Norman Jordan was born November 5, 1966, to the late Matthew Jordan, Sr., and Clara Bell Jordan of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Norman’s battle with his health became difficult, but he was a fighter until the very end of his life. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, the Lord called Norman home to rest in His glory.
Norman was born in Fords, NJ, before moving to Powers Street in New Brunswick, NJ, at two years old. Norman attended New Brunswick Public Schools before graduating from New Brunswick High School in New Brunswick, NJ, with his High School Diploma in 1985. Post-graduation, Norman attended DeVry Institute in Iselin, NJ, for Information Systems and Technology. Norman worked for the Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Plant in Edison, NJ for several years before re-locating with Ford Motor Company and living in Inkster, Michigan, since 2004.
As a young child, Norman attended Antioch Christian Church in New Brunswick, NJ. As an adult, Norman was a dedicated, hard worker and a good friend to many. Norman had a tough exterior but a warm heart, and he was willing to assist anyone in need. Norman was affectionately referred to as a Big Teddy Bear by his co-workers in Michigan. And, he was a Mama’s boy when he visited home in New Jersey. As the youngest of his mother’s three sons, Norman would give her the “thumbs up,” and she would say “so long” as their way of departing one another; this was their symbolic goodbye.
Norman had a great childhood laughing, cracking jokes, and playing with his four siblings around the house. And, one of Norman’s favorite drinks was a lovely cold Iced Tea. Norman’s common thing to say when calling him on the phone was yeah, yeah! Norman was single but had good family-oriented traits passed down from his caring father and mother. While in High School, Norman enjoyed playing on the Varsity Football Team with his closest friends.
Norman was preceded in death by his devoted parents Matthew Jordan, Sr., and Clara Bell Jordan, twin sisters Denise and Rochell Jordan, and Elizabeth Lisa Jordan. Maternal grandparents Jim and Mary Alice Thaddies, Paternal grandparents Claude and Lettie Jordan. He leaves behind three siblings, Matthew (Marie) Jordan, Claude (Charlene) Jordan, and Susan (Garth) Thompson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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