OBITUARY

Melvin Louis Jordan

November 9, 1934August 18, 2017
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Melvin Louis Jordan, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. He was born in Flint Hill, VA on November 9, 1934 to the late James and Margaret Adams Jordan. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 31 years, Eleanor Russell Jordan in 1992. Melvin attended George Washington Carver High School where he played the trombone in the band. Melvin was also a gifted athlete. He played football, basketball and was the catcher for the baseball team. Melvin was an avid sports fan as well. He enjoyed watching and cheering for his local sports teams especially the Washington Redskins. Melvin served in the U.S. Army for two tours. He was in the Artillery Division during the Korean Conflict and was very proud to be a Veteran. When he returned home, Melvin worked with D.A. Foster Construction, Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Washington, DC and Avtex Fibers in Front Royal, VA until it closed in 1989. He finished his working years as a funeral attendant with Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home located in Front Royal, Va. Melvin was a church member at Macedonia Baptist Church since the age of 9. He was a trustee and a 32nd degree Mason. Melvin was a faithfully working member of the church and a dedicated servant to the Lord. He loved his church and his church family. Melvin loved people. He never met anyone with whom he could not hold a conversation. Everyone who entered into his life became family. He had a warm and welcoming spirit that was second to none. His sense of humor was always present even during his illness. He was jokingly called “The Mayor of Huntly” because he knew all the people and all the “business”. In addition to his sense of humor, Melvin enjoyed telling stories. Regardless of the situation, he always had one for you. He spoke of old times and people with such passion and clarity that made you feel as if you had gone back in time and was a part of the story. With his toothy smile and hearty laugh, Melvin entertained us all. Melvin loved his family and they loved him back. The love was unconditional and sincere. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be very much missed by everyone. In addition to his parents and wife, Melvin was preceded in death by his brothers James Jordan and Milton Jordan. He is survived by his wife, Mollie Slaughter Jordan; his sons, Enoch Hughes and wife Deborah of Philadelphia, PA and Anthony Jordan of Washington, DC; his daughters, Valerie Foote and husband Clifford of New Carrollton, MD; Mary McClees and husband Nathaniel of Beltsville, MD, Karen Jordan of Beltsville, MD and; his sister, Irmeshen Starks of Astoria, NY; his grandchildren, Tumekia Thomas, Lauren Hughes, Melissa Hughes, Malisa Easterling, and William Ragland; his four great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Melvin Louis Jordan

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Wanda Wooten

August 29, 2017

To the Jordan Family:
Dearest friends, I wish to express my condolences in the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather. Remember, God is with you during this time of bereavement. Seek peace in knowing His love. Seek peace in knowing you took good care of your father. Some folks will not have that, but you will. God bless all of you.
Love,
Wanda

August 28, 2017

Anthony & Mary,
I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. It is so hard to lose a parent. I hope your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Kim Pullen Dwyer

Kim Jones

August 27, 2017

You're home now my friend, rest in peace. Will always remember your smile and laugh.

Priscilla Terry

August 24, 2017

Melvin was one of my favorite cousins. My middle name is Margaret and I was named in honor of Melvin's mother, Aunt Margaret (my Godmother). So I considered Melvin my God cousin. Much love and blessings to Melvin's wonderful Family!

Corder

August 23, 2017

May The Lord give you all Peace & comfort. Melvin was on old Huntly friend who became my brother in Christ, Bud & Virginia

Shirley Bailey

August 23, 2017

I am sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. I will always remember the good times we had when were young and played baseball.

August 23, 2017

It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. Rest in Peace Uncle Melvin. Love you always. ~Patricia Robinson~ (Creases)

Gail Blaker

August 23, 2017

To the Jordan family, we send our love and prayers to your family. May God be with you during this difficult time. Mollie if you need anything please let me know. Love you. Andy and Gail.

Marc Trice

August 23, 2017

Melvin was one of the kindest men I knew. I worked with him at the Funeral Home back in 2000-2003. I learned so much from him, not so much in the Funeral aspect, but about life. He was a great friend. And will truly be missed.
Rest in Peace, Melvin
Sending prayers and strength for all of the family

GWCAA Historian

August 21, 2017

GWCAA Condolence to the Jordan Family.
Melvin was a outstanding Football& basketball Player at G.W. Carver Regional High School

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