Mrs. Jessie Mae Caulder Jordan, age 101, entered into rest on July 27, 2020. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery by Pastor Eddie Brock and Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.
Mrs. Jordan was born November 17, 1918 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Walter Lee and Lelia Quick Caulder. A faithful member of First Southern Methodist Church, Mrs. Jordan served as the church pianist, then organist for over 40 years. She was a member and former teacher of the Women’s Sunday school class, former youth director, member of the Women’s Missionary Society, and was the recipient of the church’s Mother of the Year Award in 1987.
Mrs. Jordan worked in the early 1950’s as the cook & dietician at the Stafford School. She later worked at the Mill Outlet Store, and was the former owner and operator of Teal’s Mill Grocery. Jessie Mae was an accomplished seamstress who was always doing for others. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, working in her flowers, and dancing. She also enjoyed her membership with the Homemaker’s Club and the Clemson Extension. Mrs. Jordan was the epitome of a family matriarch, and her legacy will never be forgotten.
In addition to her parents, Jessie Mae was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Jordan; brothers, Everette, Hadley, and William Caulder; sister, Rena Caulder; son-in-law, Silas “Bubba” Jones; daughter-in-law, Carolyn P. Jordan; and granddaughter, Kimberly Denise Cambrey.
Survivors include her sons, Bobby R. Jordan of Murrells Inlet, SC, Tommy (Dot) Jordan of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Sue J. Jones, and Rhonda (Pastor Eddie) Brock both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Bobby (April) Jordan, Jr., Tammy (Ken) Smith, Monica (Shane) Tucker, Sheila (Billy) Amick, Melissa (Richie) Bost, Douglas Jones, Jason (Melissa) Jordan, Jordan Brock, and Jacob (Cortney) Brock; 13 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; and generations of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Cir #100, Columbia, SC 29210; the Alzheimer’s Association, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Ste L, Anderson, SC 29621; or to a charity of one’s choice.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Jordan family.