Steven Charles Jordon was born on October 22, 1953 to Mary Smith and the late Charles Jordon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest of four children.
Steve was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system, earning his high school diploma from Benjamin Franklin High School. While in high school, he also met the love of his life Cheryl; a story to be continued later. Steve was determined to graduate from a Historically Black College, so he left Philly (and Cheryl) to work his way to and through St. Augustine University in Raleigh, NC – it took him a while, but he finished. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting, and after working for a short while at GTE in Stamford Connecticut, Steve returned to Philly. Working his way up from an entry level position at the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), Steve retired after 23 years of leadership with the esteemed title Director of Customer Service, Administration and Labor Relations. At PGW he was affectionately known as “Warden Jordon.”
Affectionately known as “Stevie” by family, and “Boxx” by college friends, Steve reconnected with and married his high school sweetheart Cheryl in 1977. He took no shorts in making Cheryl his Queen, and everyone knew it for every year of their 43 year marriage. From this union came his two children, Janea and Darron. He also shared a special relationship with his niece Alishia and his nephews Christen and Ronnie. Steve took great pride in protecting, providing for and spending quality time with his family – he didn’t play about any of them. Steve loved his family, unconditionally. He enjoyed traveling to St. Martin (reserved for his Queen), playing music from his speaker on the beach, spending time with his grandchildren, vacationing with his extended family, grilling, casino runs, and motivating others to reach their fullest potential.
Steve was a man of God, spending his last years of life at Dare to Imagine Church as a member and volunteer. Steve was a man of many hats, and held a genuine passion for motivational speaking and uplifting others. He could make you laugh until your stomach hurts one minute, and “give you the business” the next. He enjoyed cooking, and family would always request his famous Thanksgiving “gobbler sandwich” or fish fried rice. He was a fixture in the neighborhood of his youth, dedicating years of time and energy into creating and running the Philadelphia North Basketball Association. Steve also played an integral role in establishing the “Dare to Imagine My Career” program. Steve truly left many with the conclusion that he was and will forever be a “Good Man.”
Steve is preceded in death by his sister Carmen Jordon, and his brother David Jordon.
Left to cherish fond memories are his mother Mary Smith, his wife Cheryl Jordon, his daughter Janea (Curt), his son Darron (Dominique), seven grandchildren (Caira, Zayd, Zarin, Chance, Ziya, Camille, Grant), his brother Julian Jordon and a host of relatives and friends
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