Edward Jordan

19281122 –

 20170822

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Obituary

Edward’s fight with poor health had made him tired and weak and he longed for the peace and joy of heaven. God gave him that ultimate healing on Tuesday morning. As we struggle with our loss, we are overjoyed in his victory.
Edward (Dad, Daddy, Pepa) was a farmer and a good one, who considered taking care of God’s land a privilege and a responsibility. You could see his devotion and pride as he walked through a field of good cotton and his faith as he dropped to his knees and prayed after a fierce hailstorm. He was always optimistic and told us often the words of his dad, “You can’t stop now”.
Edward loved Reba. They were blessed with their first child, Linda, in 1947 and their second child, Loyd, in 1951. They spent the rest of their life raising, caring, and supporting them with unfailing love and devotion. The example Edward set has been evident in the three generations that have followed. God was always first in his life and family next. He loved his church and passed on the importance of faith, prayer, and the direction for life found only in the Bible. And Edward loved Reba.
When Linda and Loyd each married, Edward considered Conrad and Leslie as his children. Through his example as a husband and father we have a wonderful pattern of how to make a marriage not only successful, but meaningful.
Edward loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and great children with zeal. They were his source of joy and pride and he told us every day how truly blessed he was. All of the grandkids and great grandkids affectionately called him “Pepa” and they felt his love and pride for them. Edward touched the lives of so many in positive ways. He was generous with everyone and so many have said he always seemed happy. How many times did he walk through the door singing his “ta da ta da ta da”.
Although Edward is in heaven, his legacy, his love, his example, and his happy spirit lives in each of us that knew and loved him. If he had one more request it would be that every one that he knew and loved would experience a close relationship with Jesus Christ and experience the peace, love and joy that only He can eternally give. And Edward loved Reba.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Jordan; their children, Linda Vernon and husband, Conrad, III; and Loyd Jordan and wife, Leslie; grandchildren, Conrad Vernon, IV; Cheyne Vernon and wife, Kim; Casey Nickowski and husband, Jon; James “JJ” Vernon wife, Lulu; Shannon Low and husband, Sean; Dustin Jordan and wife, Laura; April Winn and husband, Ladd; great-grandchildren, Scott Gee and wife, Joy; Deyne Vernon; Eric and Evan Nickowski; Kelan and Kyler Jordan; Trent and Trace, Paige, and Rylee Low; Trevor, Logan, and Kallie Winn; sisters, Novella Mason; Helen Bingham and husband, Don; and Nelda Brooks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dell J. and Vera Jordan.

Memorials

Memorial contributions are welcome and the family suggests the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 265, Meadow, Texas 79345.

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6 thoughts on “Edward Jordan”

  1. Brother in law has never been a fitting title for how I feel about Edward. . I always felt he was more like a second father or a brother. He was an example for everyone in his faith and especially in his love for his family. He was always so proud of everyone of them. He was the ultimate example of how to live your life and I always respected him so much for that. I am so sorry that I can not be there to help the family through this difficult time. Be proud of your Pepa and know that he is definitely in heaven without pain or suffering and he will always love you.

  2. Glenda Price Renfro

    So sorry for your loss. Edward was a large part of our childhood and will be missed by many. God be with you during this time.

  3. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Have many good memories of Edward growing up. God bless your family.

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