Ms. Kathy Lynn Jordan
Funeral services for Kathy Lynn Jordan will be held Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherdd Ministries with Apostle Debra Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. Jordan, 59, of Meridian, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Kathy Lynn Jordan, lovingly known as Kay Jay, was born December 24, 1953 to Bobbye Nell (Burwell) Riley and Odell Clifton Jordan, Jr. She was the second eldest of seven children in the household of Bobbie and Joe Riley.
While it is difficult to embody all the Kathy exemplified, she is most often described as: a confidant, a mother-like figure, skilled caregiver, compassionate, loyal, and loving, a budding chef, faithful, steadfast, a friend and champion in her own right.
Kathy graduated from T. J. Harris and went on to earn her Associate Degree and as a result became a Registered Nurse. She later earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. As a RN she provided the highest level of nursing care as an employee of F. G. Riley Memorial Hospital for over 38 years. Kathy was applauded as the modern day Florence Nightingale. She demonstrated the greatest of compassion throughout her nursing career; whether she was attending to a terminally ill patient or mentoring an upcoming nurse, she performed her tasks with the utmost excellence and care. She was also known as one of the last remaining "white cap" nurses, which she proudly wore while performing her nursing duties..
In the early dawn of day on November 21, 2013, Kathy received her healing in rest. She was surrounded by her spiritual and professional family and held in the arms of her sister, Debra as she entered the presence of the Lord and traversed to live eternally in her heavenly home.
Kay Jay leaves to cherish her memories and to continue her legacy as a person of significance: her loving mother, Bobbye Nell (the late Joe Hayes Riley); her caring father, Odell (Katherine) Jordan, Sr.; siblings, Debra Ann (Sam) Brewer, Meridian, MS; Cassandra Gail (Robert) Loggins, Chesterfield, MO; Marty (Jennifer) Jordan, Meridian, MS; Monty (Julie) Jordan, Lincoln, NE; Bettye Jones, Meridian, MS; Jennifer Riley-Collins, Clinton, MS; Iva Jordan, Tonya Jordan, both of Las Vegas, NV; a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and cherished friends. She leaves a very special sister friend to keep her spirit alive, Ms. Jan Mardis.
Visitation will be Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Ministries. Ms. Jordan will be at the church one hour prior to service.