Mr. Ronald (Ronnie) Trontro Jordan of 308 E. Main Street, transitioned Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.
He was born July 13, 1951, in Covington, the son of the late Harry Jordan Sr. and Etta Mae Davis Jordan.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Harry (Ping) Jr. and his sister, Prenetha Mae Jordan.
He is survived by his wife Sevia Yancey-Jordan.
Also surviving are his sons, Anthony Carroll (Christl) of Liburn, Ga., Cortez Jordan (Nadine) of Roanoke, and Javier Jordan of Covington.
His surviving daughters are Cassandra Murphy and Rhonda Carroll, both of Covington, Ga. and Cierra Yancey of Covington.
Jordan’s surviving sisters are Ophelia Porterfield (Bruce) of Covington, Louise Washington of Covington, and Linda Jordan of Roanoke.
He was affectionately known as granddaddy by Christian Murphy, Cameron Murphy, Anthony Carroll Jr., Alexis Carroll, Aleigha Carroll and Chalay Brown.
Katura Cosby is his only surviving goddaughter.
Ronnie is survived by one brother-in-law, Norell T. Yancey.
He is also cherished by two aunts, Carolyn Eason of Maryland and Ophelia Thompson of Washington, D.C.
He will be remembered by a host of loving cousins, nieces and nephews, his extended family and dear friends.
Mr. Jordan was a graduate of Alleghany County High School, class of 1970.
He was an active and dedicated member of Wrightsville Baptist Church, where he served as trustee and church treasurer.
Mr. Jordan was employed by Westvaco.
After 40 of years of service, he retired from the, “Mill” in 2005.
Family and friends night will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Wrightsville Baptist Church, Friday, Aug. 14.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Wrightsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jerome Basham officiating, assisted by area ministers.
Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Serenity Funeral Home.
Please note that all CDC mandates will be followed and enforced. All participants are required to wear a mask to all services.
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