Gwendolyn Muriel Jordan was born in Brittons Hill, St. Michael, Barbados to Beresford and Gwendolyn Layne on July 28,1928. Muriel was the eldest of nine children. She was mummy to her children, grandma, grandmother and great grandma to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Aunt Muriel to some, and Ms. Jordan to others. Muriel received her education at St.Paul's Girls and St. Matthias Schools, in Barbados, West Indies. Muriel worshiped at St. Barnabas Church, Barbados. Muriel worked various domestic jobs during her adult years in Barbados before migrating to Boston, MA in January 1972 to join her husband Joseph Jordan who predeceased her in March 1997. Four of her children later joined her. Upon her arrival to Boston, she joined the staff at Harborview Nursing Home in South Boston, where she was employed for 21 years until her retirement in 1993.
Ms. Jordan worshiped at St. Marks Anglican Church in Dorchester and was confirmed in 1992. As an active member she never shied away from her church duties, and she loved her church family. Ms. Jordan received many awards and certificates from the various Ministries of the church.
Mummy was blessed with mothering six children, one who died as an infant. She was also blessed with a bonus son from her late husband.
Mummy was very soft spoken but firm in her beliefs. Mummy always reminded us that "when it's your time to go, it is your time." She accepted death and was never afraid to talk about it. Mummy was a people's person, she loved company. She enjoyed cooking soup on Mondays and cou-cou on Fridays for her small village. When she was no longer able to she taught her daughter Evadne to cook the cou cou and her granddaughter Andrea to make the soup. Mummy made sure that she was present at every family graduation and event as long as she was able to. Mummy enjoyed life, whether it was going on bus trips, cruises, excursions or traveling. Mummy enjoyed going to cricket games and Political meetings during her younger years, her daughter Myrna inherited these pastimes from her. She was well respected by all her siblings, some who even looked up to her like she was their mother. She had a very close relationship with all her nieces and nephews. On Wednesday June 28, 2023, Muriel left her earthly home and went home to be with her Lord. Just as she lived, she died, peacefully.
Ms. Jordan was preceded in death by her youngest daughter Wendy, four sisters Daphne, Ina, Juanita and Audene, her eldest brother Carlton her niece Beverley and her two nephews Christopher and Grantley. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved children, Evadne (Abraham), Myrna, Livingstone, Michael and stepson Errol. Siblings: Alfred, Prince Albert and Arlington. Grandchildren: Harold Jr, Andrea (Terrence), CherylAnn, Nicole, Cyndi (Fenton), Gregory, Jamal, Kelly Ann, Cinique, Stacy, Sade, Gerrad, Fabian, and Emerald.. Great grandchildren:Malika,Amani,Cacia,,Trashyanea,Aiyana,Calia, Akira, Zeddediah, Jahmere, Kemari, Kemara, Keann, Keion, Thierry, Tajeri, Eva, Cruz,Jahrule and others.. Nieces and nephews: Glendene, Angela, Jackie, Rosie, Drina, Eric, Cerlene, Emmerson, Tony, Judy, Monica, Doreen, Yvette, Sonia, Brian, Wayne, Arnold, Renald, Claudette, Kevin, Tony, Fedelma, LaVonda.. Cousins Egbert and Graham from Barbados. Special friends Lynnette Maloney and Ray Odlum. Many more relatives and friends along with her church family. May her soul rest in peace.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
The Jordan/Weekes Family and Saint Marks Episcopal Church is inviting you to a scheduled Celebration of Life Topic: Celebration of Life and Legacy for the Late Gwendolyn Muriel Jordan at the Saint Marks Episcopal Church's. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9453602641 Meeting ID: 945 360 2641