Laura Mangum JordanMarch 18, 1921 ~ November 26, 2017 (age 96)
Mrs. Laura Mangum Jordan, age 96, entered into rest on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Friday, December 1, 2017 at St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Bruce Adams and Phillip Caulder, Jr. The family will host a reception and greet friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Following the reception, a brief committal service will be held in the Chesterfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Jordan was born March 18, 1921 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Inglis Parks and Ella Funderburk Mangum. She was the Valedictorian of her graduating class at Chesterfield High School and a graduate of Winthrop College. Mrs. Jordan was a dedicated member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and spending time at the beach.
In addition to her parents, Laura was also preceded in death by her husband, James Elmer Jordan; son, Dennis Wylie Jordan; sisters, Sara Mangum Redfearn, Alma Arant Graham, Atha Ingram, Mary Inglis Smith; and brothers, Thomas Gibson Mangum, Inglis Parks Mangum, and Benjamin Welsh Mangum.
She leaves behind her daughter, Gail Eileen Jordan of Columbia, SC and Isle of Palms, SC; beloved grandson, Dennis Wylie Jordan, Jr. and his wife, Laura Faulders Jordan, and their young daughter, Elizabeth McRae Jordan all of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, and was especially close to Billy and Betty Redfearn, Peggy Redfearn, Melinda Rivers Jordan Ford, Tommy Ford, and Thomas Ford, Jr. all of Charleston, SC; and her 4-legged grand dogs, “Daisy” and “Cricket”. She also had a special bond with her primary caregiver and “pretend” daughter, Janice Wilson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Jordan family