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Bruce Lee Jordan

April 9, 1948 August 17, 2019
Bruce Lee Jordan
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Bruce Lee Jordan was born on April 9, 1948 in Peoria, Illinois to Mrs. Jacqueline Wilkins and the late Reginald Jordan. He was the oldest of ten children. Bruce grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. He completed his primary and secondary education in the Waukegan Public School system where he was a state ranked wrestler. After completing school, Bruce moved to the Bronx, New York with his grandmother. Only residing in New York City for a short time, he settled in Plainfield, New Jersey.

He held various jobs at Fisher Casting, American Cyanamid and Union Carbide. He retired from Schering Plough (now Merck) after 21 years of service as a Chemical Operator.

Bruce was a devoted family man who cherished spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed cooking, playing pinochle, and fishing trips on his boat with friends. During his retirement, he relaxed at the home that he worked hard for and watched Judge Judy daily and Western movies on the weekends. But he always remembered to end his week at Bedside Baptist watching Joel Osteen on Sunday mornings on television.

Bruce never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. He made a practice of always willing to help others in need. He was the “Fred Sanford of the Neighborhood,” always riding around in his pickup truck, which he called the “green hornet.” He filled the garage with “treasures” ....although his wife Janet had different words for the various items that showed up at the house.

On April of 2008, Bruce suffered a stroke which led to his retirement. Through hard work and rehabilitation, he was able to reclaim the majority of the quality of his previous life style and activities. Although in recent years, he experienced a decline in health, he still made it a priority to help others; even if he told you off before he helped you. He suffered another stroke on Monday, August 5, 2019 and the Lord decided it was time for him to come home.

He was preceded in death by his sisters: Donna Ridgeway and Stephanie Wilkins.

Bruce leaves to cherish precious memories, his loving wife of 33 years, Janet A. Jordan; parents: Tommy Wilkins and Jacqueline Wilkins; four children: Alena Epps (George), Shirronda Jordan, Brucestan Jordan and Tiffany Lambert (Earl); seven siblings: Belinda Alford (Velma), Cynthia Akins, Aubrey Jordan (Debra), Darlene Parker (Lonnie), Vicki Delk (Donald), Linda Collins (James) and Angela Sulton; four grandchildren: Joi, Ibn, Brianna and Eden; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.


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10:00 AM 8/24/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

929 Dill Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

First Baptist Church
929 Dill Avenue Linden 07036 NJ
United States

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Saturday

24

Aug

11:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

929 Dill Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036

First Baptist Church
929 Dill Avenue Linden 07036 NJ
United States
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