A celebration of life for Mike Gordon, 73, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 15th at the First Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi. Mike died Friday, May 11th at the family’s hunting camp in Oakland, MS. He will be buried at a family plot in Cleveland, Mississippi. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Mike Gordon was born in Benoit, Mississippi to Floyd Clovis Gordon and Liddy Ganelle Gibbs Gordon on January 15, 1945. He graduated from Cleveland High School where he met the love of his life, Bonnie Nell Davis Gordon. In 1973, they moved to Greenville and he started working for Distribuco Foods as a meat salesman. Years later, he bought the company, and in 1986, he was chosen for the national honor of being named as the Small Business Person of the Year for the state of Mississippi. Mike later ran for county supervisor and served the people of Washington County in that capacity for 16 years. Just last week, Mike Gordon received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through his volunteer service from President Donald Trump.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bonnie, his son, Michael Keith Gordon, Jr. (Belinda), and his daughter, Michelle Gordon (Craig Little). Mike was “Pops” to his two grandchildren, Michael Keith Gordon, III, and Meg Gordon. He is also survived by his brother Bobby Gordon.
Mike was passionate about life. He loved his God, his family, and his nation. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America and was honored to have been chosen to serve as the Special Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the state of Mississippi. Mike loved being a part of Mission Mississippi where he longed for people to strive to work together for the good of the state of Mississippi. Mike had a huge heart that overflowed with love for his fellow man and under that large imposing veneer of a physical presence hid a very caring and tender spirit that would sometimes have to wipe away tears when he was sharing a message that came from his heart.
May light perpetual shine upon him, until the morning breaks and the shadows flee away.
There will be a visitation at 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Mike’s name to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 North Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 755-4730 enf.elks.org/tribute.