Josephine Jordan, 74, maintenance worker

December 15, 2004

Josephine Jordan, a retired Social Security Administration maintenance worker, died of cancer Dec. 8 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The East Baltimore resident was 74.

She was born Josephine Williams and raised in Durham, N.C., where she graduated from public schools.

She worked in Norfolk, Va., before moving to Baltimore in 1948. She had held positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital and at a nursing home before taking a job with the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in the early 1980s. She retired in 1990.

She was a longtime member, usher and choir member at Christ Temple Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, traveling, visiting restaurants and spending time with her family.

She was married for 20 years to Charles Jordan, who died in 2002.

Services were held yesterday.

Mrs. Jordan is survived by two sons, Lewis Neal and Joseph McCray, both of Baltimore; six daughters, Anita Campbell, Christine Gulliver, Patricia Hollaway, Lucille Pinkney, Linda Neal and Mary Henson, all of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Her marriage to Hodges McCray ended in divorce.

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