International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star


Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President/CEO • Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° - Supreme Grand Master

Illustrious Robert L. Stevens, 33°

Most Worshipful Grand Master

MW Illustrious Renford P. Brown Grand Lodge - In Memoriam

Sunrise: December 13, 1938

Sunset: September 24, 2011

Bro. James Edward Ford, 32°

Deputy Grand Master


Time, the immortal element of man's existence starts with but a moment, this moment for James Edward Ford was December 13, 1938 in Omaha, Georgia to the late Charles W. Ford and Laura Flanagan Ford. From that moment forward, he made a significant impact upon the lives he touched both directly and indirectly.


He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church until he relocated to Orlando, Florida and joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Lewis Boatman, Sr. Over the years, he served as President of the Usher Board, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent. He was ordained as a Deacon under the Reverend Rollie Murray, Jr.


He was a life time member of International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star where he held various positions on the local and state level; and served as a former Board Member of the South Orlando YMCA.


He leaves to mourn his loving and devoted wife of 44 years Cleo Ford. His two sons: William Jackson (Pattie), Deltona, FL and Charles Ford (Andrea), Eustis, FL. Three daughters: Alicia Ford-Fant (Delbert), Andover, MN; Keisha Ford-Lemmon (David) Orlando, FL; Angela Wiley, Orlando, FL. Mother-in-law Mrs. Josie Blue. Two sisters Vivian Sharpe, Decatur, GA, Carolyn LimQuee, Orlando, FL. One aunt; Susie Williams, Georgia. Four sisters-in-law Joann Foulkes (Maurice), Orlando, FL; Gladys Ford, Columbus, GA; Jeanette Gray, Miami, FL and Matalean Moore (Harvey), Atlanta, GA. Two brothers-in-law Leon Moore, Miami, FL and Randolph Moore, Miami, FL. Ten grandchildren, a host of beloved nieces, nephews, God children, cousins and special caregivers Chuck and Robin Curry.