Carolyn Jordan
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Age 74, a lifelong resident of Gary, Indiana, transitioned to eternal life on April 8, 2018. Carolyn, a passionate political activist worked hard with Homeland Security and the citizens of Lake County to improve the situations where they live, work, and play. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents Robert Rhymes Sr., and her mother Evelyn Rhymes. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving children, daughter, Arneice Shelli (David) Wright III of Montgomery, Alabama, and son Vernell Powell. Her siblings brother, Robert (Cheryl) Rhymes Jr., and sister Sheila (Dr. Darryl) Fortson, and also her loving grandchildren Daveyon Thomas, David Wright IV, Ashlei Wright, Brandon Powell and Morgan Logan, and great grandson David Wright V. The "Celebration of Life" for Carolyn will be held at Clark Road Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday April 14, 2018, Visitation will be from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Service will begin promptly at 11:00am. Rev. Dwight E. Pointer officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Apr. 11, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
Clark Road Missionary Baptist Church
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14
Celebration of Life
11:00 AM
Clark Road Missionary Baptist Church
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May 23, 2020
loved my best buddy. She was so inspiring and thoughtful of others! We always had good times shared. When we traveled together, she was always prepared. When she came to Las Vegas to visit me, it was such a
joy. We had such a great time. I will never ever forget our times shared.
I truly miss Carolyn.........
Pat Watson
Friend
May 21, 2020
Gary City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 85th Anniversary! Just one of the many events we worked on together. I really miss you and that captivating smile.
Labrada Dunham
Friend
April 5, 2019
Labrada Dunham
November 22, 2018
Missing my friend. Is there a second for every time we put our heads together to implement an idea, or a project and bring it into reality. I am working on something now and I think how would Carolyn do it? I thank her for the wisdom she passed on to me. She was a visionary who made things happen.
Labrada
May 31, 2018
Their are no friends greater than those by your side. When they catch a train and go home you can only imagine them relaxing under a tree surrounded by a lovely view.
Labrada
May 12, 2018
Ms. Jordan was a friend to all. She was a loving and caring person who offered her best to you. She will be missed but let her memories linger in your hearts.
Rev. Harry L. Strickland, Jr.
May 12, 2018
Rev. Harry L. Strickland, Jr.
April 17, 2018
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Michelle Harper and family.
Michelle Harper
Friend
April 17, 2018
This is a shock to hear of the passing of Carolyn. She was always so gracious, loving and just beautiful lady to me. She was also sooo smart. She had so much wisdom and she was comical; just down to earth and real. I met Carolyn while attending IUN at the Black Student Union advocating for Black rights. I loved to hear her speak and would sit back and marvel at this beautiful Black woman with her colorful and lively speeches. She will surely be missed. May GOD comfort and strengthen the hearts of her love ones.
Rozetta Lane
Friend
April 16, 2018
I remember Carolyn around the campus of IUN always ready and willing to help. She was an advocate for African Americans and the citizens of Gary. I last saw her at my aunt's homegoing service. What a shock to hear of her passing. Well done thy good and faithful servant!
April 16, 2018
Keeping you in prayer
To Vernell, Shelly and family, Thank you for sharing your mom with the world. From Gary Indiana to the continent of Africa she left many fun memories. Living with the first Black Woman to ever run for Mayor of the City of Gary had to be awesome. I am really missing my friend. She was truly A Woman Sublime. May Gods Love continue to shine on you and keep you in his care as time goes by.
Labrada Dunham
April 16, 2018
To the Family of Carolyn, my deepest condolences to the family. My last conversation with Carolyn was she was thinking about running for a political office, it was in her blood to improve the quality of life for the Gary citizens.
Nancy Valentine
April 14, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Anthony Rouse
Friend
April 14, 2018
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Iobe Taylor
Friend
April 13, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Jordan family. Carolyn will be remembered as a beautiful lady. We remember her last visit to Montgomery with Clark Road Baptist Church.
Ruby and James Gill
April 13, 2018
Shelly,

