Tyler Drejon Ford

November 1, 1997 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 21)


Mr. Tyler Drejon Ford of Gainesville, Florida entered into thy Masters Joy Tuesday, September 10, 2019.


Tyler Drejon Ford was born in Gainesville, Florida on November 1, 1997 to the parents of Dwayne Ford

and April Stokes. Tyler joined First Union at an early age, and was also a youth usher and a member of the drama ministry. In his younger days, he enjoyed playing t-ball and rookie ball, and in his high school days he enjoyed playing football. Tyler’s passion in life was cooking where he created unique, delicious recipes which he chose not to share with anyone, and was accepted into the culinary program at Tampa Bay Tech. Tyler enjoyed watching movies, talking on the phone, and lovedcracking jokes and he especially loved any and every kid that he came across. Tyler was loved by everyone who met him and had a smile that would brighten your day. He leaves to celebrate his life, his mother April (Karsane) Stokes, and his father Dewayne (LaTacha) Ford. Godparents: Iris (Richard) Bailey Grandmother: Eula Moore, Mary (Charles) Young of Gainesville, FL.; Grandfather: Jessie (Bertha) Reese of Spring Hill, FL., Claudie Ford, Arbie (Fannie) McClendon of Gainesville, Fl.; Great Grandmother: Lillian Williams of Gainesville, FL; Brothers: Tayelen Seabrook, Gainesville, FL.; S. Andre (Liz) Hunt of Lake City, FL; Savonte (Gabbi) Hunt,Sisters: Etashina Whitfield, Myriah King, Ryanna Sanders,Ayanna Ford, Destiny Ford,  Ashley (Travail) Davis, Falicia Mincey all of Gainesville, FL.; Sivonnia (Jorge) DeBarros of Woodstock, IL; Shawntavia Hunt of Archer, FL.; Alaisha Valentine of South Carolina and Martha (James) Scott of Gainesville, FL. Niece: Enjah Whitfield of Gainesville, FL. Aunts: Barbara Ward (deceased), Sandra Daniels of Ocala, FL.; Melanie Stokes-Dees of Sumter, SC; Special Aunt Lavada Bradshaw of Gainesville, FL.; Gwen Troupe, Melissa (George) McCray, Amanda (Raymond) Foye, Patricia (David) Thomas, and Laura Ford. Uncles: Alexander Stokes of Albany, NY; Mitchell (Ann) Stokes of Augusta, SC; Kenneth Stokes of Gainesville, FL.; Terry (Lexy) Jackson, Claudie Ford Jr., Julius Ford, Arness (Norris) Ford, Bishop Christopher (Dolly) Stokes of Citra, FL; Grand Uncle: Reverend Richard Daniels of Leesburg, FL.; Great Uncle: Johnny Jackson Jr. Grand Aunt:Dorothy Morris of Mulberry, FL.; Margaret Tate of Reddick, FL.; Great Aunt: Carrie Walker Maggie (Walter) Harvey, Penny (Dodie) Sirmones, Bobby Reese, Jessie Reese, and Alphonso Reese all of Ocala, FL. and a host of sorrowing extended familyand friends.

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 Service Program


September 20, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DR Williams Fellowship Hall
618 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

Celebration of Life
September 21, 2019

11:00 AM
First Union Missionary Baptist Church
3707 E Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610

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