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Edward Gordon

Edward Jerome Gordon

Tuesday, July 18th, 1961 - Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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On Sunday December 9, 2018, Edward Jerome Gordon, at age 57 after a lengthy illness, went home to be with the Lord. Edward was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia, to parents Edward Williams and Joan Barnes.

Edward attended Virginia Beach Public Schools. He began working at the age of 16 for the City of Virginia Beach Public Schools as a Janitor at Thurgood Elementary School and after 30 years Edward retired as Head Custodian. Edward married Stephanie O. Allen in 1991, their union was blessed with two children, Alecia and Edward, Jr. Edward and Stephanie were married for 27 years.

After retiring from Virginia Beach Public Schools, Edward worked as a Maintenance Coordinator at Virginia Wesleyan College, now Virginia Wesleyan University. Edward was an entrepreneur, operating Strong Arm Cleaning, a handyman service; where he cleaned carpets, floors, upholstery, and did other odd jobs. Edward was a lover of dogs, working on cars, and playing the lottery.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Williams and Joan Barnes, his step-father Fred Barnes, his grandmother, Rebecca Gordon.

He leaves to cherish his memory Wife, Stephanie Gordon,; his children, Alecia and Edward, Jr.; one grandchild, Jorden Gordon; Step Mother, Thelma Williams,; two sisters, Benita Turner (Ray) and Michelle Barnes, two brothers Keith Barnes and Patrick Barnes; in laws, Mr. Richard S. and Mrs. Arnida Allen, Jr. and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 11:00am
    New Calvary Baptist Church
    800 East Virginia Beach blvd
    Norfolk, Va 23504
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  • Interment

    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    1101 Campostella rd
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Gregory Williams

Posted at 09:16am
Stephanie, Alecia, Edward...I so sorry for your loss. This is Edward Cousin Greg as I met U, Alecia, & Edward when I was in Virginia Beach 2 pay my respects for me Sister who passed away in October...I stopped by and spent time with Scooter Brown, who was my BIG Brother growing up.. His Mother Joan and my mother were first cousins and the nest of friends so we all grew up together...I so sorry I wasn't there to pay respects to my Big Brother but I never heard back from his sister or our Cousin Junnie, who told me he would let me know when the service was so I could drive down from D.C. I extend my condolences on your loss and will hold you and the children & Grandchildren up in prayer...Edward was a great person and I will miss him dearly as I talk with him all the time, with the last we spoke was on 24 Nov .. I will miss talking with my Big Bro as we always shared what daily numbers to play and shared when we hit the numbers....I'm still trying to process this loss bc I just saw Cuz....R.I.P. Big Brother Scooter Brown...I will miss U but I know your are with your mother Joan (Since U were a Momma's boy).....It was a honor 2 finally met Edward's family as he talked about Y'all all the time when we talked....This is my favorite photo of Edward's Mom and My Mom.... If need me, I'm here for you and the children.... You can reach me at (301) 375-6236 Love & Respect Gregory

Theresa Baker

Posted at 02:53pm
Stephanie, I just received word today about the loss of your husband, Edward. I pray that God will be a source of strength for you and your family as you endure this difficult time. God is able to see you through.

Sonya/Andrea & Sydney Jacobs-Johnson

Posted at 12:17pm
Stephanie, Alecia, Edward & Jo: We extends our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you in the loss of your beloved loved one. II Corinthians 5:8 reads: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. We believe Ed is present with Lord. Our tears fall silently and our hearts grieve with you today, but hold your heads high and understand that God in his infinite wisdom does not make mistakes and He has plans beyond our power to see. Ed has now taken wings like the morning dove and has flown away. Know that you and your family are cared for very deeply and loved greatly by so many. While we may feel helpless at times in knowing how to comfort you, the Lord knows exactly what you need. He will minister peace and comfort to you in many unexpected ways. He will walk with you through the coming days. We are hear for you, whatever you may need, know that we love you deeply and do not hesitate to call on us should there be a need. Love, Sonya, Andrea & Sydney

Sandra Smith

Posted at 11:10am
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I was so sorry to learn of yourloss. Please know that you are in my prayers. May God grant you peace during this season of time.

Frye Family

Posted at 10:29am
Our prayers and deepest condolence to you and the entire family. May God continue to keep and comfort you as only He can. We love you all.

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Thursday, December 13 2018 at 11:00 am