Leda Jorden
1934 - 2018
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Leda B. Jorden, 83 years, Gary resident for 53 years exchanged time for eternity March 1, 2018 at Methodist Hospital Northlake. Leda was born to the union of C.C. Daniels and Pearlina Brown on September 7, 1934 in Belzoni, MS. She married the love of her life Mentharn Jorden Sr. on January 6, 1950 and had 14 beautiful children. They came to Gary, Indiana in 1965 and continued to build their life together as a family. She worked at U.S. Steel Corp as a crane operator and retired in 1982. Leda was preceded in death by her husband Mentharn Jorden Sr., 4 sons Edward, Mentharn Jr. (Norwanna), Orville and Timothy Jorden, 1 daughter Leda P. Cook, 2 grandsons Norris Jorden Jr. and Thibault Cook, 1 great grandson Kevin Barker-Jorden, mother Pearlina Brown and father C.C. Daniels, mother-in-law Angora Garvin, brother Frankie Lee Daniels. Leda leaves to cherish her loving memories: 3 sons Norris (Renee) Jorden, Clifton (Carol) Jorden, Orlando (Shelly) Jorden. 6 daughters Star Jorden, Doris Jorden, Mavis (Donnie) Jorden, Patricia Jorden, Sheila (Jimmy) Jorden all of Gary, IN, Olivia (R.L. ) Strickland of Crown Point, IN. 1 son-in-law Damien Cook of Jacksonville, FL. 57 grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren, 2 brothers-in-law Willie Buries and Bro Buries of Chicago, IL; 3 sisters-in-law Vera Devine and Murt Glaspie of Chicago, IL, Annie Lee Daniels of Milwaukee, WI and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 12 to 8:00p.m. Family Hour 6 to 8:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN. Funeral service Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Clark Road Baptist Church, 2841 Clark Road. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2018.
12:00 - 08:00 PM
Guy & Allen Chapel
06:00 - 08:00 PM
Guy & Allen Chapel,
Funeral service
11:00 AM
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March 9, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Leda. We know that in the coming days some will be better than others. We hope the God of all comfort, comforts you and your family in this very tough time. 2 Cor 1:3
d k
March 9, 2018
Thoughts are with Darryl and the rest of the family
Andrew Hollowell
March 8, 2018
My prayers are with the family. She has her wings she's at piece now. God bless y'all stay strong. Your friend
Lsonya Francis
March 7, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort!!
Oscar (OC) Boyd
March 6, 2018
You will truly be missed, glad I had the opportunity to have you as a part of my life growing up. I love you and say hello to my mommy and the rest of our family in heaven. Love always Punky, Ron and Willahn
March 6, 2018
Miss you grandma and hope you are in perfect peace. You were amazing and a great mom, grandmother, and loving person.
Tiffany Bailey
March 6, 2018
Mother my heart is aching knowing that when I come home to Gary I won't be able to stop in for a big hug and that one of a kind BEAUTIFUL SMILE of yours but,it will always be etched in my heart and mind.THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LIFE LESSONS,PATIENTS, AND LOVE.YOU ARE TRULY ONE OF A KIND AND WORDS CAN NEVER EXPRESS WHAT YOU MEAN TO ME
Shelly Evans
March 6, 2018
Grandma Leda was one of the strongest ladies I know. She was a family person and kept everyone close. I remember her calm demeanor and calm voice during difficult times. My prayers are with my cousins and family. Love you all.
Tiffany Bailey
March 6, 2018
To the Jordan family

Sorry to hear of your loss which is great gain to God.

She was a wonderful loving caring person.

May the God of all comfort be with you comfort you now and the days ahead.

Marsha Dennie
Michelle Dennie
March 6, 2018
So so sorry for your loss.Romans12:12.
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