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
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 27, 2010.