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11/07/20 - NNHS Newsletter -
Gertrude Liverman Jordan

Gertrude Liverman Jordan
(07 Aug 1935 - 03 Nov 2020)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1953

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   The sad news just continues to pour our way. Gertrude Liverman Jordan, Class of @ 1953, sister of the late Leroy Liverman, Johnnie Liverman, and Anna Liverman Ramsey, passed away (possibly in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina) on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at the age of 85.


From the Daily Press - 11/07/20: 

                  Gertrude Liverman Jordan

    NEWPORT NEWS - With her family by her side, Gertrude Liverman Jordan passed away on November 3, 2020 following a year of suffering head injuries from falls a number of times during the year.

Born in Mavsel in Clay Co., West Virginia on August 7, 1935, she moved to Newport News at age 11 following her dad's release from the U.S. Army. She attended Newport News High and married her husband, Paul Jordan in 1953.

Spending a large portion of the early years on her grandparent's farm, she learned the values of family, hard work and skills of a homemaker. She became an excellent cook from working with her grandmother and mother in those skills. Gertrude was there for her parents and her own three children her entire adult life, always the devoted daughter and mother until the end.

The last 25 years of her life were devoted to caring for her elderly parents and then her oldest daughter, Donna, that developed a host of medical related problems.

In the retirement years, she would enjoy collecting and reading cookbooks as she and Paul were able to travel the country. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, feeding her birds and squirrels, watching the butterflies, etc., and enjoying the neighbors that would often visit for a chat. A good solid lady, she will certainly be missed as a good neighbor.

  Gertrude is proceeded in death by her parents, Henry and Selina Liverman; her brothers, Leroy and Johnnie; and sister, Annabell Ramsey. She is survived by her husband, Paul Jordan; daughters, Donna Alford and Trudy White; son, David Jordan; grandsons, William Alford and James Connor; and step-grandchildren, Brad White and Courtney White.

Gertrude was a member of the Fox Hill Baptist Church.

The family would like to express many thanks to the Riverside Hospice for the loving care.

In lieu of flowers or other forms of condolences, the family requests that donations be made to Riverside Hospice.

Cremation Society of Virginia is assisting the family. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from November 7 to November 8, 2020.

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November 07, 2020

I love you, Mom, you are and will always be sorely missed. Your daughter, Trudy

~ Trudy White

November 08, 2020

Dearest Moma, I love you, and still feel you inside me and beside me, telling me to do the best you can. So many years you have worried about me, and been there every day. Now you are free of worry and pain. I miss and love you. Donna

~ Donna Alford

November 08, 2020

Gertrude, you were and are, along with my father, one of the most UNSELFISH persons I have had the pleasure to know. I will miss you. Tommy

~ Thomas Alford

November 08, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ Unsigned

November 09, 2020

I am so thankful that I got to visit this past January. I know our families shared many many happy years together. As a little girl, I have some wonderful memories that I will always treasure. Aunt Gertrude, you were a very special lady. Sending my love and prayers to all of you.

~  Debbie Winfrey Walls

November 09, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

~ Carolyn and Bucky Winfrey

November 09, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to your entire family. The loss of a wife, mother, and grandmother is never easy. God bless you all, and may she rest in peace in the arms of God our father.

~ Barbara Hanna


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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Gertrude's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Morning Has Broken

Words: Eleanor Farjeon
Music: Traditional Gaelic

1. Morning has broken like the first morning;
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!

2. Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

3. Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation; praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day!

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