Born February 28, 1963, Vicki Ford passed away surrounded by family and friends on the morning of November 18, 2021 at her home in Leesburg, FL at the age of 58. After a 4-year battle with lung cancer, Vicki departed this world to rest eternally in Heaven, cancer-free. Throughout her battle, Vicki’s resounding strength was led by her favorite verse, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). This scripture renewed her faith and prompted the birth of her earthly mission which was to pour out her love and attention on to her faith, family, friends while helping others. As everyone knows, she has never met a stranger that didn’t become a best friend. Vicki once said, “Hardship often prepares ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny… Be positive every day no matter what comes your way. And touch as many people as you can while on your journey. Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” Vicki led an extraordinary life with her husband, Chris, of 33 years. Together, they showered each other with love, laughter and adventure, and made it their mission to help others. Her passion for life and remarkable spirit guided her to many destinations throughout the world, finding new friends, and hidden waterfalls wherever she traveled.
Vicki is survived by her husband, Christopher Ford, their children Dianna, Chase, and Ryan; daughter-in-laws Courtney and Alexandra; grandchildren Lleyton, Oakley, and Kennedy; father and mother, Bill and Mary Jackson, as well as her brothers and sister-in-laws, Jackey and Joy and Rickey and Cherry. Vicki will be greatly missed, but forever in our hearts. She is a guiding light, a model for kindness, generosity, faith and love for all those she has met and touched. If you wish to make a donation in her honor, the donations can be made through the following GoFundMe page: https://gofund.me/e30745fa or search “Vicki’s Mission” by Christopher Ford to help support the fight against Cancer.
A Celebration of Life event will be held on November 28, 2021 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Mission Inn Resort’s Marina Del Ray located at 26300 FL-19, Howey in the Hills, FL.