One of Philadelphia's most respected and loved Jazz Advocates got her call to glory yesterday, March 4, 2006. I am certain that the regional and international jazz communities share the loss of this very special lady. I was blessed to have made her acquaintance in the 70's, while working in employment services. She was a big whig in Human Resources. While makin' my rounds tryin' to catch some sounds through the 80's & 90's, I noticed Ms. Ford at alot of venues and she seemed to be very popular with the musicians and all. I was blown away gettin' a chance to associate, even a little bit, with such a gifted individual! Every time that we interacted over the last thirty-some years, I felt special for the moments we shared. I last saw her at Pearl Williams' party for Tucker at Lakey's and it was special then, too! She will be greatly missed by us earthbound advocates, but she is already seated at the Heavenly Veteran's Post at a Jazz Brunch!!! Bye for now Sue! Save the Philly crew good seats!
The Memorial Service for Susan B. Ford
Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 2PM
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
500 E. Mt Pleasant Avenue
In lieu of Flowers, please send a contribution to Grover Washington, Jr.'s Protect The Dream Foundation !
Please PYL (Post Your Love) for a Philadelphia legend!