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: 8042757828

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: July 15, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Transformation Church
  • Location: 6000 Iron Bridge Rd. Richmond, 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 8042719257

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: 8047860286

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11 responses to Kevin DeFord

  1. Jamie Bikar says:

    So sorry for the families loss. Everyone will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. prayers for all his family. Talked to him almost every day at the Center before I got sick. he was a funny, wonderful guy, we are honored to have known him and his family.

  3. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin was a dear friend from the Jacksonville and I will always treasure our friendship. He is now walking with the Lord. May the Lord give you peace.

  4. So sorry for your family’s loss, love to all of you.

  5. Your Family is truly in our prayers, Our hope is that you will find comfort in knowing that he has a heavenly home with Jesus and even more so, there is no more suffering and no more pain.

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