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Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.
- Leviticus 22:31
In humble submission to the will of God, we pause today to honor the LIFE and LEGACY of a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
William McDonald Jordan began his journey through life on Saturday, July 8, 1933 in Northampton County, North Carolina. He was born to the parentage of the late Lorenzo Jordan and Katie Joyner Wilson. He was reared in the loving care of his mother and father-at-heart, the late Eddie Wilson.
William was educated in the Northampton County School System, attending Willis Hare School, Pendleton, North Carolina. Being reared in a Christian home, he learned the true value of a relationship with the Lord. This relationship started when he acknowledged Christ as his personal Savior and became a member of the First Baptist Church in Severn, North Carolina. It was there that his love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts nurtured, as he was a faithful member of this ministry. He highly esteemed the Lord and gave God his all as he served the church in various capacities, including Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. William was also ordained as a Deacon, in which he diligently and faithfully served for many years; later becoming the Chairman of this ministry and most recently Deacon Emeritus. He was often called upon for guidance and wisdom. These attributes aided him as he also became a well-respected member of Pendleton Masonic Lodge.
Deacon Jordan loved reading the bible and sharing his knowledge of God’s word with his family and church family; especially the young people, during Children’s Hour. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. William’s love for his family was unconditional and will be missed by all who knew him. Because of his outpouring of kindness and service, God gave him favor...a family that loved and supported him... friends who cherished him and were ever-present during his life.
On Friday, February 11, 1955, William married his sweetheart, the former Lucille Turner. They shared 66 years of marital bliss before she transitioned in June 2021. This union was blessed with three loving children and two generations of grandchildren. To provide for his family, William worked as a truck driver for many years. His CB handle was “Winky”. He thoroughly loved those trips to Georgia, where he could get some fresh peaches. In addition, William was a Barber, by trade. He imparted love to his children and grandchildren by showing them a hard work ethic and a unique personality that will never be forgotten. He also found great joy working in his yard.
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4: 6-7) On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, our dear loved one was called home from earthly labor unto eternal rest. In addition to his loving parents and beloved wife, Lucille, William was preceded in death by: his brothers, Ret. Senior Master Sgt. Stewart Jordan, Dr. Douglas Wilson, Dr. Eddie Wilson and Dr. Alroy Wilson.
Though his light may eternally descend, God has promised to be our guide until the very end. Though the pain may be almost too much to bear, God is love and He will walk with us in our deepest despair. We, who are bound by treasured ties of affection and love to embrace the memories of time passed are: three children, William Rulane Jordan (Connie) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Derinda J. Parker (Tracy) of Pendleton, North Carolina and Sandra Denise Jordan of Charlotte, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Jada Jordan of Greensboro, North Carolina, Aaliyah Jordan of Pendleton, North Carolina, Courtney Long (Antonio) of Suffolk, Virginia, Narodo Jordan of Pendleton, North Carolina, Candace Halligan (Bradon) of Tennessee, Brianna Rodriguez (Chris) of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Whitney Sentine (Elisha) of Texas and Dereck Hunter of Oklahoma; eighteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Odell Wilson Lashley (Samuel); two sisters-in-law, Gloria Jordan and Berta Wilson; nephew; Deryl Wilson, nieces, Valerie Broussard (Carl), Vicky Morgan (Eddie) and Angie Jordan; a host of relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Deacon Jordan's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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