We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Joseph R. Jones Funeral Home
Jordan Anthony Rahsaan Day, beloved son, brother, partner, and friend, passed away
suddenly on June 21, 2022. Jordan lived with vigor and passion. He loved his friends
and family deeply, and was met with an abundance of love in return.
Jordan was born March 3, 1994, to parents Emily Garrett Day and Rahsaan LeFlore.
Jordan’s parents reflect on his childhood, remembering him as a gentle and creative kid
who loved to skateboard and participated in sports like football at Washington Park, and
pick-up basketball after school at Promontory Point. Growing up in Chicago, he
attended Ray Elementary School and Kenwood Academy High School, where he met
people that would remain close friends with him throughout his life. Jordan received his
diploma from Innovations High School and after attending Dawson Technical Institute of
Kennedy-King College, received a Certificate in Concrete Masonry. Most recently he
worked in the construction trades and planned to pursue a career in this field.
Jordan’s childhood friends and others who knew Jordan best describe him as fiercely
loyal, kind, a jokester and a jack of all trades who could do whatever he put his mind to.
Jordan was born with the gift of gab. He loved to laugh and was a talented storyteller. In
true Chicago style his stories were punctuated with dramatic sound effects, vividly
reenacted conversations, and exaggerated gestures. Jordan could–and regularly
did–bring an entire room to bent-over, side-splitting laughter.
Aside from his humor, Jordan was also known for his reliability. Friends, family, and
neighbors knew they could always count on him to help with any favor no matter how
big or small– from sharing his home with friends in need of a place to stay, to being a
caretaker for family members facing health challenges, supervising home improvement
projects, offering his window washing expertise, helping with moves, or even just
carrying groceries. Jordan’s generous nature was the essence of who he was.
Jordan was happiest when spending time with the people he loved. He and his friends
enjoyed game nights, comedy shows, and sunny afternoons playing basketball at parks
along the lakefront. It is true that he was a prolific smack-talker but he backed it up with
raw skill on the court. His friends affectionately referred to him as, “the best hooper
who’s not a hooper.”
At a Halloween party in October 2017, Jordan reconnected with an old friend from high
school, Jordan McGinnity Boswell. As fate would have it, the pair grew closer over time
and after a few months of dating, Jordan2 (“Jordan squared”) became official. Over the
nearly 5 years since they met, they enjoyed many of life’s simplest pleasures: walking to
the lake near their home to play one-on-one basketball games, cooking fancy dinners
for each other, hosting friends and family for parties, traveling locally and internationally,
and just chilling on the couch with their beloved pets, Baya, Ghost, and Cardi. Jordan
and Jordan are soulmates. The strength and depth of their love will forever transcend
dimensions of space and time.
Jordan easily won people over with his warmth and humility. In his passing, we are
inspired to live life authentically, intentionally, and with love. Jordan Day was a truly
one-of-a-kind person, and the impact of his light will continue to be felt by all he
Jordan leaves behind his mother, Emily Day Garrett, father, Rahsaan LeFlore, brothers,
Jas’Wayne OShaye Day, Kenneth Price, and Steven Bremer; sisters, Akosha LeFlore,
Kalyn Lauderdale, and Sandra Day; grandmother, Carol Day; aunts, Veronica Campbell,
and Penni Day; his love and life partner, Jordan McGinnity Boswell; her family, Kelly
McGinnity, Stacy Boswell, and Lauren McGinnity Boswell; step-siblings, Shannon,
Donnell, Amber, and Brandon; god-siblings, Marcell, Keith, Chavez, and Tierra; the
LeFlore Family; the Jackson Family; the Campbell Family; as well as countless nieces,
nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, godparents, and dear friends. Jordan’s paternal
grandparents, Mike and Linda LeFlore, predeceased him.