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Mr. Edward "Dabby" Jordan

Sunset: March 14, 2023

Edward “Dabby” Jordan entered eternal rest on March 14, 2023. He was born on November 14, 1932, in Florence, South Carolina, the son of Nathaniel Jordan and Laura Burgess Jordan-Johnson. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Lillie Mae Myers Jordan, sister, Daisy L. Jordan Anderson, and daughter Laura Jordan.

Edward dropped out of school at an early age to help Mama & Papa (his grandparents) with their farm. Dabby, as he was affectionately called, along with his cousins Murray Thomas, J.C. Maxwell, and John Smith, Jr were the major helpers for Mama & Papa’s 100-acre farm. As young boys, Dabby and his cousins which were really like his brothers as they grew up together on the farm, worked very hard growing crops, attending to the animals, and keeping the farm in “tip top” shape for their grandparents.It was a very difficult job with the sun beating on his back! However, the family farm wasn’t Dabby’s only job. He worked on various farms throughout his life. Also, he worked for 3 funeral homes during his lifetime. At Johnson, Howard, and Green’s funeral homes, (Dabby worked at Green’s for over 10 years) his duties varied, which he didn’t mind doing.

As a young boy, Dabby was brought up in the church. He was a lifetime member of Greater Saint James A.M.E. Church. He had some pitfalls in his life. Due to these life circumstances, he left and stopped being involved with the church. However, due to a dear aunt, Emma Nora Carter, who brought Dabby into her home, his life began to turn around. Upon moving in with his dear Aunt Emma affectionately known as “Aunt Sam,” Dabby turned his life over to the Lord. He started attending Greater Saint James A.M.E. Church regularly until his health began to decline. In February 2023, Greater Saint James A.M.E. gave Edward “Dabby” Jordan a plaque for being the oldest active member in the church!

Edward “Dabby” leaves three children to cherish his memory; two sons of Lake City: Edward & Jerry Jordan; one daughter: Lillie Ann Brown of Lake City; his companion of over 15 years, Mamie Jean McFadden, many grandchildren, great grandchildren; three nephews that are sons of his sister Daisy: Joe Reginal Anderson, Nathaniel T. Anderson, and Morris D. Anderson of Bridgeport, CT; two nieces that are daughters of his sister Daisy: Harriett Y. Anderson of Rex, GA and Phyllis L. Anderson of Bridgeport, CT; a special aunt that he grew up with: Mary Sunday Lee of Charleston, SC; a dedicated cousin that was more like a brother: Billy Burgess of Alabama. Billy made sure that all Dabby’s needs were met with the hiring of 3 dutiful care givers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives & friends.

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