Julia Mae Whren Jordan

Julia Mae Whren Jordan, age 86, formerly of 2214 Kilpatrick Ave., passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at Golden Living Center-Western Reserve where she resided. She was born in St. Matthew, South Carolina on July 12, 1926, daughter of the late Daniel Whren and Essie Vincent Whren-Ravnell. Julia confessed and accepted the Lord at the early age of 12 in St. Matthew, S.C. She moved to Erie with her family in 1946. She became a member of the Second Baptist Church. In 1964 she united and became a charter member of the Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. A. B. Adams and current Rev. Amos Goodwine, Sr., Pastor Emeritus. Julia served in many areas of the church where she was a Sunday school teacher, church choir member, missionary board member, kitchen matron and attended Bible classes. Julia loved reading the Bible, praying for others and witnessing to all she came in contact with. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Columbus Ravnell; her husband, Fred Jordan, Sr.; two brothers, Preston Whren and Jasper Ravnell; six sisters, Hattie Nordike, Rose Lee Jacobs, Elizabeth Sawyer, Emma Lucas, Elese Pinkney and Willie Mae Goodwine; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law; and one granddaughter, Tasha Joann Jordan. Julia leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Fred(Sandy) Jordan, N. Syracuse, N.Y., and Henry (Vicki) Jordan, Coppell, Texas, five daughters, Shirley (Larry) Boyd, Linda (Randy) Alexander, Patricia, Judy and Verneta (Nina) Jordan of Erie; two sisters, Mary Mack of Erie, Essie Whren of Rochester, N.Y.; one brother-in-law, Rev Amos Goodwine, Sr. of Erie; 14 grandchildren, Craig Thomas, David L. Eddy, Larry D. Boyd, Frankie, Joseph, David and Addison Jordan, Lisa Boyd, Shawneta, Sabrina, Cindy, Sara, Cara and Capri Jordan; 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a special friend, Mildred Darby; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of Christian friends. Special thanks and appreciation to the entire staff (East Wing) at Golden Living Center-Western Reserve, 54th & Washington, for the continuous care and love you showed for our mom. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Morning Star Baptist Church, 327 E. 23rd St., and may attend a service at the church on Saturday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Amos Goodwine, Jr., Pastor of Greater Emmanuel AME Zion Church of Aliquippa, Pa., officiating and Rev. Amos Goodwine, Sr., Pastor Emeritus of Morning Star Baptist Church of Erie, Pa., eulogizing. Interment in Lakeside Cemetery. Funeralization by House of Law Inc., 9406 Frankstown Rd., Penn Hills, Pa.

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 31, 2013