Michael Edward Jordan, 50, of Elkton, Maryland, passed away, unexpectedly, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, while at work.
Michael was born on March 13, 1970, in Bethpage, New York, to Carolyn and William Jordan. He grew up in Levittown, Long Island, NY and was the youngest of three sons. He followed in his brothers’ footsteps and became an avid sports player from the age of 7 through college. He also played baseball, soccer, football and wrestling over the years. He received many awards for his sportsmanship. He was also a longtime and loyal fan of the New York Jets. Michael joined the Boys Scouts at age 8. He earned the Arrow of Light and became an Eagle Scout at the age of 17. As an adult, Michael was fortunate enough to have two beautiful daughters from his first marriage and they eventually moved to Harford County, Maryland in the early 2000’s. He was always an active and proud father. Michael also shared his love of sports with his girls by being their softball and basketball coach for many years. He shared his love of Disney with his daughters with memorable trips to Walt Disney World. Michael was always a dedicated hard worker and provider for his family. He started out working in delicatessens and eventually became a general manager for fast food restaurants. Michael then tried something new by getting into landscaping and eventually owned his own lawn care company for several years. The adventure bug bit Michael and he decided to become a Tractor Trailer Driver and see the country. Michael loved driving big rigs! He took pride in his work and made sure that he arrived early to every delivery. While driving big rigs, he met some great friends but one particular friend, Jay Sales, became a “brother” to Michael. Then in September of 2014, Michael met his soulmate and love of his life, his wife, Millie (Friedel) Jordan. They met on an online dating site, where he “winked” at her. They began communicating and before long they fell deeply in love. Because of trucking, they spent many, many hours talking and getting to know each other before they met face to face for the first time but they both already knew they had found their love of a lifetime. Michael and Millie married in March of 2016. They were like two pieces to the same puzzle and shared many interests, like Disney, road trips, hockey, yard work and planning a future together. During their 6 years together their life was filled with so much love and laughter. They shared a love, not just for each other, but of family, friends, faith and adventure.
Michael will be remembered as a man who loved and cherished his family deeply; a man who loved fishing with his “Daddy”; an infectious laugh and deep ingrained kindness that everyone he met got to experience. He will also be known for his silliness and child-like spirit with the children in his life; his “cannon balls” into the pool and his enjoyment of fireworks, both professional displays and his own displays.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold (1981) and Viola (2004) McKeon, Leslie (2005) and Blanche (1986) Jordan and his mother-in-law, Corinne A. Friedel (2019).
Michael is survived by his soulmate and cherished wife, Mildred (Millie) Jordan, his “Little Buddy” and grandson- Ayomi Obafemi, Daughter-Keirstin Jordan of Parkville, MD, Daughter and son-in-law-Caitlyn and Kevin Elliot of Hallifax, VA, “Daughters in Spirit”- Madison Watters and Jessica Watters of Fredericksburg, VA, Parents- Carolyn and William Jordan of Elkton, MD, Brothers and sister-in-laws- Robert and Alice Jordan of Eldersburg, MD, and Douglas and Laurie Jordan of Ridgewood, NJ, several nieces and nephews- Emmerson and James Jordan of Eldersburg, MD and Gabriella, Carly and Benjamin Jordan of Ridgewood, NJ, and Mason Friedel of Delta, PA, As well as his father-in-law, Andrew Kenneth Friedel of Aberdeen, MD, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Andrew J. and Renee Friedel of Delta, PA and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends throughout the United States.
Due to Covid-19 and the circumstances beyond the family’s control, there will be no funeral at this time for Michael. There will be a Celebration of Life in the Spring of 2021. It is hoped to be held somewhere around Michael’s birthday, in March 2021. The family will share via Facebook and personal phone calls, when able, as time gets closer.