For those who want to memorialize Jordan, services were planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Jordan's hometown. Services were also planned for Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville.
The new mayor, John Cox, told News Mississippi that Jordan had only nine months to get some positive changes underway.
"His vision for Greenville is something I will try to carry forward," he said. "His vision he called his five point plan, which was crime issues, education, jobs, infrastructure and beautification."
Cox was a fraternity brother of Jordan's; both attended Mississippi State.
"When you talk about legacy you talk about someone's entire life and his life reflects a person who loved people, who love his community and volunteering for so many things. He was president of just about every organization he was ever affiliated with."
Jordan began work at Miss. Chemical Corp. in Yazoo, moving to Delta National Bank. He ended up in the banking business in Greenville. In all, Jordan served the industry for 42 years before being elected mayor in April 2011. He is credited for several ideas that brought economic attention to the city.