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Joseph Thomas Jordan, Sr. "Jo Jo"

February 3, 1969 February 10, 2018
Joseph Thomas  Jordan, Sr. "Jo Jo"
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Obituary for Joseph Thomas Jordan, Sr. "Jo Jo"

Joseph Thomas Jordan, Sr.,, affectionately known as “Jo Jo”, was born on February 3, 1969 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to JoAnn Jordan Hunter and the late William “Billy” Yates. Jo Jo departed this life on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Jo Jo was reared in Linden, New Jersey where he grew up with his best friends: Richie Harris and Keith “Pookie” Rufus. Jo Jo began his early education in the Linden Public School system. In 1982, he moved to Neptune, New Jersey where he continued his education and graduated from Neptune Senior High School. During his adult life, Jo Jo studied Welding.

A few of Jo Jo’s favorite things...
Jo Jo was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and an avid Hot Wheels collector. His favorite sitcom was “Martin.” Jo Jo loved the color blue, which signifies Peace, Strength and Calmness. His favorite scripture was Psalm 23, which he and his Big Sis Angie, often shared together.

As a child, Jo Jo was a member of First Baptist Church in Linden, New Jersey under the pastorship of the late Rev. G. George Abernathy. During this time, Jo Jo was baptized and very active in the Youth Ministry. Most recently, Jo Jo was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in South Toms River, New Jersey under the leadership of Pastor Jamie Gates.

Jo Jo was predeceased by Richard Koonce whom Jo Jo lovingly called his other “Dad” and his adoring maternal grandparents: Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Williette Jordan.

Jo Jo leaves to cherish fond memories his dear parents, Rev. Ronald Hunter, Sr. and JoAnn “Cookie” Hunter; Jo Jo’s Legacy lives on through his beloved children: Jasmin Bailey, Janae Jordan and Joniece Jordan-Phoenix (Barry), his ONLY son and namesake: Joseph Thomas Jordan, Jr., affectionately called “Pooh”; 2 sisters: Angela “Angie” Jordan - his rock and devoted big sister, and Valerie “Val” Hunter his baby sister; 2 brothers: Eric “Tamir” Clark and Ronald “Ron” Hunter, Jr.; two precious granddaughters, Madisyn and Bailey Glover; former wife and friend, Angela S. Jordan; mother-in-law and “partna,” Gladys Williams; Jo Jo also leaves behind to reflect upon lasting fun memories, his favorite uncle, disciplinarian, role model and “Pop” - Donald Givens, Sr.; cousin, “Big Bro” and mentor: Tony Givens; godmother, Dorothy “Dot” Capers; god brothers: Brian McCloud, Craig McCloud, and Ibn Johnson; one god sister, Amber Jones; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other siblings, cousins and friends...all of whom Jo Jo loved dearly.


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24

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10:00 AM 2/24/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

929 Dill Avenue
Linden, New Jersey 07036

First Baptist Church
929 Dill Avenue Linden 07036 New Jersey
United States

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Saturday

24

Feb

11:00 AM 2/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

929 Dill Avenue
Linden, New Jersey 07036

First Baptist Church
929 Dill Avenue Linden 07036 New Jersey
United States
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