Margie Redish Jordan the daughter of the late Lee & Edsicie (Etta) Redish, was born on July 10, 1936 in Smoaks, South Carolina, and she departed her life on May 10, 2020 in Great Neck, New York.
After completing her education in the Collection County school system, she relocated to New York. It was there that she met and married William Jordan, and from that union came two children, Keith Mckinley Jordan and Robert Bryan Jordan. Margie was a loving and stern mother who once said, “you’re getting too old and big that I can’t put you over my leg a spank you….but you have to go to sleep sometime!” To know Margie is to know that she had a delightful sense of humor, loved family, and had a bit of a sweet tooth. She would often listen to gospel music while cooking for her family, which were two of her favorite things. Margie had a quiet soul, but she definitely possessed an unmatched core of strength.
Her compassion for children led her to the Originals of Jamaica Day Care center where she worked for 27 years before retiring. In 1963, Margie became a member of the Rush Temple A.M.E Zion Church in Queens, New York under the leadership of Rev. Eldridge Gitten, Margie had a servant’s heart and was a proud member of several organizations some of which included The Home & Overseers Missionary Society, The Rev. Eldrige Gittens Floral club, and The South Carolina Ministry.
Margie leaves to cherish her memories, husband William; two sons Keith (Montserrat) and Robert (LaToya); sisters, Donnie Walker in Smoaks, SC, Mary (David) Smith in Queens, NY, and Alma Drakeford in Decatur, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Carrie Gaines and Reva Jordan; grandchildren, Kenneth, Maya, Emerson and Ellison and a host of nieces and nephews.
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