Kevin DeFord

Kevin DeFord

January 23, 1966 - July 04, 2021
Chester, VA

Kevin DeFord

January 23, 1966 - July 04, 2021
Chester, VA


Kevin Maurice DeFord, 55, of Chester went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2021. He is preceded in death by his nephew, Zakary R. Metzner; maternal grandparents, Charles and Twila Hutson; paternal grandmother, Naomi DeFord and father-in-law, Wayne Vaught. Kevin is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Melissa DeFord; daughter, Brittany DeFord; son, Justin DeFord (Kayla); parents, Janet and Maurice DeFord; sisters, Myrna DeFord and Melissa Clark (John); grandchildren, Kayden, Luke, Kierra, Karter and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kevin is a U.S. Navy submariner veteran who proudly served on the USS Jacksonville. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather and beloved son. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. Kevin”™s funeral ceremony will be on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Transformation Church, 6000 Iron Bridge Rd, N. Chesterfield, VA, 23234. Burial and military honors will follow in Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia at 2:00 p.m.


  • Date & Time: July 14, 2021 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: July 15, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Transformation Church
  • Location: 6000 Iron Bridge Rd. Richmond, 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 271-9257

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: July 15, 2021 (2:00 PM)
  • Venue: Virginia Veterans Cemetery
  • Location: 10300 Pridesville Rd. Amelia Court House, VA 23002 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 786-0286

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11 responses to Kevin DeFord

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  1. I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.

  2. I will see you again my friend.

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!!!

  4. Kevin Coats says:

    I served with Kevin on the Jacksonville and he and Melissa took me for a while during that time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this time.

  5. Kevin Hodges says:

    My buddy, my friend. Fair Winds and Following Seas my submarine brother. Thanks for being there when you were needed.

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