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Gwendolyn L Bridgeforth

December 28, 1944 February 21, 2019
Gwendolyn L Bridgeforth
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Gwendolyn Louella Ford Bridgeforth, age 74 of Trenton, New Jersey was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Gwen, as she was known by family and friends, was born on December 28, 1944 to the late Mabel F. Ford and Frederick R. Ford Sr., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School System and graduated from Westinghouse High School. After graduation she attended the The Pittsburgh School of Arts where her major was modeling. Gwen went on to model in Pittsburgh, New York and Las Vegas with her brother Donald as her agent, hair stylist and clothing designer.
Upon returning to Pittsburgh after a time, she met and married David Bridgeforth and to this union was born three children. They began raising them in Pittsburgh with the help of both sets of grandparents. After separating Gwen moved her children to New Jersey where another child was born, India. Being the loving, caring person she was she began raising foster children also; one being her own grand-daughter who she raised from birth so she became her own child.
After a few years Gwen became ill and it took several years for her to recover completely. She did very well for some time, but after receiving some bad news, she fell ill again, and this kept her disabled for 21 years.
Gwen was preceded in death by a son “Bennie”, her mother and father, four brothers – Casper Ford, Frederick Ford, Jr. Harold Ford and Donald Ford, and three sisters – Mary Cottrell, Geraldine Ford, and Florence Ford.
Gwen leaves to cherish her memory five children – Shari L. Alexander (Kendall), Trenton, NJ, Mark L. Bridgeforth (Diane), Ewing, NJ, Rusell Bridgeforth, Trenton NJ, India Bridgeforth, Trenton, NJ and Porsche Harris (Ormando), Moore, SC; one sister – Beatrice Binion, Pittsburgh, PA; and one brother – Richard S. Ford (Sandra), Pittsburgh, PA; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.


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