The Rev. Austin Ford, sits outside surrounded by plants in the garden of Emmaus House. (AJC file photo) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Memorial service date set for Emmaus House founder Austin Ford 

The memorial service for the Rev. Austin Ford will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at  the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road N.W.

Ford, founder of Emmaus House, died Aug. 18 at 89.

The Grant Park resident was a tireless advocate for Atlanta’s disenfranchised and poor.

Read and sign the online guestbook for Rev. Austin Ford

Emmaus House, a mission of the Episcopal Church, started on the corner of Capitol and Haygood avenues in Peoplestown. 

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“Austin Ford was someone who believed and lived his faith shoulder to shoulder with people from all situations and circumstances,” Robert C. Wright, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, said in a statement.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for :  the Emmaus House Foundation, Inc., c/o Barbara Ternes, 32 School St, Bellows Falls,  Vt. 05101; Episcopal Relief & Development, 815 Second Ave, New York, NY. 10017; and Stacey Abrams for Governor.

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