Condolences for Paul Ray Ford

Caleb Eames posted on 6/11/20

I am a high school classmate of Paul Ford, and have been a fan of his encouraging smile and positive attitude for decades! He was a fighter - even way back in the Fredericksburg Christian High School weightlifting days! So sad to hear of his passing, but so happy to know he is with Jesus, completely whole, with a new heart and a new body! May God comfort his wife and children in this terribly difficult time.... Prov 3:5-6


Caleb Eames posted on 6/11/20

I am a high school friend of Paul’s, and we kept in touch throughout the years. He was a fighter, even way back in Fredericksburg Christian High School, where we lifted weights together! So sad to hear of his passing, but we know he is safe in Jesus’ arms and has a new heart and a new body! May God comfort his family....



Mike Nolan posted on 6/9/20

To my dear cousin, how dearly you will be missed. Your now home and at peace. No more pain and anguish, no more fighting. I love you and will think about you often thinking of all the good times and fun we have had together. The incredible memories that I will never forget. Say high to Grammy and your mother for me. Say hello to all the other family also. We will see you again soon. Until then you will be looking down on all of us. Much love my cousin I will miss you. This is not a goodbye, not at all. It’s just a I will see you later. Love yuh


Maria Knapik posted on 6/8/20

I will always remember Paul's positive energy, faith and contagious smile. Sending comforting prayers to family and friends who have been blessed by his friendship and whose hearts are so heavy now. Peace to all.



Chris Sill posted on 6/8/20

Rest in Peace, Paul. All my love to your family. In Him, Chris Sill.


Alisha Bellene Huff posted on 6/7/20

I am praying for your family during this time. I have so many fond memories of Paul from our youth group years at Mt Ararat Baptist Church, youth council, youth choir, mission trips and more. I am thankful that he isn’t in pain and is reunited with his precious Mama, but I know the ache of him not being here with you all. I am so thankful for the promise of Heaven!


Mart Martin and Brad Martin posted on 6/7/20

Charlie, Brad and I are so very to learn of Paul's passing. Keeping you and the kids in our hearts and prayers.


Sharon Dalrymple posted on 6/7/20

My memories of Paul go back to when he was a child. We used to play tennis together. I watched him grow up into an incredible man. Although I am not a member of his immediate family he will always be family to me in my heart. I send prayers to his family at this time. Paul always had great faith in God and that's how he lived his life. Rest in Peace Paul


Shirley Oesterle posted on 6/7/20

My heart is so heavy... Please know that I have never ever seen such a fighter and always with the fact that God was in control. He loved the Lord .. He was a wonderful example to all of us. I know you are at peace Paul ...loving and praising your savior. You will be missed..


LaVonda Howard posted on 6/6/20

Paul was such a great man. He had a kind heart and such a helpful and positive character. He loved his family and was an awesome warrior for Christ! He was an awesome “Dance Dad” , as I knew him! RIP Paul! Prayers for Charlene and the entire family!


Alicia Miller and Paris Capron posted on 6/6/20

My condolences to you and the kids. Hearing the news was difficult. I didn’t get to know Paul as personally as some but the impact he had in the few conversations with me and my son were a blessing. We bonded over the relationship the Bradon and my son had, I remember the first thing he said when he introduced himself was that he was my son’s other parent lol. He had a big heart and his love for God showed so brightly. It was an honor knowing him and the family. My prayers are with you!! Rest In Peace Paul



Rosie Martinez posted on 6/6/20

I'll never forget when my husband was deployed a year in Afghanistan and we had a tornado side swipe our home in Camp Lejuene. He was a little over an hour away in Wilmington but he and the family headed up the next morning to help me and the boys out. Our yard was a mess. A tree had blown over and up to the front porch. He literally chopped it apart and helped me clean up the property. He also made sure it didn't look like I had any leaks, just missing shingles. He had to drive around blocked streets to get to the house. His kindess was endless and he'd give you the shirt off his back. Miss you and your kind spirit. Rest peacefully my friend. Love you Charlene, Brayden and Brooklyn.


