Dr. Marion Ford graced her presence upon this earth on November 19th, 1954, to the union of the late Bank McGhee and Evelyn McGhee. She was a graduate of Peach County High School and went on to pursue a degree in education, from what is now, The Fort Valley State University. After graduating, she embarked on a journey with the Houston County School System, in which she would leave in impeccable imprint. While working with HCSS, she attained multiple graduate degrees, from The Fort Valley State University, The University of Georgia, Troy State University, and went on to obtain her doctorate’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her educational qualities allowed her the opportunity to impact lives from the role of a teacher to the role of a principal. After retiring from the Houston County School system in 2011, she made an impact in the lives of educators, serving as an administrator with former colleagues, in the counties of Marengo and Montgomery in Alabama. She retired from those duties in 2015. Dr. Marion Ford’s life was filled with travel and the love for people. She was the recipient of many awards and accolades, and a member of many educational organizations. She took pride being a member in her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta-Fort Valley Alumnae Chapter, Inc; and was a member of Order of Eastern Star- Turner Chapter #270. She was also a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Marion Ford is wife of Timothy Ford, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her one and only son, Chantez Ford (Cynthia Ford), one grandson and granddaughter Caden Ford and Deoni Hacker; Caden’s family, Shabrea Davis, Demysha Blassingame, and Takyha Blassingame; her sibling, Frances Caldwell (Jimmie Caldwell). Bobby McGhee (Yvonne McGhee) and Lawrence McGhee preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memories a close friend, Saul Feagin, and a host of devoted nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.
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