James Lewis Carter aka "T-Model Ford"
HEADSTONE DEDICATION CEREMONY FUNDRAISER
This Friday, May 16th from 9pm - close The
Mount Zion Memorial Fund is hosting a concert raising funds
for the headstone dedication ceremony of blues musician T-Model
Ford at The Blind Pig in Oxford, MS. Silas Reed N' Da Books,
Cadillac Funk, and Tyler Keith are set to perform. Donations
will be accepted all night Friday or can be sent directly as
outlined on the Donate
page. For more information contact T. DeWayne Moore at email@example.com.
GRAVE MARKER DEDICATION FOR BLUES MUSICIAN
JAMES “T-MODEL” FORD
The Mt. Zion Memorial Fund on behalf of Estella Ford and Fat
Possum Records invites everyone to the dedication ceremony for
the headstone of James Lewis Carter “T-Model” Ford at Green
Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery off Highway 82 West outside of
Greenville, the “Queen City” of the Mississippi Delta. The
graveside ceremony will be held at 4 o’clock on Saturday, May
31, 2014. The reception will be held afterwards at
the Walnut Street Blues Bar (128 South Walnut Street) in Greenville.
Local food and live music will be provided.
T-Model Ford died at home in Greenville of respiratory failure after a prolonged illness on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Amos Harvey, formerly of Fat Possum Records, stepped up to help cover the costs of the visitation at Redmond Funeral Home on North Broadway Street in Greenville, and friends and admirers of the blues musician held fundraisers at the Walnut Street Blues Bar in Greenville, the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic in Marshall County, and other locations throughout the state. Gravel Road, the blues singer’s former backing band, as well as Chris Johnson from Bayport BBQ helped finish out the payment on the funeral costs. The funeral service was held at the Washington County Convention Center on July 27. Musician and songwriter Robert Mortimer, Jr., of Mortimer Funeral Homes, donated the burial plot and vault for the local blues singer in the newly named “Legends” section of the burial ground. The grave marker was designed by Amos Harvey and engraved by Alan Orlicek.
T. DeWayne Moore
Executive Director of the Mount Zion Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 1114
Oxford, MS 38655