May 20, 1949 – February 27, 2023
Mr. Raymond Gordon, Jr., age 73, entered eternal rest peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2023, at his residence on 11510 Browns Road, Church Road, VA. He was born to the late Raymond Gordon, Sr. and Mildred I. Gordon on May 20, 1949.
Raymond was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Jefferson (James); brother, Ronnie S. Gordon; mother-in-law, Rebecca Bland; father-in-law, Raymond Bland; brother-in-law, Howard Bland; sister-in-law, Sarah Bland; aunts, Beulah Stephenson Fisher, Gertrude Lucille Lee and Florine Lee Robertson; and his uncles, Claiborne R. Lee, James A. Lee, Lloyd Leroy Lee, Clifton Maurice Lee, William A. Lee and Calvin E. Lee.
Raymond was educated in the Chesterfield County Public School System and graduated from Job Corps. At an early age, he was baptized and joined Union Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, VA. He later moved his membership to the Mt. Poole Baptist Church where he was a faithful member and sang with The Fellowship Gospel Choir, Mt. Poole Mass Choir and The Dinwiddie Community Chorus.
Uncle Junie, as he was affectionately called, was formally employed by the Chesterfield County Public School System with 28 years of service. He was currently employed with The Dinwiddie Rest Area 85.
Raymond loved doing work around the house, working in his yard, taking care of his chickens and spending time with his dog, Jazzy, who was his heart. Raymond was a very kindhearted person. He was a loving husband and father who loved the Lord with all his heart. He also enjoyed visiting his family and friends, telling jokes and attending family events.
Raymond leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife, Shirley B. Gordon; sons, Dominic F. Gordon of Petersburg, VA, Russel Allen of Hopewell, VA, Jermaine Bland (Shamiya) of Matoaca, VA and Andre Bland of Church Road, VA; daughter, Michelle Allen of Hopewell, VA; 11 grandchildren; brother, Clifton I. Gordon (Gwendolyn) of Matoaca, VA; sister, Mildred P. Brown (Odell Sr.) of Colonial Heights, VA; aunt, Viola G. Evans of Ettrick, VA; sisters-in-law, Mary Morgan of Church Road, VA, Elsie Bland of Ford, VA and Cheryl Trotter (Jerry) of North Dinwiddie, VA; brothers-in-law, Thomas Bland and Jessie Bland both Stony Creek, VA, Vernon Bland (Margaret) of Church Road, VA, Carl Bland (Carolyn) of McKenney, VA and Jason Bland of Dewitt, VA; devoted nephew, Ronald Bland; devoted cousins, Christabell Jones Goode and Dale Evans; devoted friends, Carl Clanton and Barbara Walker; special dedicated and devoted friend, Joyce Branch; his coworkers from Dinwiddie Rest Area 85; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Services will be held 12:00 Noon, Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Mt. Poole Baptist Church, 9515 Baltimore Road, Ford, VA, the Rev. Roy E. Spratley, eulogist. The interment to follow at the Mt. Poole Church Cemetery.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.