Marion Lucretia "Lu" Gordon, 64, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. |
She was a Johnson City native who lived in Williamsburg, VA prior to returning to Johnson City. She was a daughter of Evelyn Anderson Gordon and the late Charles O. Gordon, Sr.
Ms. Gordon was a field archaeologist who spent her career both at active digs and in the classroom.
She was a member of the Scottish Heritage Society, the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, and the St. Andrews Society.
Ms. Gordon also was former President of the Williamsburg Scottish Festival and National Convener of the House of Gordon USA.
She was a passionate supporter of the Humane Society.
In addition to her father, Lu was preceded in death by her brother, Jack C. Gordon.
In addition to her mother, survivors include: daughter, Lara Marie Arnold of Williamsburg, VA; two brothers, Chuck and Bob Gordon; two sisters, Mary Alice Hardin and Evelyn Sexton Gordon; sister-in-law, Lucy Gordon; four grandchildren, Evelyn, Elliott, Emily, and Emmett Arnold, all of Williamsburg, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Lu Gordon will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, November 16, 2013, in Johnson City, TN. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in Monte Vista Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, Charles O. Gordon, Sr. Center of Hope, PO Box 1715, Johnson City, TN 37605.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Gordon family. (423) 282-1521
Published in Virginia Gazette from Nov. 16 to Dec. 15, 2013