Today, we come together to say our farewells to Ricky Ford, a soul who left us too soon but enriched our lives in profound ways. The heaviness in our hearts reflects the depth of the impact he had on all of us.
Ricky was more than a friend; he was a beacon of joy and support for everyone, known
to be a friend to all and a stranger to none. His infectious laughter, genuine smile, and unwavering support created bonds that will forever endure.
Ricky's compassion knew no limits; his innate ability to empathize brought solace and understanding during both moments of joy and challenges. In times of need, he stood by us, and today, we celebrate the passing of a remarkable man.
For those who knew Ricky, his passion for his business, Persedo, was unmistakable. Building on his father's project, Ricky, with assistance from the scientific community, developed something truly special. He poured his heart and soul into his work, leaving a lasting legacy.
An Aggie through and through, Ricky was overjoyed when his daughter Madison graduated in Nursing from Texas A&M University in 2023. His pride in her achievements was immeasurable, reflecting the depth of his love and support for his family.
Today, we also honor Jamie, the rock of Ricky's life and his true love. His absence will also be deeply felt by his children, Jason and Madison, who will forever miss the warmth and guidance he provided.
He leaves behind his amazing mother Susie, sister Dalora, brother Kent, and his grandchildren Nolan and Wyatt.
As we bid farewell to Ricky, let us celebrate the memories that bind us and the indelible mark he left on our lives. May he rest in peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire us all.
Raise a glass of Gentle Ben and remember to sip slowly!