- February 1953
|On February 11, 1953, Mrs. W. H. Jordan was called home.
At mid-year 1917, Mrs. Jordan, came to the Louisiana Conference with her husband from the St. Louis Conference, where they had served a number of years. Upon coming to Louisiana they were stationed at the Arcadia charge where they remained until the conference in the fall of 1920.
Mrs. Jordan was such a lovely character, exemplifying the Christian qualities of concern and love for people, understanding their needs and unselfishly giving herself In service and in leading the way in many fields of activity, that their ministry was of unusually high quality. Both she and her husband knew so well how to ingratiate themselves into the lives of their people, that love for them was determined, not by the limits of their congregation but by the contacts they made among people of all faiths.
After leaving Arcadia they served well a number of other places in the conference until 1929 when Brother Jordan passed away while serving the First Methodist Church in Crowley.
Since the passing of her husband, Mrs. Jordan was among the beloved parsonage widows of our conference. Her Christian counsel and words of wisdom were always sought by her friends who felt the steadying hand of a loyal friend. This, together with the other excellent qualities of her life contributed immeasurably to the success of their ministry.
Mrs. Jordan passed to her reward while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Wiggs of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Besides Mrs. Wiggs she left another daughter, Mrs. Ottice Swanson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Eternity alone can measure the great good this Christian wife, mother and wise counselor has done. Though she no longer walks with us, she lives on in the memories of her many friends and loved ones to bless and encourage them.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 164, 1953 by Hubert A. Gibbs.|