On February 21, 2013, the Lord called Diane Jordan from her labor to reward. God blessed the late Emily and Silas Jordan Sr., with seven children. Out of the seven, the last born were a set of twin girls, Diane and Dinah, on June 15, 1954, in Washington, D.C. Three siblings, Janet, Bessie and Silas Jr. preceded Diane in death.
Diane attended D.C. public schools and graduated from Cardoza Senior High in 1972 and immediately entered the work force. Diane was employed by the Federal government for 34 years; she served at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare until May 1, 1980, in the Office for Civil Rights, then transferred to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and served until her retirement on July 1, 2008. At work, Diane was considered a “light in a dark place” and everyone came to her constantly for information of all sorts. She ensured that personal information on employee’s remained secure. She was a private person and her respect for privacy extended to employees she served with the utmost security of trust for employees, coworkers, and friends. You could rest assured she didn’t tell anyone’s business to anyone else.
As a young child, Diane was baptized at the Second Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and her faith in the Lord continued to grow until her departure. She loved the Lord with all her heart. She enjoyed hours on end listening, and singing along to her private collection of Gospel music. She had a deep and abiding concern for her fellow man. If anyone was in need Diane went out of her way to assist them, if that meant, providing food, contributing her money, and/or sharing information. If someone needed help and she couldn’t provide it, she didn’t stop until she had done research and pointed them in the right direction. She took on the role of a nurturing mother providing special care, over the years for her brothers.
For the rest and relaxation Diane enjoyed reading books written by James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, V.C. Andrews, and others. Her idea of a good time was curling up on the sofa with a cup of coffee and a good book; or watching a classic black and white movie on the tube. She also enjoyed watching Tyler Perry movies and plays. Diane lobed to travel to Delaware, Midway, and West Virginia to play the slots. Diane always put others above herself. She should be remembered for her warm smile and her way of caring for her family and loved ones. During her illness whenever you asked her, “how are you doing?” She would reply, “I am fine, I’m trusting God.” She continued to be strong and put all her trust in God.” She continued to be strong and put all her trust in God, her faith was admirable, and she is greatly missed.
She leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters, Dinah Jordan, of Washington, D.C. and Carolyn Dunlap (Eddie), of Thomasville, N.C.; one brother, Jerome Jordan, of Washington, D.C.; a devoted companion for many years, Octavious McCullough (Tee) of Washington, D.C.; four nieces, Denise (Bill), Janine (Greg), LaRussia, and Trumelle; two nephews, Eddie Jr., and Ricky, five great nieces, Lauren, Summer, Daria, Shansia “Nay,” and Tanasia “Tay,” Portia, Veta, Alexis, and Mercades; five great nephews, Eric, Dexter, Nasir “Knots,” Eddie, and Little Ricky; a very special aunt, Hattie Henderson of Washington, D.C.; viewed by the family more like sisters are Richardine Bush and Rever Thomas; one godson, Canaan Morgan, four loving friends, Cecelia Harris, Zelma Rush, Karen Robinson and the late Jeraldine Thomas; and a host of other relatives and friends.