Christopher Ford age 21 of Mena, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Sheridan, Arkansas as a passenger while going to get his beloved Australian Shepherd puppy, “Chris, Jr.”

Chris was born on June 28, 1997 in Vineland, New Jersey to Cynthia Mclellan. Chris had many talents and enjoyed doing different things in his life. In Mena High School he played the tuba in the band. He graduated with honors from ACTI in Business and gave the graduation speech. Chris was going to start work in retail. He enjoyed playing video games with his brother. Chris also played and was a skilled Dungeon Master of Dungeons and Dragons. He enjoyed listening to music and loved writing poetry. He loved watching Dr. Who. Above all he was loyal, devoted, and he loved his family, especially his niece and nephews. He was a resilient young man and was successfully making his way through life dealing with Autism and Mental Illness. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and boyfriend. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by mother: Cynthia Mclellan of Mena, Arkansas

Step-Father: Joshua Mclellan of Mena, Arkansas

Brother: Charles Walter Ford and wife Emily Dawn Ford stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Sister: Caitlyn Rene Hansel and husband Kyle George Hansel of Mena, Arkansas

Nephews: Jacob Alan Harder and Quinten Blake Hansel

Puppy: Chris, Jr.

Sister: Candace Jean Sherrouse and husband Jesse Dale Lee Sherrouse

Nephew and niece: Alexander Elikai Sherrouse and Chloe Jean Sherrouse

Step-sisters: Brittany Ramsey, Ashley Ford, and Natalie Ford

Step-brother: Joseph Mclellan

Girlfriend: Samantha Williams.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Reverend Howard Gideon Broadwater, Jr.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. There will be a reception at First Baptist Church after the services have concluded. 

Pallbearers will be Charles Ford, Jared Sweeten, Joshua Mclellan, Jesse Sherrouse, Kyle Hansel, and Shane Harder.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alexander Sherrouse, Jacob Harder, and Joseph Mclellan.


2-4-19 12:48 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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