Joyce Cason posted on 6/5/20

Paul had a light that was always on. He was a positive influence on so many people. I will always remember him as a Godly man and as good friend, good family man. He loved Charlene and his kids. I am sorry for your loss. Praying for you Charlene, Braydon and Brooklyn


Jennifer Morin posted on 6/5/20

This news hit me hard! Mike and I absolutely adored Paul and are so saddened by this. Charlene you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry! If we were still in NC I would be there in a heartbeat to celebrate his life. The only positive in this is he will be with his mom in heaven who I know he missed dearly. My love to the family.


Heather Maroney posted on 6/5/20

Paul was a good friend and he loved his family very much. He did everything he could for his family. Growing up with Paul in the church he was a fun guy to hang out with. He has fought hard over the past year and he had a strong faith. He loved the lord and never gave up. My family and I prayed for him and his family daily! I pray that he finds rest and peace and is having a great time up in heaven with his mom and grandma.


Rosa Douglas posted on 6/5/20

I am so sorry for your loss. I meet Mr. & Mrs. Ford a long time ago when their son was in my second grade class. He had a sweet spirit and would do whatever he could for anyone. I was lucky to have meet him. I am praying for strength through this time for his wife , children and family. You may not understand buy God knows best. Love you Ford family.



Carolyn Warner posted on 6/5/20

Paul spent many days and nights at our home. His Mom, Wendy, worked varied hours, and Paul and Scot were often at our house. Ryan was Paul's age, and Kyle was Scott's age.Wenfy and I coached soccer for Scott and Kyle's teams.Paul had dyslexia---but was do smart!! He pretty much memorized the soccer rule book, and was a good player!! He was often responsible for Scott when Wendy worked, and had us help discipline a few times He loved his little Brother, and so loved his Mother! His love for Jesus was evident early on, and he was never happier than when he was helping someone. I spent a lot of days on Messenger with him this past year, and his Family was the only thing on his mind! We visited him numerous times at Duke, all he wanted was for them to be OK! Rest in that love Charlene, Brandon and Brooklynn. He will always be with you, cheering you on, wanting you to be happy! He truly was the BEST man, and we loved him!


Linda Black posted on 6/5/20

Grateful that Paul shared his journey with us. Paul played soccer with our boys and attended Mt. Ararat Church with us. We'll miss him, but so glad he's with Jesus. Love to Charlene and his sweet children. Linda Black ❤


Amber Travers posted on 6/5/20

Paul was one of the first people to talk to me when I started working at the restaurant. We immediately had a family connection. The brother I never had. Paul was annoying, crazy, kind hearted, and full of life. The day he married Charlie was the happiest I had ever seen him. He loved her and those kids with everything he was. The world lost a good man, but I know he’s safe and pain free with his mom. He will be forever remembered and forever missed. Rest easy, brother.



Kim & Kevin Williams & family posted on 6/5/20

I read the condolence that Precious Bernard posted about Paul and what he did from his hospital bed in setting up the parade this Saturday for the Seniors at North Brunswick High School. I have known Paul for 9 years and he would go out of his way to help anyone that needed it, especially for the youth in town. He has been there for my family and my children for many years, both of my children who are 20 years old and 26 years old now, have a special bond with Paul. He is just an amazing person. A mentor, a friend, a dad, a husband and most of all a Christian. He is such a special person and going to be missed dearly. He supported many youth kids here locally, going to their high school games and just being there for them. I can truly say, God has gained a precious angel and he is going to be missed so much by everyone in the community. I love you Paul and you will forever be in our hearts.


Precious Bernard posted on 6/4/20

I did not know Mr. Ford personally, but boy did he impact my life in a great way. While I was the administrator for the Adopt a Senior project in Brunswick County, he reached out to me and asked me to allow him to network with the individuals in the group to plan a parade for the North Brunswick High School Seniors. I agreed and little did I know that he was planning all of this from a hospital bed. I did not find this out until this morning, when I heard of his passing, and it brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful that I was graced with his presence even for a short time, but even more grateful for the testimony that he shared without speaking a word; serve your fellow man! He served his community and was selfless until the very end. He did exactly what he set out to do, and now hundreds of Seniors will be celebrated because of his love for his fellow man. It was my plan to congratulate him on Saturday, and I did not get the chance to. Soar with the angels and Rest In Peace, Mr. Ford! Thank You so very much for ALL you did for the Class of 2020!!! Your efforts did not go unnoticed. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort, strengthen, and give them peace during this difficult time!!!