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Thomas Jordan Jr.

February 28, 1937 ~ July 27, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

Thomas Jordan

1937 - 2021

 

Legacy of Thomas Jordan Jr.

In Loving Memory

 

Thomas Jordan Jr., son of the late Thomas Jordan Sr. and the late Ruth Richardson Jordan, was born February 28, 1937 in Enfield (Halifax County), North Carolina. He and his two sisters were raised by his grandfather and his wife after the death of his mother at an early age. He and his sisters shared a bond that was undeniably close and evident to anyone who knew them. Our Heavenly Father called Thomas Jordan Jr. to eternal rest on July 27, 2021, surrounded by his children and close family members.

 

Thomas grew up in Enfield, North Carolina, where he received his education in Halifax County. There he met his soulmate and the love of his life, Eva Mae Warren. They were united in marriage in 1959 in Emporia, Virginia. In 1961, they relocated to Newark, New Jersey with three children to seek better opportunities for their family. To this union, a total of six children were born. They remained married for 62 years until Eva Mae’s death in March 2021.

 

Thomas, also affectionately known as June, was very quiet and mild tempered, and always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a hard worker, loved to cook, and loved to tinker around the house and repair things. He accepted Christ at an early age and often attended Antioch Baptist Church in Springfield, New Jersey with his family.

 

Thomas’ strong work ethic began as a young boy at the age of seven, when he began working on a farm. He worked until the age of 23 when he moved to New Jersey and worked at B&M Finishers, Inc. in Kenilworth, New Jersey for 50 years until he retired in 2013.

 

Those left to cherish the memory of his love are his six children: Carolyn Ann Jordan, Elbert Jordan, Vernell Marie Jordan, Janice Jordan, Michael Jordan, and Terence Keith Jordan; six grandchildren: Roddy, Temple, Nate, Jeremy, Jayla, and Sean; four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Helene Bell and Bernice Jordan; one daughter-in-law, Susan Jordan; three sisters-in-law: Savannah Vinson (Mack Vinson), Shirley Robinson (David Taylor), and Minnie Robinson; one brother-in-law, Charlie Warren Sr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Jordan; one grandson, Staff Jordan; and four brothers-in-law, Calvin Bell, Jim Henry Warren, James Lee Warren, and Achell Warren Jr.

 

 

John 14:1-7 KJV

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

 

 

LEGACY

 

Words can never fully express

Just what you mean to me

Without you there in my life

I don't know where I'd be

 

From you I learned about

Hard work and responsibility

Your actions spoke louder than your words

You taught me that talk is cheap

 

I watched you be a man and father

And I tried to follow your lead

And I gladly carry your name with pride

It's my honor to help carry on your legacy

 

Written by Roddy Jordan, grandson

 

 

IF WE COULD VISIT HEAVEN

 

If we could visit heaven,

even for a day,

maybe for a moment,

the pain would go away.

We’d put our arms around you,

and whisper words so true,

that living life without you

is the hardest thing to do.

No matter how we’d spend our days,

no matter what we do,

no morning dawns or evening falls,

when we don’t think of you.

 

 

FOR MY DAD IN HEAVEN

 

They say there is a reason,

They say time will heal.

Neither time or reason

Will change the way I feel.

Gone are the days

We used to share,

But in my heart

You are always there.

The gates of memories

Will never close.

I miss you more than

Anybody knows,

Love and miss you everyday

Till we meet again.

 

Always & Forever Love You

 

 

In Appreciation

 

The family gratefully acknowledges the outpouring of love from our friends. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your thoughts, prayers, and acts of kindness during this hour of bereavement. May God bless and keep each one of you in His tender, loving care.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Thomas Jordan Jr. to one or more of the following charities: American Heart Association: www.heart.org; National Kidney Foundation: www.kidney.org; American Kidney Fund: www.kidneyfund.org; American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org

 

 

 

Services

 

Nesbitt Funeral Home

165 Madison Ave, Elizabeth, NJ
(908)-352-7078

 

Friday, August 6, 2021

Wake: 9:00 am

Funeral: 10:00 am

Face masks are required.

 

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Interment

Graceland Memorial Park

1900 Galloping Hill Rd.

Kenilworth, NJ 07033

 

Repass

Mario’s Tutto Bène

495 Chestnut St.

Union, NJ 07083

 

Face masks are required.

 


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