May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many of us. Your mom will be sorely missed. God bless you and your wonderful family.
Darling (Henderson) Pleasant
April 13, 2018
My most heartfelt condolences to the family..May God Comfort you during this Time of Grief.Carolyn will be missed!
Ida Jeffery
April 13, 2018
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Condolence to the family.Carolyn and I go way back to Roosevelt and Froebel days when school was a joy. May God bless and keep the family strong and faithful in his name.
Mary Ann Canty Reedus
April 13, 2018
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April 13, 2018
Rest In Heaven Carolyn,
You Were A Beautiful Person.
James Spencer/Gregory Families
April 13, 2018
Peggy Harris
April 13, 2018
I met Carolyn while in grad school. She was a pleasure to know. Hate I lost touch with her after graduation. She will be missed.
Letty Zepeda
Classmate
April 13, 2018
TO CAROLYN'S FAMILY, & OUR CLARK ROAD CHURCH FAMILY:ON BEHALF OF MY LATE (SEGREST) PARENTS, I EXTEND MY HEARTFELT, CONDOLENCE OF LOVE. "WHATEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, NOBLE, JUST, PURE & LOVELY; MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS." - PHILIPPIANS 4:8
LINDA COLLINS-BROWN
April 12, 2018
Shelly and family, you all are truly in my prayers. Momma Carolyn was loved by many near and far. I pray that God will give you comfort during this time of healing. Be blessed always
Kacie Pettis
April 12, 2018
Dearest Robert Cheryl Kelly and John and all of Carolyn's family.. so Happy to have met you and spend time with you several years ago and Candy's wedding.
GOD'S SPECIAL BESSINGS TO EACH OF YOU.THOUGHTS AND PRA
YERS ALWAYS ,,,LOVE, SANDY
Sandy Lapham
April 12, 2018
Sandy Lapham
April 12, 2018
My most sincere condolences go out to the family during your time of bereavement. Such a wonderful person and kind spirit. Always had a word of encouragement with a smile. Such a great legacy to carry on
Anthony Dix
April 12, 2018
Shelli, Vernell and Robert - You have our heartfel condolences in the transition of your Beloved Carolyn. May the fond memories help sustain you in the months to come.
Jimmie and Daisy Curtis
Friend
April 11, 2018
Auntie will be truly missed! My condolences family
Love you all
Stephanie Heath
April 11, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. I do remember her determination to help make the lives of others better. May she rest in peace.
John Dennis
April 11, 2018
Arneice Shelli(David)Wright III, Vernell Powell and the entire family;
I was stung to hear of the passing of Ms. Carolyn, yet fond memories of stopping by to see her with a smile will be what is remembered most. Rest well angel and thank you for many years of her shared wisdom. Prayers of strength now and the days ahead.
Beverly Joiner-Davis
April 11, 2018
My Condolences to the Jordan Family. She Was A Satin Doll. I will miss that wonderful smile. May GOD Bless You All.
Zenobia Hodges
April 11, 2018
Carolyn: you were not just family but our friend.What fun we had talking about hopes and dreams for the future as you lovingly and laughingly told Candice to refer to you as "Madam Butterfly" instead of auntie. We will miss you and pray for God's blessings to Bookie and Shelli and all your family.Jodie and Candy.
jody and candice norris
April 11, 2018
Many memories. Hard to say goodbye to a friend. Rest in peace, Carolyn. Blessings on the family.
Pat Fointno
April 11, 2018
May Carolyn's love & precious memories of her be a source of comfort, strength, and peace for each of you. Let the memory of Carolyn's (CJ's) beautiful smile & eyes, and unquestionable intellect keep a smile on your face & in your heart. And always remember that LOVE NEVER DIES
Rest in peace, beloved Froebel Blue Devil❣
Ella-Marie Lewis
April 11, 2018
Bookie,Shelli,Sonnyboy and family. I am so very, very, sorry to hear about my buddy Carolyn. We has spoke about a couple of months ago for her to come and visit me in Vegas. May God bless all of you. Bookie please call me.
Pat Watson (Family)
April 11, 2018
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Carolyn Rhymes Jordan in the time of grief and now a time of celebration of the life of an outstanding individual. She has truly earned her rest for her job of "life" well done. May she now RIP. John M. Jones and Cornelia (Rhymes) Jones & Family
John M. Jones
April 11, 2018
To Shelli, Verdell and Family,

Sending heartfelt sympathy, and I know Carolyn loved you unconditionally. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Keeping you in prayer
Minietta Nelson
April 11, 2018
Your Smiling Face Will Be Missed. May The Lord Comfort The Family During This Time.
Blondie Lawson
April 11, 2018
My thoughts, love and prayers to Arneice Shelli (David) Wright III, Vernell Powell and the entire family. Auntie Carolyn is truly a blessing from God, thanks Auntie Carolyn for all your love and support.
sherman nelson
April 11, 2018
Mr Rhymes & family,

Carolyn is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time. Back in the days...
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
April 11, 2018
I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of Ms. Carolyn's passing. This brilliant and beautiful lady was a role model and showed me that women could accomplish so much more than what I ever thought possible. She was smart, stern, and had a FABULOUS wardrobe! She was also like a second mom and let me tag along with her and her daughter Shelli, who was like a sister to me back then. I will never forget you, Ms. Carolyn. Rest in Eternal Power.
Karen (Jolly) Thompson
Friend
April 11, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Carolyn. We know that in the coming days, some will be tougher than others. We hope that the God of all comfort, comforts you and your family in this very tough time. 2 Cor 1:3
d k
April 11, 2018
Her Loving Spirit will be truly missed
Cassandra Douglas
April 11, 2018
To the Family:

May God comfort you during this difficult period as only He can. Peace be with you!
Gale Gibbs
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