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Timaka Ford

Timaka Ford. 45, lives in Harker Heights and works at the VA hospital in Temple

Where are you from originally?

I am originally from Gulfport, Mississippi.

Tell me about your family.

I am married to CW3 Derrick Ford. I have a daughter named Jherika and two sons named JeDerick and Jeremi. Last but never least, I have a beautiful granddaughter named Jekiyra.

How long have you been married?

I have been married for the past 22 years.

Where were you married? I was married in Mobile, Alabama.

What do you like about Harker Heights?

It is not as crowded as Killeen. It is quieter and I like that about this area. We have a Harker Heights medical home and we have all the amenities here.

What do you think that Harker Heights is missing?

I think that they should bring in more restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory.

What is your favorite store in Harker Heights?

My favorite store in Harker Heights is Target.

What is your favorite restaurant in Harker Heights?

My favorite restaurant in Harker Heights is Cheddars.

What community work are you involved in?

I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Incorporated and I do a lot of community activities with them. We have Youth Auxiliary for young girls ages 5 to 18. Based on the ages, the girls can be a part of the Pearlettes (5 to 9), Amicettes (9 to 13), and Archonettes (high school-aged young ladies). With these groups of young ladies, myself and the other advisers mentor these young ladies.

We do lots of community work with these young ladies like helping out at the soup kitchen, collecting items for those in need, helping with the wreaths for the veterans cemetery, donating gifts for the children that are less fortunate and more.

What church do you attend?

I attend Grace Christian Center on Elms Road in Killeen; we have been members there since 1999.

What was the last book that you read?

The last book that I read was, “I Almost Forgot About You,” by Terry McMillan.

What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie that I saw was, “Get Out.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself preparing to retire and seeing what life has to offer.

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