GERTRUDE S. FORD
From the funeral program collection of Novella Tole
Mrs. Gertrude S. Ford
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1985
MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH
IN LOVING MEMORY
MRS. GERTRUDE S. FORD
Mrs. Gertrude Singleton Ford, the sixth of nine children of the late Rev, and Mrs. Charles A. Singleton, was born in Centerville, Mississippi.
At an early age, her family moved to Charlieville, La. She received her early education in the public schools of Louisanna and furthered her education at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark. She received the RN Degree from Woodmen Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. She did further graduate work at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Ill., and Homer G. Phillip in St. Louis, Mo.
She confessed faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior early in life and as a young child served as the secretary of the Sunday school and taught a primary class. Later she joined Berean Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the treasurer of the Missionary Society, Circle 3.
She was a member of the Middle West Tennessee, State and National Funeral Directors Associations, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., the New Idea Club, the Athenian Literary Club, the Daughters of Isis, the Criterion Bridge Club, the NAACP, and a charter member of the Jackson Chapter of Links, Inc., Arria Calanthe Area Court #16.
She entered into holy matrimony with Mr. Augustus Ceasar Ford, to this union two daughters were born, Suzzane and Gwendolyn.
She also reared five children in addition to her own - two nieces, Jacqueline Whitney, Chicago, Ill., Bonnie Black, Gary, Ind.; three nephews, A. C. Williams, Chicago, Ill., Jessie Williams and Charles Williams Ford, who both preceded her in death.
She also leaves to cherish her memory three grandchildren, Rita Taylor, Sikeston, Mo., Forda Bond, Jackson, Tenn., LaFonda Bond, Jackson, Tenn., two sons-in-law, Herman Bond, Jackson, Tenn. and Henry Taylor, Sikeston, Mo.; one sister, Alice Kirkendoll, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Alexander Singleton, Baton Rouge, La.; one brother-in-law, Bishop Chester Kirkendoll, St. Louis, Mo.; two addidtional nephews, Chester A. Kirkendoll, III, Memphis, Tenn., and Kapel Kirkendoll, Sr., Jackson, Tenn.; one addidtional niece, Loretta Kirkendoll Jones, Jackson, Tenn.; one niece-in-law, Tommie Kirkendoll, Jackson, Tenn.; two god children, Connie Long, Detroit and Jimmette Spicer Taylor, Las Vegas and a host of other relatives and friends.
Interment - Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Middle-West Tennessee Funeral Directors Association
David Manual, Floyd Manual, Miller Herron, James Jones, Robert Chatman, Kenneth Hullum
FORD FUNERAL HOME