Danny, born Daniel Jordan was born to Virginia (Brooks) and Chester Jordan on November 22nd, 1954. His young mother turned 16, the next day, so he and his mom were the only two in the immediate family that shared a birthday month.
His mother wouldn’t learn of Danny’s special needs until Danny was almost 2 years old. But more than having special needs, Danny was just “special”! His gifts and talents were noticed early on in his life and along with his big personality, would soon become his trademark in life. In his younger days, Danny was very inquisitive and one time while trying to fix himself lunch his pajamas caught fire and he was badly burned. But the enemy didn’t have his way and Danny completely healed from that event because GOD had a plan for all of us to meet Danny and experience Danny’s loveable personality.
He was never the shy type and his talents of singing was noticed early when he was chosen to sing the National Anthem at his school’s graduation for the disabled with over 200 people in attendance. And as the saying goes, he ‘stole’ the show. He later worked for a company where he assembled plastic cutlery for restaurants.
When Danny moved to Tacoma Washington with his mother in 1999, they both joined the New Jerusalem COGIC with his youngest sister, where the Dr. Dennis McCain, now serves as pastor. Danny was loved in the congregation where he was known for his singing (loudly-12-). He was an honorary member of the Gospel Chorus where he would sing with them during rehearsals, always acknowledging when one of the mother’s had on a beautiful hat or when he thought someone was dressed nicely, saying “you look pretty today” and always requesting prayer. But Danny didn’t just request prayer, he had a praying spirit and was always first to raise his hand when the question was asked “who wants to lead prayer” during our family functions or holiday dinners. He just loved to sing and pray. Sometimes noticing when his mom was not well saying “Lord touch my mom, in the name of Jesus”.
Being raised in the church from an early age, even at home Danny was known to just break out in song or hymn that we (at home) had long forgotten or one playing on the Christian TV, or that had been sung at church that day. But his love for singing didn’t stop with just church songs because being a child of the 50’s and 60’s, he could also belt out a Motown hit on occasion if he heard it playing on TV during a sitcom theme song or movie. And for those who spent any time with Danny knew he loved to color, loved the movie “Wizard of Oz (the classic) and all holidays, especially Thanksgiving since his birthday always came around the same time of year.
Danny was also a participant at the Adult Day Health Center for the last 15 years where he would go to participate in activities and events for persons with special needs. But again, his big personality made him a popular even there. He loved to take part in the talent programs they would have there, and all his nurses and the staff knew him.
He was more than special needs, he was “special”. Danny departed this life on March 2nd, 2021. He leaves us to cherish his memory; his father, Chester P. Jordan, mother, Virginia Jordan; sister, Diane Thompson-Jordan (Mark), brother, Tyrone Jordan, brother, Jerome Jordan, sister’s, Regina Jordan and Eileen Jordan and brother, Michael Jordan; one aunt Mary Wilson (Rev. Paul Wilson); one uncle Thomas Brooks; one niece, Virginia C. Jordan, six nephews, Jeffrey Jordan, Jameel Henry, Lateef Jordan, Devon Jordan, Tyreek Floyd and Semaj Floyd; and a host of great uncles, great aunts, great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Danny, you will be greatly missed.
3-6pm Friday March 12, 2021 Scott Funeral Home 1215 Martin Luther King Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405
11am Saturday March 13, 2021 New Jerusalem COGIC 1623 south 11th street Tacoma, WA 98405