Pastor James Robertson "JR" Gordon Jr.
1937 - 2020
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Pastor James Robertson Gordon, Jr., "JR", went to be with Jesus on December 30, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at the age of 83. JR was preceded in death by his parents James Robertson Gordon, Sr. and Mary Averett Gordon, his sisters Mabel Hughes and Ruby Still, his great-granddaughter Hannah Ferguson, and his son-in-law Gene Ferguson. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Sarah ''Theresa" McCoy Gordon, his children Debbie Thornton and husband Dewayne Thornton, Katherine Ferguson, Sandra Dupree and husband Phil Dupree, Theresa "Diane" White and husband Benny White, Brenda Hamner and husband Charles Hamner and James "Jimmy'' Gordon and wife Flo Gordon, 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. JR devoted his life to Jesus and spent 32 years in the ministry. He touched many hearts and was loved greatly by friends and family. The visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816 on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until funeral service 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. In lieu of flowers, donations and condolences may be offered at New Beginning Christian Fellowship Church, 20404-20476 LA-16, Denham Springs, LA 70726. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8, 2021.
12:00 - 02:00 PM
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January 8, 2021
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and loved by so many. My heart goes out to each of you during this process of healing. May God wrap his arms around each of you and offer you peace. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Consume the wonderful memories you have made and his presence will be with each of you forever. Love to all and continued prayers.
Myla Babin
January 7, 2021
I would like to send my condolences to the family at this time of sadness. I will not attend the funeral due to Covid concerns, God bless.
michael switzer
January 6, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Tawanda Bowman
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