There can be no greater words to encapsulate the sentiments of Deloris E. Jordan. A woman once broken to the point of suicide, today the older sister of NBA famed Michael Jordan, is eternally grateful that God ignored her pleas for death and taught her how to live instead.
Stumbling from the shadows of her life in 2001, with the penning of My Family's Shadow, she stunned many with painstaking revelations of personal brokenness and family dysfunctions. Greatly perplexed back then that God had kept her alive, she now understands His purpose for giving and maintaining her life better than ever before. Knowing it to be true, her heartfelt message to anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide is, “You are more than the now moments in your life. You are stronger than your situations”.
Having survived the dangers of mental unhealthiness, she understands the benefit of letting others know that they are not alone in their anguished moments of despair. Sharing personal stories, she testifies openly of her brokenness and struggle to overcome sexual abuse, guilt, shame, low-self esteem, and suicidal tendencies. Totally embracing of therapy, she unapologetically confesses that it was her personal relationship with God, however, that ultimately freed her from the afflictions that once held her hostage.
Born in Teachey, North Carolina, Deloris is the second oldest of the five children born to her namesake, and the late James R. Jordan. The mother of three and grandmother of four, she resides in Pennsylvania. In addition to being an author, an inspirational speaker, real estate agent, and Program Coordinator for Temple University Real Estate Institute, she is also a minister with Bethesda Christian Fellowship under the tutelage of Pastor Horace W. Sheppard, Jr.
Presently on a “Walking In Freedom: Walking By Faith” tour, she is tangible proof that pain does not last always, and that God can use anything He wants to help us become the person He long ago ordained us to be; if we are willing to trust Him.