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Reginald Arness Ford

February 25, 1952 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 70)

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Reginald Ford was born on February 25, 2022 in
Rockridge county Lexington Virginia to the Late
Dorothy Lee Ford of North Carolina. He resided in
Virginia with his grandmother, two aunts (Georgia
and Frances), and his cousin John (Georgia’s son).
When Reggie was 5 his mother and her siblings
moved up north to Philadelphia, but he stayed in
Virginia with his grandmother. When Reggie was 12
years old, he took a train all by himself from Virginia
to Philadelphia to be reunited with his mother.
Upon his arrival he found out that he had become a
big brother to a handsome 5 year old little boy
named Todd. Reggie adored his little brother and
helped his mother take good care of him. Reggie
and his mother resided in the Strawberry Mansion
area. First at 33 rd and Diamond, and a few years
later at 33 rd and Monument. It was in this
neighborhood that he met the love of his life,
Patricia Ford. They were inseparable. They attended
Fitzsimmons Jr. high, Strawberry Mansion High, and
Dobbins high school together. After attending
Dobbins for one year, Reggie transferred out and
later graduated from Edison High school. After
graduating, he joined The United States Coast

Guard. A year later while stationed in Texas, he
requested that Patricia join him, and she did. They
soon returned to Philadelphia and the two became
one on November 27, 1971. Reggie was then
stationed in Richmond Virginia where their first
child Erika Dorothy was born. Reggie served four
years in the US Coast Guard. Twelve years later
Regina Michelle was born and added to the Ford
clan. As life would have it Reggie and Patricia
separated a few years later. He then moved to
Norristown and in 1991 his third daughter Teyana
Nicole was born. During this time, he began his
career as a drug and alcohol counselor and in 2013
he became a Certified Recovery Specialist. Reginald
spent most of his career in the field at Eagleville
hospital where he received many accolades and
achievements while helping many men and women
in recovery change their lives around. He touched
many lives and built lifelong bonds while working at
Eagleville. He served the clients at there for 24
years before he fell ill and had to resign. Reggie was
known for that handsome smile and for being a
sharp dresser who had to have a hat to go with
every single outfit he wore. He loved all types of

sports including college and professional football,
college and professional basketball, boxing, and
tennis. He was a diehard Eagles and Sixers fan.
Reggie always kept in touch with Patricia who he
considered to be his best friend and as God would
have it in 2015, they were reunited and resided
together until his passing.

Reggie was preceded in death by his mother
Dorothy Ford, Aunts Georgia Harper, Frances
Harrison (Elijah Harrison) and Brother Todd Alan
Ford.
He leaves to cherish his memories,
Wife-Patricia Ford, Daughters-Erika, Regina, Teyana
Grandchildren-Rasheed, Lauren, Jordin Great-
Grandson Giovanni Nieces-Sabrina, Tammy, Aisha
Nephew-Terrell and a host of cousins and friends.

 

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Nicole M. Bartlett Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc.
4406 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140

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