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Jordan Lee Tomford

December 13, 1986 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 32)


Jordan Tomford died on August 8th, 2019 at the age of 32. Jordan is survived by his Father and step-mother David and Jennifer, Mother and step father Tracy and Humphrey, brother Cody, step sister Layla, step brother Jake, nephews Camden and Cash, grandmother Delores, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jordan was an amazing person with the biggest heart and most amazing smile. He enjoyed sports, especially the Miami Dolphins and Michigan State. Jordan worked in landscaping.  When he was working, he would be the hardest, most dedicated worker on the team. All of the wonderful blessings that he had, friendships, and family, were sidelined by a decision to do drugs. Jordan battled with a heroin addiction for many years. In the end his addiction ended his life much too soon. He completed drug rehab several times, but the craving that comes from true addiction was more than he could overcome.  If there is someone in your life battling addiction reach out to them. So many lives are lost every day. The stigma of embarrassment and denial must be overcome. Heroin defiles the brain and the person suffers with more and more inability to make sound decisions and follow directions to save himself. To all those out there touched by addiction, this is a simple reminder that there are people who love you, with everything they have and no matter what you do. Don't be too afraid, stubborn, or ashamed to ask for help. To all parents, pay attention to your family and friends and the world that revolves around them. Even when the surface is calm, the water may be turbulent just beneath.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be relentless doing so.  Not every program available fits every person.  It’s important for the addict to find what works for them.  Enabling the addict doesn’t help them and it’s important to recognize when you are doing so to allow yourself to become part of the solution and not part of the problem.  Help yourself first (as is in the case of an alcoholic, or someone not familiar with the evolution of drug addict), gain knowledge, and then you will be able to truly help the addict. Jordan, you were a wonderful soul who fought a hard battle. We know that your life wasn't defined by a drug. We will always love you!   

Jordan, your struggle has ended.    You are finally at peace.   

Jordan's funeral and burial will be private for family only.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his name to any Lenawee County Sports Program for Children.



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