Bill Text: VA HR190 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Lorine Bernice Allen Jordan.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2020-03-07 - Agreed to by House [HR190 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HR190-Introduced.html
Offered March 5, 2020
Celebrating the life of Lorine Bernice Allen Jordan.
Patron-- Tyler

WHEREAS, Lorine Bernice Allen Jordan, a beloved mother and grandmother and a woman of deep faith who made many contributions to communities throughout the Richmond area, died on March 11, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Lorine Jordan grew up in a tight-knit community in Sandston and attended schools in Henrico County, including Fair Oaks Elementary School, one of the historic Rosenwald Schools for African Americans established throughout the American South during the early 20th century, and Virginia Randolph High School; and

WHEREAS, in 1947, Lorine Jordan married Obediah Jordan, and the couple enjoyed 50 happy years of marriage; she relished every opportunity to share in the joys and achievements of her 12 children, 35 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, Lorine Jordan supported her family as a domestic engineer for several doctors in Henrico County; for 17 years, she also worked at a local KMart store, where she was promoted to supervisor and was a trusted mentor to many younger employees; and

WHEREAS, Lorine Jordan attended Seven Pines Baptist Church, Fair Oaks Baptist Church, and New Bridge Baptist Church before joining Rock Hill Baptist Church, where she offered her wisdom to the usher board and the deaconess board and proudly served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent; and

WHEREAS, Lorine Jordan was well known for her love of gardening, especially her beautiful arrays of tulips and other flowers, as well as her delicious home-cooked meals; she touched countless lives throughout the community with her generosity, compassion, kindness, and grace; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by her husband, Obediah, and three children, Obediah, Jr., Darlene, and Jackie, Lorine Jordan is fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, Lawrence, Lionel, Norman, Dennis, Alan, Darryl, Clarice, Delores, and Brenda and their families, as well as numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Lorine Bernice Allen Jordan, a cherished member of the Greater Richmond community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Lorine Bernice Allen Jordan as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect for her memory.