Gilbert E. Jordan Sr., a former Baltimore home improvement contractor and respiratory technician, died Jan. 29 of a heart attack at Sinai Hospital. He was 59.
Mr. Jordan, who had worked as a respiratory technician at St. Agnes Hospital and as a home improvement contractor for Quantico Realty for more than 20 years, retired in the early 1980s with a medical disability.
A longtime Greenspring Avenue resident, he was born and raised in Northwest Baltimore. He was a 1958 graduate of Carver Vocational-Technical High School and served in the Marine Corps.
A 32nd-Degree Mason, he enjoyed fishing and boating. He was a member of the League for the Handicapped in Baltimore.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Nutter & Sons Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Toni Johnson; two sons, Michael A. Johnson of Frankfurt, Germany, and Gilbert E. Jordan Jr. of Los Angeles; three daughters, Patricia Davis of Clinton, Mildred Briscoe of Westminster and Yolanda Villanova of Baltimore; a brother, Eugene Jordan of Baltimore; two sisters, Alice J. Koger and Catherine Thomas, both of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.
Mildred Bailey Jones, 91, homemaker and seamstress
Mildred Bailey Jones, a homemaker and seamstress, died Sunday of lung cancer at Country View Eldercare in Darlington. She was 91.
The longtime Forest Hill resident sold Beauty Counselor Cosmetics from the 1940s until the 1960s. She was a seamstress who made clothes for children and adults.
The former Mildred Taylor was born in Street and graduated from the old Highland High School in 1926. She was married in 1928 to Edward A. Bailey, a watchmaker, who died in 1965.
She was married in the early 1970s to Scott Jones, a farmer, who died in 1982.
She was a member of the Grange and a lifelong member of Highland Presbyterian Church.
Services were held Wednesday.
She is survived by a son, Wilson E. Bailey of Forest Hill; a daughter, Louisa A. Eveson of Perry Hall; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church, 701 Highland St., Street 21154.
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