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Michael Leonard Ford, 31, La Plata

Michael Leonard “Mike” Ford, 31, of La Plata died Nov. 7, 2012, in Ripley.

Born March 5, 1981, in Prince George’s County, he was the son of George “Buster” Louis Ford of Temple Hills and Shirley Ann Uzzle McCants Ford of Austin, Texas.

Mr. Ford attended public schools in Prince George’s and Charles counties. In 1999, he graduated from Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls, N.J.

He was employed as a warehouse distributor operator for Safeway Stores at the time of his death.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Tay’von Amir Ford of Howell, N.J.; brothers, Walter L. McCants of Charlottesville, Va., and Marquis G. McCants of Baltimore; sister, Kimberly A. McCants of Indian Head; grandmother, Maude Uzzle of La Plata; and many other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at Thornton Funeral Home, Pomonkey. Burial will take place at Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf.