Samantha Jordan

September 3, 1925 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 95)


Samantha Patterson Jordan, 95, of Evans, Georgia, entered heaven on Saturday

evening September 12, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Panama

City, Florida, September 3, 1925.  She was proceeded in death by her mother

Ilona Whittle Patterson, her father William Alto Patterson and husband of 33 years,

George Jordan.  She is survived by her children: Judy Miller of Hudson, FL, Gary

(Donna) Jordan of Tignal, GA, Beverly (Paul) Funderburk of Starke, FL, and Mark

(Teresa) Jordan of Evans, GA.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kyle

(Micah) Patterson of Louisville, KY, Jeff Miller of Hudson, FL, Shana (Thomas)

Munro of Evans, GA, Matt (Joyce) Jordan of San Diego, CA, Daniel (Melissa) Jordan

of Evans, GA, Jill and Jodi Kirby of Starke, FL.  She was blessed with eleven great

grandchildren: Kailyn, Jordan, and Avery Patterson of Louisville, KY, Cole and

Shane Jordan of San Diego, CA, Caleigh and Camden Munro of Evans, GA, Anna

Grace, Luke, and Olivia Jordan of Evans, GA, and McKenna Miller of Hudson, FL.

She shared her faith in God and the importance of church with her children. She

was a loving and devoted mother, an excellent cook, housekeeper, and

seamstress. At times, she worked outside the home in clerical and retail positions

for which she was well suited since she never met a stranger. God blessed her

with a special gift in music. Having taken only one year of piano lessons as a

young girl, she continued to play hymns the rest of her life even after developing

dementia. She had a great sense of humor and a quick wit, evident until her last



Memorial services for Mrs. Jordan will be conducted Saturday, September 19,

2020, at 3:00 P.M. at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Lake City, FL, with Dr.

Mike Tatem officiating.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law. The

family will receive friends from 2:30-3:00 P.M. (30 minutes prior to the services) at

the funeral home.  Attendees are encouraged to follow state and CDC guidelines

regarding masks. Family and friends unable to attend the service may view the

service via live stream by going to the Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home

Facebook page.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkview Baptist

Church, 268 NW Lake Jeffery Road, Lake City, FL 32055.  

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September 19, 2020

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Gateway - Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service
September 19, 2020

3:00 PM
Gateway - Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel

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