Glenora Jordan

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Glenora Jordan was born April 17, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio and was the fourth of five children born to Rev. Robert Sylvester Jordan, Sr. and Sallie Beaulah Jordan. Affectionately known to her family and close friends as “Sister,” Glenora grew up in the Hilltop neighborhood (on Columbus’ west side) where she attended West Mound Elementary School, Hilltonia Junior High School, and West High School where she graduated in 1976.

Glenora had a very hard work ethic and built a career in food service, priding herself that (as a teenager) she worked at the world’s first Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, located on Broad Street in downtown Columbus. Shortly after graduating high school, Glenora joined the food service department of the State of Ohio – Columbus Developmental Center and retired as a supervisor after 20 plus years of service.

Her most proud life accomplishment was on January 30, 1990, the day her Son, Aaron Edward Jordan was born.

Glenora was celebrated for having a warm and outgoing personality. She loved a good conversation and never met a stranger; she was a lover of all things stylish (especially red, gold, and sparkly things); she loved excursions, adventures, and having big fun; she had a known sense of humor; loved to laugh; loved good jokes; loved to hear good stories and loved to tell them (as they were filled with amusement and nostalgia); she loved to cook and loved good food; she loved having family and friends at her home to spend time; and she was a loving and devoted daughter to her Mother. Glenora was also known for her childlike faith and optimism that was coupled with unwavering fight and determination.

Glenora received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and rededicated her life to the Lord in her adult years. Throughout her lifetime, Glenora was a faithful member of Oakley Baptist Church, All Nations Church; and at her time of passing, Mount Period Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ron Elmore.

Glenora was preceded in death by her Father, Rev. Robert Sylvester Jordan, Sr., her Grandmother and namesake Glenora Gooch, her Brother Danny Barlow Jordan, and Charles Daniels (the Father of her Son, Pastor Aaron Edward Jordan). Glenora is survived by her Mother, Sallie Beaulah Jordan; Son, Pastor Aaron Edward Jordan (Maya); Brother, Robert Sylvester Jordan Jr., known as “Junior” (Phyllis); Sister, Sylvia “Ann” Artis (Michael); Brother, Albert Roy Jordan (Sheila); Uncle, Charles Gooch; her Best Friend of more than 50 years, Sarah Butcher; and a Family of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends – All who loved her dearly.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Our condolences to the family. In just a little while all of the pain and sorrow that we feel from the death of a loved ones will cease and be replaced with joy, because the former things have passed away. Thinking of you all.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Praise the Lord Family! My condolences go out to you as Glenora Jordan has been called home. Praying that God strengthen you and encourage your heart! God is our refuge and a very present help in the time of troubles. God is there with you in this season. Cast your cares upon him! Love you all!
    Mattie Gause

  4. To Bonnie, ( my former neighbor) Davie, and the Wheeler Family: you have my deepest sympathy at this time. So sorry to hear about your loved ones passing. Just be reminded, our God can and will, give you peace and comfort at a time such as this.
    Sincerely, Jean Epps

  5. We, the Booker T. Jordan Family extends our most heartfelt Condolences, to the Jordan Family. We are sadden for your loss.
    I’ve read a poem called, the Dash. We encourage you reading of this poem, during these sad times. ” I read of a man that stood to speak, at a funeral of a friend…”
    May God bless and keep you. May the memories of Glenora, ‘Sister’, be a blessing.
    Booker L. Jordan, the Booker T. Jordan Family

  6. Craig & Troia Braxton, and Family

    The Braxton Family is deeply sorry for your loss of Glenora. We hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. Thinking of you with sympathy — and here for you with loving support.

    Craig &Troia Braxton

  7. Elaine Valentine

    To the Jordan Family
    The Valentine family sends our condolences.

  8. Please accept my warmest condolences. “I’m truly sorry for your loss”.
    I knew Glenora from working with her at CDC. She was the kindest, sweetest person.

    Debra Chandler

  9. Glenora’s smile and vibrant personality lit up a room.She remained positive when, obviously, her illness had taken a tremendous toll. I offer my sincere condolences to her Mother, who is very dear to me, and family. Glenora, your reward has been granted.

  10. ♥️ GOD BLESS YOU.

  11. Janice A Saddler-Martin

    My condolences to the Jordan family . I pray that God will give you comfort during this difficult time. I went to school with Glenora and also so we worked together at Columbus Developmental Center until we retired. Glenora was such a beautiful person, I enjoyed the many conversations over the years. She will be truly missed.

  12. Pastor Aaron Jordan,

    I am so sorry to hear of Glenora’s passing. She was a faithful member of our MS group and she would bring your grandmother with her to the meetings at MCL Cafeteria. She always spoke so fondly of you and I know she was so proud of you. I always asked her for a email address and she always said that she would ask you to set her up with a email. So Pastor Aaron, I see your mommy have a new address, better than a email, but a eternal address with her Heavenly Father. Please know that I will keep you and your family, especially Mother Sallie in prayer.

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