Gussie L. Jordan, age 71, made her transition on May 17, 2013. Born in Morgan, GA and a resident of Woodbridge, NJ. A retired Healthcare Asst. at Greystone Psychiatric Hospital. Assc. Degree in Theology. She served on the usher and deaconess board of First New Dawn Baptist Church, Newark, NJ. Member of Gospel Chorus and Mother of Shiloh Baptist Church in Newark.
Beloved mother of Shelly Smiley (Cornelius), Luther McGriff, Jr. (Valerie), Elaine Brown, Willie Chandler (Charmain), Michael Martinez (Jecinia) and the late Bruce B. McGriff. Son of the late Eddie L. Hall and Bertha L. Williams. Sister of Louise Hoppe, Willie Mae Washington, Lue Bertha Williams, Susie Bridges, Willie Lee, Eddie Sam and the late Eddie James, Clarence and Clifford Hall and Betty Jenkins. Grandmother of eighteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, 9am at Shiloh Baptist Church, 99 Davenport Ave., Newark, NJ. Interment will be at Hollywood Memorial Park Kenilworth, NJ. Visitation is Friday, 7-9 pm at the church.
Arrangements by Whigham Funeral Home, 580 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, New Jersey 07102, (973) 622-6872.