Progressive Funeral Home History
Having a spirit of unselfishness by wanting to serve others in what many consider the darkest moment in their lives, is what Progressive Funeral Home is all about. In 1952 with $250 in a small change, $50 worth of office furniture, one wool suit, and a prayer that God would sustain him, George Washington Ford opened Progressive Funeral Home, located on Cusseta & Oak View Road in Columbus, Ga. Ford didn’t take credit for his success in business. He gave that to a far greater power than himself, God! With God & Jesus Christ as his manager Ford knew he couldn’t go wrong. Alongside his high school sweetheart the loving Josephine Adele Bozman-Ford, he knew that he wanted to share the compassion for his fellow man and that was in his heart. With this concept they touched the lives of countless people all while becoming a pillar in the community. Through the years they worked tirelessly at their craft. A few years after opening Progressive the couple realized they had out grown their location so they packed up the business and moved to Sixth Avenue. Continuing to be blessed in business they realized yet again, that their facility was being quickly out grown so the decision was made to relocate to the corner of Buena Vista Road and Eight Street. However, Ford was once again faced with the reality that the business was growing expeditiously. In July 1992 George, Josephine and their illustrious staff expanded to our now current location of 4235 St. Mary’s Road.
You are invited to visit or facility and compare the services and quality that we have to offer. We are confident that you will find that none other compares. We would appreciate the opportunity to serve your family in any way that we can.