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Charles T. Ford

June 27, 1947 — December 8, 2017

On Friday, December 8thCharles Thomas Ford gathered his instruments and headed towards the heavenly choir. Born June 27, 1947in Smithfield, VA to Mary Etta Wellons Ford and Charlie Ford,Charles was the former Executive Secretary and Minister of Music for Main Street Baptist Church for over 40 years. Charles was a 1965graduate andClass Presidentof Westside High School, and attended of Norfolk State University. He was a musical icon in Hampton Roads that touched the lives of many area musicians and vocalists. He served as aformer President of the Hampton University Choir Director's and Organists' Guild.

Survivors include: sisters Edna Ford Powell and Martha Ford Evans Jackson; nephews and nieces Julian Evans, William and Tracey Powell, Charles and Tanesha Powell, Danielle D'Amico Lawrence, and Mary D'Amico Gentile; grand-nephew and grand-nieces, Cameron Powell, Amaya Powell, and Kailyn McMilan; special cousin Glender Wellons who preceded him in death; and many other cousins, friends, and church family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11am Friday, December 15, 2017 at Main Street Baptist Church Smithfield, VA. Viewing will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4-7pm accompanied by music and reflections from 5:30-7pm also at Main Street Baptist Church. Professional services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.

Burial Date December 15, 2017

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11am Friday, December 15, 2017 at Main Street Baptist Church Smithfield, VA. Viewing will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4-7pm accompanied by music and reflections from 5:30-7pm also at Main Street Baptist Church. Professional services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.

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