The Rev. Gertel Maude Gordon, 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at the family residence.
She was born in Jamaica and was preceded in death by her son, Ward Morrison; and her parents.
She was educated in London, England. She received her degree in nursing and became a registered nurse. She also had a degree in business and a degree in textile and design.
She was raised in the Church of God and had a heart for God and winning the lost. While in England, she was the Brownie Guide Leader (Girl Scouts). She was the head of the Women's ministry. She moved to Miami, Fla., where she started and pastored the Antioch Assembly Youth and Community Ministries.
She also served as head of the Women's Ministries and was heavily involved with the Reach our Youth program in Miami. She worked with the Miami/Dade Tax office with over 19 years of service. When she retired, Miami/Dade named Jan. 31, 2006, as Gertel Gordon Day.
Survivors include her daughters: Jeanette Shim-Hue, Barbara Williams (Gerald), Annette Morrison, Natalee Boone (Stephen) and Tania Temple; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Hibbard officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as casket bearers.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Gordon family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
For family and friends who cannot attend the services, you can watch the service by livestream by going clicking in the following link: https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1632270362138140.
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