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MICHAEL H FORD

1952 ~ 2021 (age 69)

Obituary

Michael Henry Ford, Sr, 69, of Matteson, IL, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on July 9, 2021.

Michael was born on April 14, 1952, to Lee and Delores (Johnson) Ford Jr in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Morgan Park High School in 1969, he enlisted in the United States Navy receiving an honorable discharge in 1977. He went on to study psychology at Chicago State University.

In addition to his work as a theater set designer and head carpenter at Theater 47 in Park Forest, IL, Michael spent his time volunteering in the local community, grilling, and baking with his grandchildren.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Monina Silvano, and their children Bernadette Ford (Brandon Smith), Ruzella (Rogell) Hamilton Jr., and Michael (Tien) Ford Jr. He is also survived by his children Steven (Michelle) Short, Darren (Teresa) Short, and Tonya (Dan) Hughes. 

Michael is preceded in death by his parents Lee Jr and Delores; brothers Lee III, Cornell, and Derrick. He leaves to cherish his memories six sisters: Denise Folk, Dorcas Ford-Jones, Jessica Ford, Donna Bush, Christine Ford, and Edith Ford; two brothers, Larry (Judy), and Frederick. He will be missed by 17 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 20, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
WOODS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, LTD.
1003 S. HALSTED STREET
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411

Wake
Wednesday
July 21, 2021

10:00 AM
THEATER 47
371 ARTIST WALK VICTORY DRIVE
PARK FOREST, IL 60466

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 21, 2021

11:00 AM
THEATER 47
371 ARTIST WALK VICTORY DRIVE
PARK FOREST, IL 60466

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
July 21, 2021

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421

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