Berry D. Jordan
Warner Robins, GA- Berry "Deacon" Douglas Jordan, 72, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 after a valiant nine year battle with cancer and other health related complications.
Berry retired from Robins Air Force Base as the Equal Employment Opportunity Director in 2006, after 32 years of good and faithful service and was currently employed by his beloved alma mater, Fort Valley State University, as the Anderson House Museum and Welcome Center Director. A faithful member of Central Union Missionary Baptist Church, he served most notably as a Deacon. An ardent community leader, he was past CEO of the Board of Directors for both the Warner Robins Rainbow House and Volunteer Houston County. Berry also served as past president of the Fort Valley Evening Optimist Club and the Fort Valley State University (then College) EndZoners Club. Because of his outstanding community involvement and proven record of accomplishment, he was appointed to the National Council of Volunteer Centers by the Points of Light Foundation. His volunteer efforts resulted in him receiving the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels' designation by Honorable Paul E. Patton, the highest credit bestowed on an individual by a Kentucky governor. While employed at Robins Air Force Base, Berry was an active member of the Federal Manager's Association serving on the National Board of Directors as Zone 3 President for 8 years.
Berry holds a degree in Social Science from Fort Valley State College and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University.
Berry was a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and a lifetime member of the FVSU National Alumni Association.
Born in Fort Valley, Georgia to the late James Lee and Lillie Mae Jolley Jordan he leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 30 years, Cheryl McNeil-Jordan; children, Jeffery, Felicia, Jay and Cortni; grandchildren, Leigh Ann, Evander, Brian and Chloe; brothers, Napoleon (Miriam) and Henry (Elizabeth) and a host of loving relatives and friends.
Visitation will be at Edwards Funeral Home, in Fort Valley, GA on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Funeral Services will be held at Central Union Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Valley, GA on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM.
C.J. Edwards Funeral Home Entrusted with the arrangements.
C.J. Edwards Funeral Home, Inc.
409 Preston Street
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Published in The Telegraph from Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2013