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James A. Ford-Bey, IV

March 14, 1949 — November 7, 2022

Phoenixville

James A. Ford-Bey, IV

 

James Ahmed Ford-Bey IV, of Phoenixville, born March 14, 1949, husband of the late Gaynore A. (Griffin) Ford-Bey, and son of the late Mary Julia and James Ford-Bey III, was called home to be with the Lord on November 7, 2022.

 

Jim is survived by daughter Tara Harris, wife of Alen Harris, Sr; son James A. Ford-Bey V of Phoenixville; daughter Yvette D. Lockley of Douglassville, wife of Garrison Lockley; son Marcus N. Ford-Bey of New York, husband of Katelyn Ford-Bey; and six grandchildren; Lana, Alen Jr, Austin, and Isaiah Harris; Nathaniel and Naya Ford-Bey. 

 

 Jim graduated from Phoenixville Area High School in 1968, where he excelled at football, wrestling, and track. After attending trade school, he was a longtime employee of Phoenix Steel and Davyln Group. 
 

He is survived by siblings: Jesse Ford-Bey; Travis Ford-Bey; Gloria Hewlett; Shirley Ford-Bey; Doreen Ford-Bey; Darlene Ford-Bey; Rosita Ford-Bey; Bruce Jackson; and Elizabeth Waller.


He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Isetta Ford-Bey; Darford Ford-Bey; Bernard Ford-Bey, Sr.; Wanetta Ford-Bey; and Richard Waller.
 
 

He enjoyed billiards, bowling and was active in several bowling leagues at Phoenix Lanes.  Jim loved spending time laughing and talking with family and friends, spoiling his grandchildren and watching the Eagles and Phillies.  He was also fond of his classic blue 1969 Ford Mustang.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service at Devlin Rosmos Kepp and Gatcha Funeral Home, 517 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 11:00 am with Rev. Alen Harris, Sr. of New First Baptist of Birdsboro officiating. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00am.
 
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