Life & Times : Gordon laid to rest
More than 500 family members and well-wishers packed into the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Port Maria, St Mary, on April 30 to celebrate the life and work of the executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Dr Delroy Gordon.
The colourful and well-organised service featured spoken tributes from over a dozen friends, relatives, and church members, and local members of parliament Dr Morais Guy and Robert Montague.
Gordon, a former teacher who obtained a PhD in Human Resource Management, was described as an honourable, family-orientated man with a great passion and thirst for knowledge.
Man of standards
"What today shows you is that when you have a good person in your bloodline, you can follow in their footsteps, and shine the light in the darkness for others to see. My uncle was a man of standards, a truthful person, a man of God, and a family man. The reason so many people came out to show their support for him is because he was a man who shared his love. And without love, strength, and courage, you are not a perfect human being, and today was about a remembrance for a great human being," Hassane Gordon, a niece said.
Gordon died suddenly in March. He was 55.