On Friday, November 13, 2020, Priscilla Ford passed into the presence of her beloved Lord and Savior at age 90 at her home in Midlothian, VA, surrounded by loving family.
She was preceded by her husband Peter, and is survived by her five children and their spouses: the Rev. Dr. F. Peter Ford, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Beirut, Lebanon; Marybeth Ford Falat and her husband Jerry of Stockton, CA; Debbi Ford Hetrick and her husband Rob of Midlothian, VA; Jonathan Ford and his wife Reyna of Richmond, VA; and Timothy Ford and his wife Pamela of Calcutta, OH. Her family also includes 16 grandchildren and 10 great-granchildren.
Born Priscilla Ann Stultz in Westbrook, Maine in 1930, she was Salutatorian at Westbrook High School and attended Westbrook Teacher’s College. She married Peter Ford of Leonia, NJ, in 1951. After raising their family, Priscilla & Peter followed God’s call to missions work in the Philippines where they served at Faith Academy, a school for children of missionaries, for 18 years. Following Peter’s death in 1995, she settled in Richmond.
Priscilla had great zeal for her faith and will be remembered as a prayer warrior. A gifted musician, she will be missed by those who worshiped with her at Grace Gospel Chapel, Midlothian, VA, where she played piano.
She will be remembered for her strong faith, her bright smile, her easy laugh, and her delightful Maine accent. Her life’s verse was Nahum 1:7, “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
A memorial service will be held at Richmond Christian Fellowship, 4424 Huguenot Rd., Richmond, VA 23235 on Friday, Nov. 20. Family visitation from 1pm to 2:45pm, service at 3pm.
Gifts may be sent to Christian Missions in Many Lands (CMML), Box 13, Spring Lake, NJ 07762.