Jordan Daniel “Jordie” Pina, 29, of E. Wareham, died of his injuries sustained in an accident on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was the youngest son of Michael “Mikie” Pina, Sr. and Renita (Barboza) Pina.
Jordan was born in December 30, 1987 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was a mason by trade. He completed the 11th grade at Wareham High School, although most of his school life was in the Bourne School system.
Jordie was known for his smile. He would give anyone the shirt off his back, oftentimes his last. He was honest, hardworking, devoted and most of all loving to all that knew him. He was often known to remark on a woman’s shoes. His hat cocked to the side, his sunglasses, and his work boots. He loved sneakers. He wanted a family, a home, a cruise to Alaska. He didn’t like to drive. He could eat for sure, he and those crème horns, he and his Ma’s favorites. He loved to have someone scratch his back. He was never one to back down or afraid to speak his mind. He was wise beyond years. A protector with a heart of gold. Children loved the heck out of Jordie. Everyone is going to miss him… especially the love of his live, Heather King.
He loved fishing and hunting especially with this brother, Jared a/k/a, “Bull”. They killed many deer and caught many fish. To Michael, Jr., he was his “Baby brother” they enjoyed the passion of remote control cars, dirt bikes and four wheelers. Above all, for his only sister, Chantelle, “Tilly”, her best friend, right hand, and her protector. His running partner and he could always ask her to chase off some girl. She will forever feel his loss, as we all will. He was often told, “You’re Marcus right”. Even though Jordan had the “angel kiss patch of grey hair.” The bond between them, from loving to fighting, they had each other’s back. For many he will be forever Markie’s twin. He tried too hard to save Chelsea and King, dogs lost in his brother’s house fire.
What can a mother say about her son, Jordie, he was born so quietly. Late at night, on his Uncle Junior’s birthday a short time ago, only 29 years. I had a lullaby for him, I loved him from the start, I always will. No son is perfect, but he was to me. He is mine, always and forever. Never one to start a fight, he did give me some grey hairs. Having childhood surgeries, bumps, and scrapes. He really didn’t answer me back, he would simply say, “But Ma” and smile, like only Jordie could do. He loved my shoes.
What can a Father say about his son, Jordan, he was taught to be a hard worker, was always in the company of his “Dad”. They love to eat together, especially those dry chicken sandwiches, throw back some drink, after a hard day’s work. Dad is still waiting at the door, with his chair to see him walk in. They always went in search of each other. Never a day without each other. Dad always told him, “Jordie be safe, be careful”.
I could go on and on about our son, however, I want each and every one to reflect on this, please don’t remember how he died, only how JORDAN LIVED.
He is survived mother and father; his siblings, Jared and his wife Ann, Falmouth, Michael Pina, Jr. of Fall River; his only sister Chantelle Marie Pina-Miranda, Marcus Pina and his wife Rebecca, and Derrick Mendes and Michael Mendes both of NC; his paternal grandmother, Vivian Pina of W. Wareham; his maternal grandmother, Delores Barboza of W. Wareham; his lifelong love and companion, Heather King; and many nieces nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Please join us in celebrating his life. Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4 – 8 PM. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Center Cemetery, Tihonet Rd., Wareham at 10 AM.