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Theodora Jordan

Theodora Jordan, born January 7, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN, to Alexander and Ada Anderson, passed peacefully from this life on December 10, 2011 at the Goerlich Center, Sylvania, Ohio.  A licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church, International, she served as pastor’s wife at Christian Temple Church (now Westwood UPC) in Jackson, MI from 1956 to 1982.  She was a musician, composer, organist, choir director and teacher.  Mrs. Jordan was especially known for her “fiery” delivery and her devotion to prayer, and also for her stylish dress with gloves and hats.  She was a guest speaker for many banquets and special revival services across the country. 

Theodora is survived by her daughters Jenny (Scotty) Teets, Farmingdale, NY; Victoria Carpenter, Clio, MI; son, J. Mark Jordan (Sandy), Sylvania, Ohio; son-in-law James Wilkinson; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren, sister, June Davis, and brothers Basil Anderson and Alexander Anderson, Jr..  She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Victor, brothers Christopher Anderson and Augustus Anderson, sisters Amelia Schneider and Mary Oakleaf, infant daughter Marian Jordan, daughter Carol Wilkinson, grandson Terry Wilkinson and son-in-law, Joseph Carpenter.  The family is extremely grateful to the nurses and staff at the Goerlich Center for the exceptional care and loving attention they gave to Theodora while she was a resident there.

Viewing will be at Christ Apostolic Church, 501 N. Superior Street, Albion, Michigan on Wednesday, December 14, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and Thursday, December 15 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  The service will at the church on Thursday, December 15 at 12:00 Noon, Pastor David D. Trammell, officiating.  Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery, 2615 Francis St., Jackson, MI.  The family requests that any memorials be sent to the William R. Starr Camp and Conference Center, 22400 B. Drive North, Marshall, MI 49068 or to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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