Minnie Beatrice Bias
Minnie Beatrice Bias was born February 13, 1944 in Tillar, Arkansas to Dock and Josie Jordan. Minnie attended public schools in Tillar, Arkansas. She accepted God in her life at a young age. During her previous marriage to Theodis Bias she was blessed with three beautiful children.
Minnie was a lovely woman. She embodied all the attributes of a perfect mom and grandmother. She was caring, thoughtful, hardworking, compassionate, loving and so much more. Minnie worked hard to raise her family and was always there for her children and grandchildren when they needed her most. She made sure they studied hard and were enrolled in a variety of activities.
Minnie taught her children lots of skills that they will always cherish, most of what she taught them was how to be a loving mother. However, she also taught them about cooking and baking. Minnie also learned how to sew at an early age, which came in handy when she needed to alter clothes for her children. The most important lessons from Minnie were not verbal; they were in her actions. She always worked hard, and never complained and was always there when you needed her. We all knew Minnie was a home body, but she loved company, once you got there it was hard to leave, she would enjoy the long conversations which were always full of happiness and laughter.
In 1964, Minnie and her family moved to Kansas City, Kansas. During the early seventies Minnie and her family became members of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kansas, under the leadership of the late Rev. Isaac G. Ganies, where she proudly served as an Usher.
Minnie enjoyed traveling with her daughters and enjoyed going to the casinos and enjoyed listening to the blues.
Minnie worked for The School of The Blind, Simmons Mattress Company and retired from Sealy Mattress Company as a seamstress in 2010.
Minnie passed away on December 5, 2020 at her home in Kansas City, Kansas.
Preceding her in death were her parents Dock and Josie Jordan, six brothers; Robert Jordan Sr., Lacy Jordan, M.C. Jordan, Bonnie Lewis, Ioway Jordan and Roy Miller; four sisters; Robelia Pounds, Azzie Givens, Mary Wyatt, and Callie Lee.
Minnie leaves to cherish her life and memory; her daughter, Juddie (Arnold) Jordan of Kansas City, Kansas; her son, Theodias Bias, Jr. of Wichita, Kansas; and her baby girl, Theona ( Elijah) James of Kansas City, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Camille (known only to Minnie as my Millypooh) Jordan, Dominique Jordan, Jasmine Jordan, Darrien James, E.J. James, Latreace James, Christian Halton, Tesa Bias, Elise Bias, twelve great grandchildren, Treyvon Griffin, Cameron Dyer, Aaliyah Smith, Alayna Smith, Joy Marie Benson, Braedyn James, Jakobe James, Michah James, Kearstin Jackson, Jeri’Mya Jefferson, Kyndall Bias, Justyce Halton; three sisters, Lillie (Paul) Dixon of Stockton, California; Josie (Andy) Washington of Valley Spring, California; Francis (Joe) Gibson of Reed, Arkansas; and one brother, Roosevelt (Willie Ann) Jordan of Oakland, California; two god children, LaTora Morgan; and Janet (Vern) Braswell whom Minnie considered more like a daughter; a special friend, Lee Brock; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended church and spiritual families as well as a host of close friends and loved ones.
A Mother’s Love
A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain;
It is made up of deep devotion, sacrifice and pain
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it, or take that love away.
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking…
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems…
It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation…
A many splendored miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of God’s,
Tender guiding Hand.
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