Thelma Jordan, age 96, departed this life on July, 29, 2017.
She served as a loving and skilled caregiver multiple times throughout her life—caring for her beloved sister Wanda Matthews, her mother Edith Washington, and her uncle Gus Dickerson. She gave tirelessly and unselfishly, never complaining even when working long hours or completing difficult tasks.
Family was the most important aspect of her life. She went above and beyond the call of duty, making sure that her children had everything they needed and just about everything they wanted. She loved and treasured her grandchildren—Danielle and Justin—who brought her joy, smiles, and comfort whenever they were with her.
First and foremost, she was the quintessential homemaker—an excellent cook, a gifted hostess, and a talented seamstress.She was a dedicated wife and mother.
She was proceeded in death by her first husband, Hiram Jackson Aydelotte, who died in 1967; her second husband: Gaines Adolphus Jordan, Jr., who died in 2012; her mother Edith M. Washington; her daughter, Marie Aydelotte, and father Boyd Jones; her siblings Wanda Matthews, Melvin Jones, Esther Ayers, Boyd Jones, and Grace Ridenhour.
Never one to shy away from hard work. She worked outside the home in a variety of roles, with her favorite job serving a teacher’s aide in the Worcester County School System where she enjoyed working with the faculty, staff, and students.
She battled several serious illnesses and challenging health conditions throughout her life. And even in the midst of all she was going through, Thelma was always willing to give advice and provide counsel.
One of her greatest gifts was the ability to forgive—whether an issue involved a loved one, an acquaintance, or a stranger, she forgave transgressions and unkindness.
Due to declining health, she spent the last three years of her life as a resident of Regal Heights Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Hockessin, Delaware where she made friends, received quality care, and participated in an array of activities including day trips, religious services, special holiday events, and happy hours. She valued the relationships she forged with members of the staff, and she was particularly fond of Quinnette, Andrea, and Jackie who spent countless hours caring for her, being her friend, and supporting her family.
Survived by daughter Cheryl Fleming (Daniel), grandchildren Danielle and Justin, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be private.
Anyone who would like to pay tribute to Thelma may send a donation to either:
100 Commerce Dr, Ste. 302
Newark, DE 19713
http:// vitascommunityconnection.org/ community-connection/donate
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
407 Oxford St, Pocomoke City, MD 21851