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Full Text of SR1564  101st General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Leroy Jordan of Springfield, who passed
4away on September 5, 2020; and
5    WHEREAS, Leroy Jordan was born in Murphysboro to Edward Sr.
6and Alma Johnson Jordan on December 27, 1941; he graduated from
7Murphysboro High School, where he was a defensive back and
8inducted into their Hall of Fame; he received his bachelor's
9degree in education from Southern Illinois University and his
10master's degree from Sangamon State University; he married
11Johnetta Williams in Murphysboro on August 5, 1963; and
12    WHEREAS, Leroy Jordan began his career as a schoolteacher
13in Hopkins Park and then moved to Springfield, where he taught
14for District 186; he was the first African American male
15schoolteacher in a classroom in Springfield; from 1976 to 1982,
16he was a member of the District 186 School Board, serving as
17president twice; he also served on the Catholic School Board;
18he was the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Sangamon State
19University and an assistant superintendent for District 186; he
20was the principal of the adult education program at Southeast
21High School in Springfield and worked for the Springfield
22Diocese as director of the Black Catholic Ministries; and



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1    WHEREAS, Leroy Jordan was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi
2Fraternity, Prince Hall Masons, the NAACP, the Urban League,
3the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, and the Faith Coalition
4for the Common Good; he was a Springfield Dominican Associate
5and was co-chair of the Springfield Dominican Anti-Racism Team;
7    WHEREAS, Leroy Jordan was preceded in death by his parents
8and his brothers, Peter Bruce Jordan and Edward Jordan Jr.; and
9    WHEREAS, Leroy Jordan is survived by his wife, Johnetta;
10his daughters, Laura A. Jordan, Loralean A. Jordan, Jennifer N.
11Jordan (Rose White), and Rose Ann (Keith) White; his
12grandchildren, Christian Jordan, Levi Jordan-White, and Ariel
13Baldon; his siblings, Margaret Griffin, Linda Jordan, and
14Melvin (Martha) Jordan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and
15cousins; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
18Leroy Jordan and extend our sincere condolences to his family,
19friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it further
20    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
21presented to the family of Leroy Jordan as an expression of our
22deepest sympathy.