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William E. Gordon Jr., "Ricky" was born to William E. Gordon Sr. and Sara Brown on July 26, 1967 at Lanstul Hospital in Germany.
William E. Gordon Jr., "Ricky" transitioned quietly and peacefully to his eternal resting place on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Novant Health in Winston-Salem, NC.

Ricky attended the public schools of Forsyth County. He was a 1986 graduate of Carver High School. He was an outstanding football player, a true "yellow jacket." He also was a wrestler. He played Pop Warner Football at a young age. Ricky was a die hard Chicago Bears and Carolina Tar Heels fan.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 25 years, Natalie Renee McCarrell Gordon,  sons, Sherrod L. Gordon and William E. Gordon III, father William E. Gordon, Sr, "Vickie", mother, Sara Brown, brother, James Gordon "Cynthia", sister, Kissey Gordon, 2 stepsisters, Tashika Russell, Lisa Alameda, 2 grandchildren, William IV, Robyn Liana, a host of other relatives. Also a loving and devoted mother-in-law, Nettie McCarrell-Roberts .

December 26, 2023
December 26, 2023
Merry Christmas my son. l miss you so much and words can't express how much
July 26, 2023
July 26, 2023
Hey my sweetie,
It's your birthday again. I love and miss you so much. Happy heavenly birthday my son.
April 4, 2023
April 4, 2023
Hello my son. Still missing you and always will. I love you with my whole heart forever!
August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022
Happy Birthday my son. We miss you dearly. Continue to rest in peace my love.
April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022
Your smile, voice and presence is always with us! Our love for you grows stronger with the passing of time.
July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021
Well my son, your birthday has come and gone. But our love still remains forever. Enjoy it in heaven ✨ . We miss you dearly !
April 3, 2021
April 3, 2021
Hello my son,
Your mama misses you so much. My love forever ends. It is called infinity ♾. All my love and continue to rest and watch over us.
April 2, 2020
April 2, 2020
Ricky my son that day has come again and my heart continues to break each and everyday. I love you so much words can't express the longing for your voice and your face.
August 3, 2019
August 3, 2019
This is birthday for your birthday my love July 26, 2019.
I love you more each day!
April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019
I missed and love baby boy.You will never be forgotten.
July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018
Hello my son,
Today is your special day. I love you and miss you forever and ever
Happy Birthday once again!
April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018
You are loved today and forever my son. We miss your laugh, your heart, your presence is felt everyday. Always continue to watch over us and keep us safe. From your loved ones Sherrod , Renee, Jamel, and of course me, your mother-in-law Nettie. Smooches
December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017
My love,
You will be missed so much this first Christmas. Your light shines within my heart each and everyday. You are so loved! Merry Christmas my son.
May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017
Dear Ricky,
 Normally I would write a poem about those who are special to me, but for some reason I couldn't find the right words. So, I decided to write a letter to you. We had a special bond between in-laws. We didn't feel like in-laws but mother and son. You had a special way of making everyone feel at ease and just happy. That infectious laugh lit up your whole face.
As I was driving down the road, I decided to look through your eyes. The beautiful
trees beginning to bloom as gentle winds blew petals across cars and streets. The clouds in the sky full of shapes and wonder. The sounds of children playing as the train whistle would blow. Cars and buses passing to and fro. People going about their everyday business. All of these things and more as you watched from your favorite chair( or throne) in your favorite place, your front porch. The simple things in life were meaingful to you and you appreciated them.
You and Sherrod and your ball game fever. Each rooting for their own team, win or lose even though your team lost a lot. But you stayed forever faithful.
My fondest memories are when we would eat out and you boys clowned so much we couldn't eat for laughing. Those were happy times. Memories are what we have that keeps you near and dear to our hearts. Saying "hey beautiful" wherever you saw me or called me "Dr. McCarrell" when you phoned me for advice.
Your laid back attitude and quiet manner can teach us all a lesson! He and Renee were such a fun couple to be around. You really seemed to knows what the other was thinking. You were soulmates and didn't even know it.
I know you are watching all of your family, friends, and acquaintances that have come to see you home and feel gratitude. The joy and love you gave us is insurmountable! So "Rest In Peace " my son.

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December 26, 2023
December 26, 2023
Merry Christmas my son. l miss you so much and words can't express how much
July 26, 2023
July 26, 2023
Hey my sweetie,
It's your birthday again. I love and miss you so much. Happy heavenly birthday my son.
April 4, 2023
April 4, 2023
Hello my son. Still missing you and always will. I love you with my whole heart forever!
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Your son Sherrod LaQuan Gordon

April 5, 2022
You would be so proud of the young man he has become.  Your voice and directives are his play book. He takes care of his mom and GiGi always. He is a terrific son.
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