KEITH AVERY FORD

Died: Fri., Dec. 4, 2020


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Dec. 14, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 14, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


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Mr. Keith Avery Ford was the youngest of six children born to Johnnie Mae and Charles Neal Ford, Sr. on August 6, 1963, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Keith attended Indianapolis Public Schools and received his high school diploma before venturing out to do carpentry work with his Dad.  He initially felt pushed into the line of work since his Father always pulled him along to work with him as a young man on his construction projects, but later gained a love and talent for carpentry.

 

Keith was employed with Apex Sheet Metal as a welding skilled trade journeyman until the company closed; and enjoyed welding.  Keith later worked at   Dalman Industrialists and a couple other companies before going back to his     passion for carpentry.  Keith was an entrepreneurial and was well sought after for his skilled work.  Whatever Keith put his mind to he could do.  Keith loved    working with his hands, he could design it, measure, and size it up, paint, trim, cut, build, weld with any project. He developed his own plans and carried them through with perfection.  Carpentry was his PASSION!  He continued this line of work throughout his illness until he passed.

 

Keith was previously married from April 1997 to April 2007 and never had any  children of his own, but was the stepfather to three children, made himself  available to babysit the grandchildren and was a second father figure to his oldest nephew who he developed a special bond with.

 

Keith knew the Lord and was baptized in Jesus name; he taught bible class for a couple of years, although he strayed away, he always professed his love for Christ and was a recipient of God’s blessings.

 

Keith departed this life on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the age of 57 years and 4 months.  Keith was preceded in death by his Father, Charles Neal Ford, Sr.; grandmothers Beatrice Rosie Ford and Bernice McClain; grandfathers, Neal Charles Ford, John L. Ballard; step grandfather, James McClain, Sr.; sister-in-law Victoria Ford; and nephew Jeremie Alan Roberson.

 

He leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Johnnie Mae Ford; brothers, Richard Allen Ford (Lisa); Charles Neal Ford, Jr (Belinda); Steven Duane Ford; Ezell Anthony Ford; sisters, Patricia Ann Cox (Paul); Sandra Jean Bland (William); Brandie Ford; honorary son and nephew, Rodney Roberson, Jr.; girlfriend, Diane Hallums; and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

 

Humbly Submitted…………………….The Family

 

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