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IB Gordon

June 14, 1925 — September 29, 2022

Quitman, Texas

IB Gordon

 

     I. B. Edwards-Gordon was born on June 14, 1925 in Quitman, TX. to the late Clifton Edwards and Delma Edwards.  I . B. Edwards and Clinton (Buster) Gordon were married April 2, 1945.  To this union there were seven children.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton; daughter, Marva Joe; son, Charles Ray; two brothers: Everett and Robbie; and three sisters: Dorothy, Nadee, and Eurlaine. 

     She attended the Quitman public schools and finished the 11th grade.  She arduously worked as a nurse aide for 30 odd years.  She proudly wore her clean starched white uniform with hat, always exhibiting her caring devoted nature.  Ms. I. B. always looked forward to the W. B. Clark reunions for she thrived on reuniting with old friends.  Following the passing of her dear long friend, Ms. Maurine Russell, she adopted her daughter, Pat and became her co-pilot while traveling to churches and other events.  She did not drive but would be up and dressed, ready for her ride two or three hours ahead of schedule.  This became routine for doctor’s appointments as well.  She still managed her job and took care of preserving the fruit of the farm crops as well as a dedicated wife, wonderful home maker and mother.

     During her later days she was encouraged to occupy her mind using coloring books, reading, puzzles, etc.  When using an electronic tablet was suggested she was afraid to touch it in the beginning.  Relentlessly, she became very efficient using one to play her “Word Search Game”.  She had gotten to the point that she tried to break her previous time to complete a game.  She always announced her fast times to all present.  Sometimes she would talk to the computer as we all sometimes do; indicating that the computer was wrong and she got the word correct.  She also made her daily calls.  In the later stages she could not always remember if she had called someone, so she would dial again.

     Mother Gordon had a long-standing relationship with God and took her duties in the church very seriously.  The highlight of the month was first Sunday as she dressed in white to help administer communion.  She was very committed to Sunday school never forgetting the time and always reading her lessons.  She was prepared in case she was called upon and would willingly participate.  She also managed the children in the “Lighting of the Candles”.

     Eurlaine often recalled how she and Buster were always there with vegetables from the garden and fields as well as meat from the livestock.  She filled in as an honorary mother to many who readily adopted her after losing their own mother.  Her kindness and open heartedness were ever overflowing.

     She leaves to mourn her three sons: Edward Gordon (Jennell), Schertz, TX; Paul Gordon (Margaret), Killeen, TX; David Gordon (Barbara), Sulphur Springs, TX; two daughters: Sherlyn McLemore (Orie), Las Vegas and Dorothy Warren (Ervie), Lindale, TX; and.17 grand, 38 great grand, 27 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral service for Mrs. IB Gordon is scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday, October 7, 2022 at Brock's Chapel United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Shiloh Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held two hours prior to the service, beginning at 9:00 AM at the church.

Mrs. Gordon's body will lie in state from 8:00AM - 7:00PM Thursday, October 6th at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home.

 

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Lying in State

Thursday, October 6, 2022

8:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations

1102 E. Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783

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Viewing and Visitation

Friday, October 7, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Brocks Chapel United Methodist Church

206 Clark St, Quitman, TX 75783

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 7, 2022

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Brocks Chapel United Methodist Church

206 Clark St, Quitman, TX 75783

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Interment

Friday, October 7, 2022

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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