It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald “Ronnie” Ford, who left this world on March 1, 2023, at the age of 68. Ronnie was a devoted father and friend, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Ronnie was born in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan to Herbert and Rosalie Ford. Ronnie had a wild and adventurous youth, filled with unforgettable experiences and lifelong friendships. He was a rolling stone and lived a beautiful life. His travels took him hitch-hiking through the United States and even landed him a role in a Hollywood film! He lived life to the fullest and never let anything hold him back from exploring all that the world had to offer.
But above all else, Ronnie loved being a father to his amazing daughter. He cherished every moment spent with her and was immensely proud of her accomplishments. His love, support, and guidance were instrumental in shaping the person she is today, and his legacy will continue to live on through her and all those who knew him. Throughout his life, Ronnie touched the hearts of many people with his kindness, generosity, and positivity. He will be remembered for his warm smile, his gentle spirit, and his unwavering commitment to those he loved.
Ronnie was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Brenda and Jewel, and his niece Kimberly. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Samantha; his son-in-law Frank; the love of his life Susan; his nephew Randy and his wife Christy; his nephew Robert “Bobbie”; his nephew Christopher; his great-nieces and nephews Darian, Haley, and Koby; and many, many friends including Johnny, Cam, and Frank W. to name a few.
Although Ronnie is no longer with us, his legacy will live on through his daughter and all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten, and his memory will always be cherished by those who loved him. May Ronnie rest in peace, knowing that he left the world a better place than he found it and that his legacy will continue to inspire others to live life to the fullest and spread joy wherever they go.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr. in Virginia Beach.
I am sending love and condolences to my sister Sam and the rest of Ron’s family. I am sorry for the loss of Ron. He was truly a good man and he was always so funny. We all had a lot of good times together like going to watch the planes take off and land, going to the movies, or to the circus. He will be missed.
I send my love an condolences to family, Ronnie was wonderful man full of life an laughter my time an memories with him will never be forgotten he truely was Awsome man !!
RIH Mr. Ronald.
When I met you and your beautiful wife… You guys treated me with open arms… You will truly be missed Mr. Ron.