AVIS GORDON
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AVIS GORDON, 53, passed on February 22, 2010 in her home in Humble TX, after a tremendous fight with breast cancer.She was born on October 31, 1956 in Miami, Fl.Mrs. Gordon was a doctor of Education candidate at Texas Southern University and had a passion for helping high school students prepare for college, with an emphasis on historically black colleges.Mrs. Gordon is survived by her husband, Leroy Gordon, Humble Tx, and daughter, Marquieta Minor-Gordon, Boston MA; step-daughters Terri Gordon, Houston TX and Sonia Jordan, Houston TX. She is further survived by her parents, Alton and Catherine Jackson, Miami FL; sister Adrienne Jackson, Tallahassee FL; brothers Alton Jackson, FT. Lauderdale FL, and Harold Jackson, Enterprise AL; grandson Marcellus Jordan, Jr.; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.Viewing service will be held on Sunday, February 28 from 5pm-7pm at Brookhollow Baptist Church Queenston Campus.Her funeral service will be held Monday, March 1 at 11am at Brookhollow Baptist Church Eldridge Campus.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the NIB Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7, Missouri City, TX 77489.Wynn Funeral Home602 32nd StreetGalveston, Texas 77550(409) 621-1677


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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 27, 2010.
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July 5, 2010
My sincerest condolences go out to the Gordon and Jackson families. I worked closely with Avis at the Center for Academic Prep and was shocked to hear of her passing.
Stephen Guidry
March 11, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Gordon and Jackson family, now and always. God Bless, Erica and Malcolm Lee
Erica Lee
March 4, 2010
AS FULL AS HER PLATE WAS, SHE ALWAYS MADE ROOM ON THAT SAME PLATE FOR OTHERS. SHE TOOK TIME OUT TO MAKE SURE THAT MY SON SHANNON HAD HIS PAPAERWORK TOGETHER FOR COLLEGE. THE TIME SHE TOOK TO HELP US WAS, THAT OF PATIENCE AND LOVE. AN ANGEL IS GONE BACK HOME AND WE HAD THE PRIVILEDGE OF KNOWING HER JUST A LITTLE WHILE. I WOULD ALWAYS SAY TO HER "I LOVE YOU " AND SHE WOULD SAY IT BACK. I MISS HER SO MUCH. AND WE HERE AT MD ANDERSON WILL MISS HER. BUT I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I WAS ONE OF HER FAVORITE PHLEBOTOMISTS, BUT SHE LOVED US ALL. TO THE FAMILY OF MRS. GORDON: "LOVE YOU " RUTH AND SHANNON

RUTH
RUTH BASS
March 3, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Andrea Thomas
March 3, 2010
My sympathy and condolences to the Gordon and Jackson families. May you be guided by the Lord's nurturing hand, and find comfort in the presence of His peace and love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Avarian "Amii" McKendrick, Esq.
March 3, 2010
My sympathy goes out to the Family and I am praying for yall...Natasha
Natasha Mason
March 2, 2010
I wondered where you had gone and they told me your Mom was ill. Hope you return to Boston. If not, all the best.
Kenneth Champlin
March 2, 2010
Jerry: Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. It sucks and can't be explained - but it's all part of our Lord's plan and your beautiful Mom is truly in a better place. Her spirit will live on in you and the other members of your family. Have a good cry & a glass of wine, stay strong and keep the faith!
Jim Byrne
March 1, 2010
Jerry,
I feel as if you are my daughter! I am praying for you and your family asking God to give you his comfort in this most painful time. Just know that you have a wonderful circle of Sister Friends who love and support you.
If I can ever be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to let me hear from you. One of your Sister Friends Mom.

Ms.Sutton
Carrie Sutton
March 1, 2010
To Marquietta ,Leroy ,Granny and Grand daddy Jackson Avis was a great aunt and i will truly miss her ,it had but with god we will all make it thought this ,love always R. Dwayne Roberts Jr and family
Dwayne roberts
March 1, 2010
Hello Jerry,

Please accept my sympathy. I was fortunate to meet you mom at a very wonderful ocassion - your graduation from BU School fo Public Health. She was a very gracious and beautiful woman. You are blessed with those traits. Stay strong. You have friends that love you very much and are here to support you. Please extend my regards to your dad and the rest of the family. May the Lord grant you the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Your dear friend,
Rhona.
Rhona Julien
March 1, 2010
To the Gordon Family - Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Rejoice in knowing that your loved one has gone on to a much better place where there is no more pain or suffering. My prayer is that the Lord will grant you peace and the strength that you will need in the coming days.

Willie and Tangela (Nikki Price) Sells
Tangela Sells
March 1, 2010
Leroy and family - Our prayers are with you on this day. We will miss the beautiful smile that Avis always had when you saw her. We pray that GOD gives you the strength and the comfort during this time of grief. We all know that Avis is with our heavenly Father smiling. What a beautiful flower HE has in the garden.
Ronald and Tammy Walker
March 1, 2010
You fought a galliant fight Avis. May God bless your family to go on and remember the wonderful person you are. I met Avis in college and I always remembered beautiful smile.
Kathleen Day Thurston
March 1, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Benjamin Jackson Jr
February 28, 2010
My condolences to the entire family of Avis Gordon.
I met Avis quite some years ago in the home of Anetra, Charles and Evelyn Mosley.
What a remarkable impression she made;her labors of love was so inspiring. I didn't get the priviledge
of knowing her in a more personal way, however, she had to be a special jewel......she was the daughter of Alton and Catherine Jackson.

My prayers are with you.
Brenda M.Williams
Brenda Williams
February 27, 2010
Marquietta, Leroy, Mama Jackson and Daddy Jackson and all of the Jackson clan, your adopted sister Lois in Miami can not be with you in these hours of darkness, but my prayers go out to you and my thoughts are with you as Avis was with me in my hours of sorrow. It is hard, but God will sustain and keep you in these dark hours. Remember that Avis fought a good fight and will not have the pain anymore. She will be greatly missed.

Love, your sister in Miami, Annie Lois
Annie Lois Roberts
February 27, 2010
Adrienne and Keveena
Know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time in yours lives. We love you and are here for you.
Ayanna and Jazmyn
Ayanna Reed
February 27, 2010
My heart is heavy as is yours.Avis legacy will forever live thru the lives she touched
Leroy and Marquietta you were the loves of her life-her pride and joy Grieve as you must but find comfort in the happy memories.
I am honored to have known her as one of my closest friends
I pray your strength
Avis RIP
Helen McCuff-Cherry
February 27, 2010
To the Gordon Family,

"Cast your cares upon the Lord and he will sustain you." Psalms 55:22a

The need you face is great, but the grace that is yours in Christ is even greater. As He has done so many times before, God will be your refuge and your strength. Just as you have provided solace for so many others, may you now be engulfed by the peace and solace of God.

Mrs. Avis' life was dedicated to His glory, her body his temple and her heart the Spirit's workshop. She left a legacy to be emulated by others in the beauty of her labor, character and testimony. I will deeply miss her wisdom, smile and working with her on first Sunday during the preparation of the Lord Supper.

Love lives on forever... in the memories, in the stories and in the hearts of all the lives she touched. May God continue to strengthen you each day as you continue to trust in Him and his word is my prayer. Be assured God is holding your hand and will not let go!

With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Jody Goodley-Arvie
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