Gladys Marie Jordan
April 25, 1931 – March 3, 2020
JORDON Gladys Marie Cooper of Mechanicsville, formerly of Winchester, Va., was born April 25, 1931, and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Gladys was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. A charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Gladys was a devoted follower of Jesus. She made friends wherever she went and never hesitated to help someone in any way she could. She opened her heart and the door to her home to any person or animal that was in need. Gladys married the love of her life, Ira, on January 28, 1949 and they moved to Mechanicsville to raise their family in 1957. She spent her spare time bowling and cooking wonderful meals for her family. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Vernon Jordon, Jr; her parents, Walter Cooper and Mildred Clowser, and infant sister, Gertrude. Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Alton Cooper, three daughters, Sheila Whirley (Ken), Sharon Griffin (Bob), Sherry Jones (Doug); two grandchildren, Troy Allen, Lisa Jones (Bobby), three great-grandchildren, Ashley North (Taylor), T.J. Allen, and Jordan Powers; a step-grandson, Scott Whirley (Jeni) and their son, Tyler. She also leaves behind two cats that never left her side, and two dear friends Linda Carter and Carl Boettcher. A celebration of life will take place on her birthday, April 25, at 11 am and will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church. Memorial donations may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 8514 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23111 or The Gideons.
Gladys was a gracious, friendly person who always had a kind word or compliment to give someone. Her bright smile will be missed at church.
I was so blessed to have such a wonderful person as my Nanny. She had the most kind heart of anyone I’ve ever known. She was the best grandmother and the one person I could always count on. My favorite childhood memories are the ones with her. I can only hope to continue her legacy by living as she did… simply, with a heart for Jesus and genuine love for others. The time I’ll spend on Earth without her will be painful but short compared to the eternity we’ll get to spend together in Heaven.