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Eric Maurice Ford, age 70 of Bridgeport, beloved son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, and friend passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Bridgeport Hospital. Eric was preceded in death by his parents Armstead Ford and Margaret Ann Ford Turner and his sister, Melanie Ford.

He blessed the world with his presence on November 4, 1947, in Charlotte, N.C. Eric and his family moved to Bridgeport when he was a young child. Eric he graduated from Fairfield Prep High School and would go on to attend Morgan State before completing his Bachelor's degree at New Haven University. Eric spent a large part of his working career employed at Allstate Insurance as a Senior Claims Representative.

Eric was very active in the Bridgeport community, hosting a radio show at 89.5 FM/WPKN for several decades. He had a passion for mentoring, teaching and empowering the youth to dream big, pursue their dreams and to make educated decisions.

Eric also directed the Smart Start/Talent Search and other federally funded youth programs at Hall Neighborhood House; additionally, he supported the Urban Prep School and managed the social services case managers. Eric had a great love for animals, as well.

Eric is survived by his daughter, Twanda R. Davenport and Son-in-Law, Tyrone W. Davenport of California. His nephew and namesake, Eric M. Ford II, of California. His significant other, Nadean Bell of Bridgeport. His Niece Erin Edwards of New York. His great-niece Amari K. Ford of California and Naima Domacase of New York. His extended family The Avery’s, Montgomery’s and Davis’ of Bridgeport, his cousins the James family of New York and a host of cousins throughout North Carolina, as well as a host of friends.

Friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 11am to 12pm. Funeral services begin at 1pm. Services will be held at Morton’s Mortuary, 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

The repast will take place immediately following the services. If you would like to send flowers, please send them to the mortuary. Reverend G. Wesley Dullivan, officiating.


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Visitation

Tuesday

19

Dec

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Morton's Mortuary

25 Margaret E. Morton Lane
Bridgeport, CT 06607

Service

Tuesday

19

Dec

1:00 PM
Morton's Mortuary

25 Margaret E. Morton Lane
Bridgeport, CT 06607

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