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MR. JOHN L. JORDAN
September 18, 2022
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John L. Jordan was born on November 9, 1947, in Greenville, Mississippi, the son of Flasco Jordan, Sr. and Daisy Williams Jordan. John Jordan moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1952, with his parents and his siblings from Greenville, Mississippi.
John L. Jordan attended Indianapolis Public School #4 and #24, and he was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was employed with Delta Airlines, Goodwill Industries for several years, and New Beginnings nursery. Later he enjoyed being an entrepreneur as a landscaper/gardener. He loved his family, old school Motown Music, dancing, cooking, social services (taking care of the elderly) and comedy. If you played some Sam Cook, Maze, or Earth Wind & Fire, he would serenade the room. If you gave him a kitchen (it had to be spotless) he would make you a steak, potatoes and carrots.
John L. Jordan was nicknamed “Baby John”, after his grandfather, John L. Jordan, Sr., of Greenville, Mississippi. His siblings, neighborhood friends (“Indiana Avenue”/Lockfield/Haughville), acknowledged him by “Baby John”, a host of nieces and nephews and greats called him “Uncle Baby John”. His daughter and granddaughter called him “Oldschool” because he was so cool and laid back.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Flasco Jordan, Sr. and Daisy Williams Jordan; brothers, Robert Edward, Jr., Louis Jordan, Flasco Jordan, Jr., and David Jordan; sister, Shirley Jordan, and a host of other relatives and close friends.
John Jordan is survived by his daughter, Tracey L. Jordan; granddaughter, Brianna J. Miller, of Atlanta, Georgia; brother, Jasper Edwards, and sisters; Betty Jordan-Smith and Doris Jordan.