Obituary and Memorial Service Announcement
John Kenneth Ford, D.Min., CSPG, CGPA, 63, born June 8, 1954 in Woodstock, VA, passed away October 2, 2017, in Cumming, GA. He had previously served as a pastor in the Potomac, Ontario (Canada), and Carolina conferences, and as the Planned Giving and Trust Services director for the Carolina Conference. At the time of his demise, Ken was the director of Planned Giving and Trust Services for the Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists.
Ken was committed to his Lord, his family, and his church with all his heart. He had a passion for photography, music, healthy living, Adventist education, and Adventist heritage. Ken has passed the torch to his co-workers, friends, and surviving family: his wife, Renee (France); sisters, Linda Ford, Kathy Henderson, and Lori Hathaway; daughters, Jaclyn Knight and Stephanie Powell; sons-in-law, Ryan Knight and Andy Powell; and grandsons, Jackson Kenneth (age 5), and Jordan Patrick (age 2). He looked forward to the day when there will be no more death and no more partings, when he will see his best friend, Jesus, and hear the words, “Well done, My good and faithful servant.”
A celebration of the life of John Kenneth Ford will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Sharon SDA Church, located at 920 N. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. Family visitation will begin at 10:30 am, followed by a hymn sing at 11:15 am. The service will follow at 11:30 am.
A tribute to Ken’s memory can be made by remitting donations to the Worthy Student funds of Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, VA, and Mount Pisgah Academy in Candler, NC, or to the Ellen G. White Estate in Silver Spring, MD.