Funeral services took place June 15 at Christ the King Church, Jersey City, for Gertrude “Linda” Praylow, 58, called Linda by all. She died on June 6 at Atrium Post Acute Care Center at WayneView in Wayne. Linda was born to the late Gertrude Ford and Billy Reeves in Jersey City, on March 7, 1963. Linda spent all of her adult life in Jersey City working for many years as a childcare provider. Throughout her life she faithfully cared for her family and her friends. Her greatest joy was supporting and watching her only child, her daughter, the Rev. Dr. Perzavia Tymeshee “Measha” Praylow, mature into an inspiring woman, pastor and college professor. She is preceded in death by her mother Gertrude Ford; father Billy Reeves; sister Joyce Praylow; uncle LeRoy Praylow; aunts Rena Mae Swinton and Martha Toomer; and niece Hafiza Ford; Survived to cherish her memory is her daughter, Rev. Dr. Perzavia Tymeshee “Measha” Praylow; three sisters Brenda, Patricia and Penny Ford; four brothers, Vincent, Heath, Darren and Jermaine Ford; and two aunts Mary (Isaac) Bryant and Ruby Praylow; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; her partner in love, Jake Hannah; and many friends. Services arranged by the Jackson Funeral Residence, Jersey City.

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