September 22, 1950 - December 23, 2018
Gwendolyn was born September 22, 1950, in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Curtis Grimes and the late Dorcille Haynes Grimes. Gwendolyn earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Illinois and her Master’s Degree at Central Michigan University. She retired from the United States Army as a Major in 1987, and was employed as a Labor Relations Specialist, Navy Ship Parts Control Center (SPCC), Mechanicsburg, PA. Gwendolyn was the Vice President and Founding Member of Monterey CA Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. An advocate against the bullying of children, she encouraged youth to continue their education. Gwendolyn loved to travel, most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her family, and she was united in Christian fellowship with Cornerstone Baptist Church, York, PA. On Sunday, December 23, 2018, at sixty-eight years of age, while at her home in Etters, PA, Gwendolyn transitioned from this life into eternal life joining her parents, Curtis and Dorcille Grimes; Grandmother Annie; Aunt Tressie Gunn; and nephew, Joseph (Joe Joe) Range. Her memory will be lovingly cherished in the hearts of her husband, Hezikiah Ford; son, Chauvon Anthony Ford; grandson, Trae Hezikiah Ford; stepchildren, Shannon Ford (Sandra), Shaun Ford, Shakiah Ford Jones (Mark); step-grandchildren, Donavin, Dwight, Quayshaun, Dominique, Daijah, Sydnee, Diamond; siblings, Sheridan Vanpatten, Annie Rose Range, Theresa Arshan, Vincent Grimes, Martin Grimes; uncle, Samuel Grimes (Mattie); mother-in-law, Lena Mae Ford Sherman; in-laws, Annie Mae Marks, Magalene Ledbetter, Shirley Washington (Ben), Janie Whittaker (Roy), Annie Ruth Jones, Brenda Willis (James), Cathy Ford, George Ford (Orient), James Ford, Kitsler Ford; godchildren, Blaire Boston, Jemal Carter; special friends, Deborah Woods, Shelly Boston, Beverly Parker, Olivia Jones; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gwendolyn was born September 22, 1950, in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Curtis Grimes and the late Dorcille Haynes Grimes. Gwendolyn earned her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Illinois and her Master’s Degree at... View Obituary & Service Information
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