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OBITUARY - Wesley Jordan, II

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Saturday, Jul 07, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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Location
Harrison-Ross Firestone Chapel
1839 E. Firestone Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Interment
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

In Loving Memory of Wesley Jordan, II

May 6, 1952 - June 23, 2018

Wesley Jordan II was born in Southern California to Wesley Sr. and Jossie Pauline (Buckley) Jordan on May 6, 1952. He was the fifth of six children in their family, and he and his siblings were all baptized at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. As a child, he was a good son and didn't get into much trouble. He was a very ambitious young man, and at 8 years old, he was selling newspapers on the corner of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. He then had two paper routes, which his mother helped him with. The family lived in the Aliso Village Housing Projects initially but purchased a home on 10th Avenue in Los Angeles in 1962, where he graduated from Audubon Jr. High School and Crenshaw High School, and where his mother still resides today. He attended El Camino College and Cal State Dominguez Hills.   


While working at Harbor General Hospital in the early 1970s, he met a fellow employee named Marcia Ogletree. In 1974, they were married, and he joined her in lovingly raising her then-three-year-old daughter, Angela, as his own. Their earthly union concluded after 33 years of marriage with Marcia"s passing in 2007.   

Having an affinity for all things tech-related, Wesley worked his way up through LA County Health Systems for an almost 30-year career, culminating in him being responsible for all of the hardware and software for all LA County hospitals and clinics through the 1980s and 90s. He carried this tech spirit on at home as well; having microwave ovens and home computers in his household well before most people, and creating his own "surround sound" systems by cleverly hiding wires running from room to room to power speakers in different rooms all over his home. A man before his time indeed!   

Wesley also carried this same zest in his love of skiing and traveling. He and his friends would often take ski trips, with and without their families, to Big Bear, Mammoth and Lake Tahoe. Any random day off work and school could mean an impromptu day trip visit to Snow Summit for ski lessons with Angie, his "Baby Girl," or a long drive just to look at beautiful scenery, pull over to a roadside market to buy fresh strawberries and nuts and turning around and going back home.  

In the late 1990s, Wesley began experiencing symptoms and was later diagnosed as having MS (Multiple Sclerosis). He fought this debilitating disease bravely for almost half of his life. As his health slowly but steadily declined over the years, his wonderful spirit and great attitude soldiered on. Always one with a kind word or a joke for others, one of his favorite phrases was always, "Right On, Homegirl/Homeboy!"   

Wesley is preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Ann (Ogletree) Jordan, his father, Wesley Jordan Sr., his brother, Ralph Louis Jordan Sr., his sister, Viola Jordan, two sisters-in-law: Wanda Faye Jordan, and Belinda Ross; and his parents-in-law: Otis Ogletree Jr., and Artelia (Chavers) Ogletree.   

He is survived by his mother, Jossie P. Jordan, daughter, Angela (Caesar) Stewart, brother, John Buckley, sister, Dorothy Dickson, brother, Elijah (Sharon) Jordan, grandchildren: Rachelle, Marvin, Cameron, and Chelsea; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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The family of Wesley Jordan, II would like to thank you for the many acts of loving kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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