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Rev. Tony Ford

November 26, 1965 — August 21, 2023

El Dorado

Rev. Tony Ford


Rev. Tony Ford was the fifth child of seven children born to Gladys Marie Brice Ford and the late Willie Ford, Sr.

 He received his calling under the late Rev. Talmage Dunwood. He continued the leadership under Pastor Roy Aaron, Jr., the late Bishop George Calloway, Pastor Felton Burgie, and the Pastor Corey Wade of Jerusalem Quinn Baptist Church.

In the marriage of the late Tonya Slade Ford, a son was born, Raphael D. Ford.

 Rev. Ford is a graduate of El Dorado High School class of 1985. He was formally employed by Paper Bag Industries, Ivan Smith Furniture Co., and the laundromat on Hillsboro St.

He is proceeded in death by his paternal grandparents, Otis and Elizabeth Ford; maternal grandparents, James Lee and Lucille Brice; father, Willie Ford Sr.; wife, Tonya Slade Ford; two sisters-Linda Gail Ford and Evelyn Ann Ford Bowens; one nephew, Cedric J. Swift and one niece, Stephanie Nicole Freeman.

He is left to cherish his memory: His mother, Gladys Marie Ford; one son, Raphael D. Ford of Hot Springs, AR; three brothers, Willie Ford, Jr., Jimmy Sr., (Tracie) Ford of El Dorado; and David Cargile of Little Rock, AR, two sisters, Virginia Ray Ford and Audrey Berry of El Dorado, AR; and host of nieces and nephews and relatives and friend.



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