Javon Jamal Gordon
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Javon Jamal Gordon, 23, of Boyds, MD, passed away on April 13, 2021.
Born on November 7, 1997 in Maryland, he was the loving son to Ivory Malethia Gordon and step-father, Michael Short.
Along with his parents, Javon is survived by his five siblings; Shahiem Johnson, Michael Short Jr, Eva Short, Mariah Short, Alaya Short, and preceded in death by his sister Malaya Short, his grandparents; Malethia and John Marconi, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Javon always had an outrageous amount of love for his family, and most importantly his Mother, Ivory Gordon. He always stuck close to her, and was willing to do anything in the world to make her happy. Ivory Gordon raised Javon to be the best man he could be. Due to his strong will, faith and family always at his side he graduated Clarksburg High School in 2016. Javon dreamed of playing football in college, and had made his dream come true. Javon started playing football at a young age always dreaming of being player for his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. He has won multiple championships. Javon worked to improve himself mentally and physically every day. Javon played football throughout his whole life working hard to play on a college level. Javon continued his education at Virginia University of Lynchburg, and then at Montgomery College. Javon obtained employment as a security guard at the Clarksburg Outlets and also worked for FedEx. Javon showed extraordinary work ethics at both jobs. No matter the circumstances he never stopped smiling and supporting his family in any way he could.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 AM – Noon at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. A private family funeral service will be held with his final resting place at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.
Pallbearers: Shahiem Johnson, Michael Short Jr., Isaiah Short, Diego Orrego, Seon Chreky, Dalante Simmons
Honorable Pallbearers Mentions: Henry "Hendo" Graham, Isaiah Graham, Lil Gary Briscoe, Tyrique Johnson
Ona May McGovern
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Ona May McGovern passed away at Sunrise Assisted Living in Frederick, MD on April 20, 2021.
She was the daughter of the late Orla (nee Clevenger) and Henry Sharp.
Ona was born April 2, 1923 and grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
She graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1941 and joined the Navy where she met John Patrick McGovern. They married in 1945. She had six children and is survived by five: John Henry, Mary Ann, James Patrick, Kathleen Mary, and Thomas Joseph. A son, Timothy Michael died in 2006. She has 8 grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren.
Ona and John raised their children in Kansas City, MO and Langley Park, MD. After John's retirement in 1977, they moved to Simi Valley, California. They were active in St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and donated regularly to help build the new church. Ona had a group of Simi friends with whom she met regularly at the local McDonald's. She lived a happy and peaceful life in Simi Valley and remembered it fondly after moving into Sunrise Assisted Living, Frederick, MD.
The family will be holding a private service here in Maryland and then she will be flown out to California where her final resting place will be at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley, California. Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements in California.