Willis Royal Jordan

July 17, 1931 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 90)


Willis Royal Jordan departed his earthly life on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Colonial Manor in Williamsburg, VA.  Born July 17, 1931, Billy was the youngest of twelve siblings of the late John Wilson Jordan and Libby Gilbert Jordan, of Campbell County, Virginia.

Willis confessed Christ as his Savior at an early age was baptized, and joined St. John Baptist Church, in Williamsburg, VA.

Prior to graduating from Boys’ High School of Brooklyn, NY, Billy attended Bruton Heights School, Williamsburg, VA.

Willis went on to serve his country with United States Army. While enlisted, Willis received 3 Bronze Service Stars for serving his country during the Korean conflict. Upon being honorably discharged, he spent his entire professional career with Chase Manhattan Bank of New York.  An avid Brooklyn Dodgers baseball fan, Billy spent many hours keeping up with the statistics.  Sports and cowboy shows on TV became favorite past-times.  The “Jordan Kinfolks” found great pleasure in moments spent with him at the annual family reunions.

Willis took great pride and delight in spending time with his nieces and nephews.  In later years Billy moved from New York to Delaware to live with his nephew and wife, Charles W. & Diane Bartlett.  In April 2017, Willis returned to Virginia to spend time with two of his sisters and a brother.

Willis was preceded in death by his sisters, Arie, Hester, Edith, Geraldine, Magnolia, Lillian, and Elizabeth; and brothers, Major, James Essex, and John.

Willis Royal Jordan leaves to cherish his memory a loving, devoted, and supportive sister, Ruby Thomas (97) of Spring Hill, FL; and many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, October 2, 2021, in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Williamsburg.  Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service.  Facial coverings are required at the service.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 757-229-3011

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Graveside Service
October 2, 2021

12:00 PM
St. John Baptist Church Cemetery
1397 Penniman Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Video is available for this event

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