WATCH: Funeral held for community leader Vince Ford

Prisma Health issued a statement Wednesday on the death of Vince Ford.
Prisma Health issued a statement Wednesday on the death of Vince Ford.(Prisma Health)
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 11:22 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Funeral arrangements were announced Friday for Vince Ford. A viewing is scheduled at Leevy’s Funeral Home at 1831 Taylor St in Columbia. It will run on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The funeral is scheduled for Brookland Baptist Church at 1066 Sunset Blvd in West Columbia. It will begin at noon on Monday, Dec. 12.

Ford’s internment location will be at Lincoln Cemetery on Farrow Rd.


Wednesday morning Prisma Health issued a statement following the death of its senior vice president of Community Affairs, Vince Ford. He was 64 years old.

The company said,

“Our Prisma Health family grieves the loss of Vince Ford, senior vice president of Community Affairs.”

“Vince worked at Prisma Health for more than 25 years and was a nationally recognized leader in promoting community health equity. Vince was well known across South Carolina and the country for operating programs and forging partnerships that delivered medical and social health services to historically underserved populations. ”

“His legacy will live on as we continue to build on the strong community health platform that he created. Our condolences go to his family, friends, and the entire community on the loss of this beloved servant-leader.”

Richland One issued a statement in reaction to his death. Ford served on the Richland One Board of School Commissioners for 24 years. He was chairman eight times during his career. The district said, “Mr. Ford’s service and contributions to Richland One will never be forgotten. We extend our condolences to his family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”

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