Jordan M. Stevenson
Monday 25th of September 1933 - Saturday 9th of March 2019
Jordan M. Stevenson, 85, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019. He was born on September 25, 1933 in Stanford, Kentucky to the late Jordan Louis and Fannie (Snodgrass) Stevenson.
Mr. Stevenson was wed to Birdie Smith on June 22, 1958. They celebrated 58 years of marriage until her passing on December 7, 2016. Jordan served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and received seven medals. After his retirement from the military, he further helped fellow veterans while employed at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He loved to bowl, listen to music, garden, and maintained an impeccably beautiful lawn. He was a truly dedicated fan of University of KY basketball and football. Jordan was always there to lend a hand to a friend or neighbor in need. He was never one to pass judgement and there was no question regarding his love and dedication to his family. His love, honor, and faith will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.
Jordan is survived by his daughter, Michelle Stevenson-Williams and his brother, Ernest (Lovia) Stevenson. In addition to his parents and wife, Birdie, Jordan was preceded in death by his sisters, Lillian Dunn and Othola Gibbs as well as three brothers, Everhart, Raymond, and AY Stevenson.
Family will receive friends on Friday, March 15th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Milward-Broadway, located at 159 N. Broadway, Lexington. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Marc Logan officiating. Interment will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors after service on Friday.
Jordan’s family would like to extend a special acknowledgement to Kittie Thomas, Steve Dunn, Mack Dunn, Beverly Sleet, John Lewis, Marvin English as well as the VA hospital staff and the home-based program staff. To share a remembrance of Jordan or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
I shall miss you dear friend. Our years working together at the VA were more bearable because of you. So very proud to be your friend. Paula
Family reunions will never be the same without Cousin Birdie and Cousin Melvin! Prayers from here to the family for comfort! God Bless!
Hello family, I send you my love and prayers. Thank you Uncle Melvin and Aunt Bird for all the the love you showed Marta and I because you loved Kittie. Uncle Melvin was my hero. Michelle my little sister, I remember the birthday parties we helped pull together for you. Uncle Melvin and Aunt Bird would let us borrow the car and you would come back and tell that we were talking to boys(girl you use to tell everything.) Love you Michelle, Marta told me to tell you she loves you too. Marsha
Sorry for your loss and I pray God will comfort you during this tough time. Thanks Melvin for you service to our country.
Adella. Charles. Sue and Patrick,says
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Yolonda Kelsor and Familysays
My deepest condolences and prayers for all of you. Mr. Melvin will truly be missed. He was such a kind and gentle man with a sweet spirit.