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James Dennis Lord

April 27, 1927 — December 24, 2019

James Dennis Adams Lord, age 92, passed away on December 24, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after a brief illness. Dennis is survived by his children, Marjorie and son-in-law, Jolyon, of Fort Lauderdale; Dennis and daughter-in-law, Kate of Bonita Springs, Florida; Peggy and son-in-law, Pete of Delaware; Patricia Higgings and son-in-law of Trinidad; his grandchildren, Sabrina, Renee, Nicole, Danielle, Kelly and Zach; and his great-grandchildren, Jahkyah, Christopher, Claire, Marihanna, Martez and Maurice; his brother, William, “Sonny”, Lord; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Thelma, his best friend and love of his life, of 56 years; his grandchildren, Jessica and Angelique; and his siblings, Basil, Edward, Shirley and Iris. Dennis was born on April 27, 1927 in Suddie, Essequibo, Guyana, to parents William and Isabella Lord. He met his future wife, Thelma, when they were 19 and 18 years old, respectively, while in nursing school, they graduated with a degree in Nursing. In 1963, he moved his young family to the United States. He worked in his nursing career for more than 45 years. Dennis was a great family man and a loving father. He married Thelma in 1952 and the couple had three children together. Dennis was a social, active man for the majority of his life. He enjoyed his family, travelling, dancing and experiencing life. His family and friends  always remember him as a jovial, loving, fiercely independent person. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 AM on January 4, 2020, at Ralph Funeral Home, 7001 NW 4th Street, Plantation, Florida with burial following at 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn, 2401 Davie Rd, Davie, Florida. Father Albert Cutie will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dennis’s life. The family would like to thank everyone for your love and support. In lieu of a repast, donations can be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association in accordance with his wishes.
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Visitation

Saturday, January 4, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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Cemetery Location/Service

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Forest Lawn South Cemetery and Mausoleum

2401 SW 64th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

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