Ford, Cordell

Cordell Ranna Ford

July 22, 1938 - June 3, 2019

Cordell Ranna Ford of Plano, Texas passed away on June 3, 2019 at the age of 80.  He was born on July 22, 1938 to George Ford, Jr. and Naomi (Powell) Ford in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Cordell attended Xavier Prep High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country for 20 years. During his time of service, Cordell received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation with Gallantry Cross, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, (5) Good Conduct Medal, the 45 Caliber Pistol Sharpshooter, the 45 Caliber Pistol Marksman and the Battle Efficiency Excellence “E” Ribbon.  He was of the Christian faith. 

Cordell is survived by his daughter, Martha M. Maxwell; step-daughter, Velma Jean Mullen; grandchildren, Cordell Maxwell, Terrenika Maxwell, William Bertran Holloway and Cynthia M. Holloway; great-grandchildren, Zymiah Maxwell, Jalen Maxwell, Kaiden Maxwell and Liana Turner; sister, Don V. Ford; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Lloyd Ford, Aubrey Ford and George Ford, III.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, 1808 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, Texas 75232.  Interment with military honors will follow at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

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Cordell maxwell, July 8, 2019 You will be truly missed Uncle Cordell. I’m praying for you Martha! Love,
Feleicia Ford, June 10, 2019 Praying for God’s loving comfort. Mr. Cordell was a great father and man! Alfred and Linda Williams, June 9, 2019 Sis. Martha, It certainly has been a blessing to have you and your family as Church Sisters in Christ at Bibleway. You have shown to be such a strong Christian woman in Christ. I know you are depending on God to get you and your family through your time of bereavement. God will bless and keep you and your Family. Tell Terrinika hello and be strong. Nice picture of your father. Love you guys. Sis. Viola Blouin
Viola Blouin, June 9, 2019 Martha and family - sending deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad, brother & grandfather. Cordell was an awesome man. I wish I could have gone fishing with Martha and him on one of his good weekends. The loss of a parent goes straight through the heart. My heart has so much compassion for you please call me if I can do anything for you. Sending you lots of love and deepest sympathy. Jackie “Cordell’s friend”
Jackie Huntet, June 9, 2019 Praying for peace and comfort for your spirit during this time of sorrow. McMain Mustangs c/o 1982 Tina Cotton, June 9, 2019