MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - After spending the last 17 years as a Washington D.C. consultant and lobbyist, former Memphis Congressman Harold Ford, Sr. is starting a new chapter.
When Ford closes on a 3,800 square feet space, he plans to take the funeral business into the 21st century.
After 20 years in Congress, and another 17 as a capital hill consultant, Ford is taking his next big leap.
"Memphis is home and I felt I needed to get back into the business I've been in all my life," he said.
The licensed funeral director and mortician plans to buy a 6.1 acre property in the 1600 block of Sycamore View to open a series of state-of-the-art funeral businesses.
"The first phase will be the funeral chapel part of it," he said.
In 60 days, his new chapel will offer grieving families access to funeral webcasts.