Sherman Maurice Ford
Sherman Maurice “Elliott” Ford, Jr., was born on October 10, 1967 in Long Beach, California to the late Lillie Mae and Sherman Ford, Sr. He was raised by his Grandmother, Annie Laura Whitaker, “Madea”.
Madea loved Sherman and raised him with a stern hand. Almost every summer, Madea and Sherman traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to visit family, on the Trailways Bus (which later turned into Greyhound). Sherman loved the summer trips with Madea and was fascinated by the bus system. He wanted to drive the bus and became a bus driver for Greyhound.
Sherman accepted Christ at an early age at Revelation Holy Baptist Church.
He graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. He joined ROTC and proudly wore his uniform.
On June 14, 2014 he was called home to be with other family members who preceded him in death: his Grandmother, Annie Laura Whitaker “Madea”, his Father & Mother, Sherman & Lillie Mae Ford, His Sisters, Annie Pearl Means & Zola Mae Washington.
Sherman leaves to cherish his memory: Two Sisters: Cassandra (Wayne) Ramos, Daphne Ford, Four Brothers: Ray A. Means, John (LaTanya) Means, Tommy Means, Jeffery Means. Aunts & Uncles: Maternal – Annie R. Whitaker, Willie L. Whitaker. Paternal
Sherrill Thomas, Bertha Strachan, Cynthia Nicholson – James Douglas (Dina) Ford & Dallas (Ethel) Ford and a host of nieces, nephews cousins other relatives and friends.