Funeral services for Jerry L. Ford will be held at 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Community Baptist Church. Pastor Danny McIlvene will officiate. Interment will follow at the Northeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Rayville, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home ~ West Monroe. Visitation will be from 4:30 P.M. until at the church on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Jerry was born in Beaumont, Texas on February 28, 1938 and passed away in Monroe, Louisiana on November 26, 2020. He was a longtime member and deacon at Community Baptist Church. Jerry retired from the Union Pacific Railroad and the Louisiana National Guard. He also worked at Burger Chef for years and owned Totos in West Monroe for many years. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Joe A. Ford, Sr. and Clara Poole Ford; brother, Robert L. Ford.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Lillian Bullock Ford; daughter, Debra Ford Hinkie and husband Jerry; granddaughter, Launa Liggen and husband Sam; special grandson, Dillon and wife Sumner; great- grandchildren, Kamryn and Carson; step-sons, Jim Murphy and wife Kim; Kim’s children, Trish, T.J., and Mickey Abbott and families; special step-grandson, Cody Abbott; brothers, Joe Ford and wife Linda, Lewis Ford and wife Brenda; many other nieces, nephews and other cherished family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jim Childers, Mark Martin, Jr. Johnson, Gary Smith, Henry Hanson, and Tom Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Retired National Guard of the 528th Engineer Battalion and “Ole Men’s” Sunday School Class of Community Baptist Church. Special honorary pallbearer will be Larry Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Jerry’s name to Community Baptist Church, 164 Defreese Road, West Monroe, Louisiana, 71291.