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Lizzie Gordon

Lizzie Lou Gordon (Williams)

Friday, December 28th, 1923 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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“For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11

On Saturday morning, January 23, 2021, Lizzie Lue (Williams) Gordon quietly transitioned from this life into Eternity at her home with family (Blythewood, SC.) She was 97 years old.

She was born to the late Mrs. Minnie Kirkland Williams Cooper and the late Mr. Linzy Williams on December 28, 1923 in (Waynesboro) Burke County Georgia. She was reared in the Waynesboro area, attended Burke County Public Schools; and, graduated from Waynesboro High & Industrial School.

Mother Gordon joins in Heaven her husband, Mr. Robert W. Gordon; her daughter, Dr. Vivian C. Pennamon; her sister, Mrs. Alice Mae Williams and brother, Mr. Linzy Williams.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and “Big Mama” (Mama Lizzie Lue) to a host of other extended family, she also loved to “Go” (travel). Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.

Mother Gordon gave her life to Christ at an early age and dedicated her life to serving God as a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church (Waynesboro, GA), where she served for over 40 years in various positions, including Mother of the church, Finance Secretary, Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher, Bible Study Teacher, and more importantly “Mentor”.

After relocating to South Carolina with family, she joined Perfecting Faith Church, Blythewood, SC. where she served on the Mothers’ Board, as Senior Mother.

Mother Gordon’s genuine love for people was reflected in her career choices, professional organization memberships & social affiliations.

Prior to retiring (26 years of service) from the position of Director, Burke County Equal Opportunity Agency, Mother Gordon worked as an Avon Representative; Manager of Hunter’s Grocery Store; Supervisor & Coordinator for various federal programs such as Emergency Food & Medical Services, Job Corp and the Burke County Neighborhood Service Center. Social affiliations/Memberships: Board of Directors for Chamber of Commerce, Planned Parenthood, Boggs Community Development Corp, Burke County Black Churches Benevolent Fund and Care South Home Health Agency.

She was a ranking officer in the American Legion Auxiliary, Heroines of Jericho and Eastern Stars, the CSRA Girl Scout Council, The Burke County Improvement Association, The Burke County Housing Improvement, Inc., the Senior Citizen Council, Georgia Community Action Association, Eastern Georgia Farmer’s Co-op, Inc., Retired Educators Association; Burke County Branch NAACP – receiving various recognitions and rewards for her tireless community service. Her most cherished recognition was being honored with her own special day by Burke County Georgia Client Council – Lizzie L. Gordon Day (2010).

Mother Gordon was the Matriarch of five generations. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Luvenia (Lisa) Gordon-Dukes (John), Blythewood, SC and Stepson, Robert Gordon, Jr., San Antonio, TX., grandchildren: Alexcia (a.ka. Fran) Delley (Jay), Augusta, GA; Calvin Pennamon (Milena), Denver, CO, Lhamon (a.k.a. Drew) Gordon and Robert Pennamon, Jr., Columbia, S.C., great Grandchildren: Cydney Delley and Jayson Delley, Augusta, Ga.; Kalina Pennamon and Danika Pennamon, Denver, CO; Alicia Gordon and LaMario Dukes, Blythewood, S.C., nephews: William (a.k.a. Bill) Warthen, Brooklyn, NY; Vince Gray, Waynesboro, G.A., great Niece: Georgia Lou Daniels, Waynesboro, G.A., god-daughter; Mrs. Thomasina Godbee, Hephzibah, GA.

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” ” Exodus 23:20
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Tony Haliburton

Posted at 04:35pm
Sending love and prayers from the Haliburton Family.

Joy Starks

Posted at 01:52pm
We are deeply saddened to hear of Mother Gordon's transition but rejoice in knowing that she is with the Lord. We will miss seeing her in service and will continue to pray for comfort for family during this difficult time. The Starks Family
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The Pam Family

Posted at 09:28am
A bond between mother and child is unparalleled. No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. Love, The Pam Family
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Jerri Hill

Posted at 10:47pm
Grandma Lizzie Lou was always sweet, loving and kind to Ralphine & I when we visited you, Fran, Aunt Vivian and Lisa during the summers when we were young girls. She embodied everything you'd expect to find in a loving grandmother. A well lived life, she finished the course God set out for her and now she can worship God and her Savior face-to-face in Paradise/Heaven, in perfect health and strength. Sending love to Lisa, Fran, Calvin, Cydney and Jayson and the entire family. Let the peace of God rule over you all. Jerri J. Hill
We love you all,
Jerri, Courtney and Shelby
 
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Geraldine and Robert Orr Posted at 12:05am

Lizzie Lou will be remembered by me as a well mannered and warm individual. She was always pleasant and sometimes comical in a quite fashion. Lizzie loved her family and provided for her children as a devoted and nurturing mother. While visiting me in Jacksonville with her late daughter, Vivian, she was referred to as the lady with the beautiful grey hair and lovely personality. We admired and loved her dearly. My family extend sympathy and prayer to Lisa, a loving and dedicated daughter, her granddaughter , Fran and their immediate families. May her precious memories bring comfort to you as God continue to strengthen and sustain you during your bereavement. Aunt Geraldine and Uncle Robert Orr.
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Ke-Onna Davis

Posted at 08:13pm
To the Family of Mother Lizzie Gordon: Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We love you and are here for you whenever you need us. Mother will truly be missed! Such a beautiful, strong Woman of Faith! One of my most cherished memories of Mother is a very fun trip to Walmart....Boy did we laugh that evening! Rest in Peace Mother! Love ,the Davis Family
 
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Geraldine and Robert Orr Posted at 12:23am

To Calvin, his wife and beautiful great grands. May God wrap his arms around you with loving care. We send special prayers and sympathy to you as you are met with another grief of a loved one. May happy memories of both loses bring relief to you and your family in the days that lie ahead. Aunt Geraldine and uncle Robert.
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