We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc.
It is with heartfelt condolences that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. and members of the Smith and Jordan Family share the news of the passing of Mrs. Emma Smith Jordan. Mrs. Jordan transitioned on Monday evening, April 11, 2022 in a Florence hospital.
Funeral service is 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 16, 2022 in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Interment will follow. Please adhere to social distancing and mask wearing for this service.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to the know the difference.”
Mrs. Emma Ann Smith Jordan was born to the late Wille Smith and Lillie Mae Joint Smith on January 10, 1953 in Darlington, SC. She peacefully entered her eternal resting place surrounded by family at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC on Monday, April 11, 2022.
She received her formal education in the Darlington County Public Schools and graduated from Rosenwald High School, Class of 1973.
Emma confessed Christ at an early age and held to her faith until her eternal rest. She joined and was baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington, SC. For several years, she was a Dietician Supervisor at the Carriage House of Darlington, SC. She was gainfully employed by Cleaning World USA until her health began to fail.
She was united in holy matrimony for 43 years to the love of her life, Kenneth J. Jordan. This union was blessed with two sons.
Emma enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and taking care of others. She always opened her doors to the kids in the neighborhood. She never met a stranger and was a die-hard Dallas Cowboy’s fan. She always enjoyed the holidays and Christmas was her favorite.
Those left to cherish her precious memories are: her loving husband, Kenneth Jordan of the home; two sons: Lamont (Kimberly) Smith and Kendrick Jordan both of Darlington, SC; a grandson, Tyriq Smith of Darlington, SC; a step-daughter: Keisha Sellers and step-grandson: Braylan White both of Atlanta, GA; four children reared as her own: Kelvin Stuckey, Breyonna Caldwell, Damari Roary and Payton Roary; six sisters: Patricia S. Mills, Nancy (Willie) Tedder, Sadie (Michael) Kinley, Amelia (Jimmy) Smith, Carol Larts all of Darlington, SC and Geraldine Jones of Winston Salem, NC; four brothers: Melvin (Mittie Rea) Joint, Willie (Gloria) Smith, Randy Smith and Leroy (Evelyn) Samuel; six sisters-in-law: Joanne (Ronnie) Benson, Patricia J. Parrott, Nita (Roger) Jackson all of Darlington, SC, Eunice (Danny) Ford of Sumter, SC, Judith (Robert) Dorrah of Elgin, SC, Bonneva (Terrance) Ezekiel of Florence, SC and Seresa Smith; four brothers-in-law: Charles Jordan of Columbia, SC, Rodney Jordan of Sumter, SC, Anthony (Celeste) Jordan of Lithonia, GA and Marvin (Gina) Jordan of Greensboro, NC; two aunts: Betty Warren of Winston-Salem, NC and Virginia Joint of Philadelphia, PA; an uncle, Roosevelt (Dorothy) Joint of Philadelphia, PA; devoted niece and caretaker, Whitney Smith who was with her until the end; two special and devoted friends: Evelyn Gee and Linda Stuckey; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends who regrets her passing.
She was preceded in death by: her father, mother: Willie and Lillie Mae Smith, a brother: Charles Smith, and a niece, ShaNiyah Roary.
Please keep relatives and friends of Mrs. Emma Smith Jordan in your thoughts and prayers.
Visitation held at the residence, 2195 Greenfield Road, Darlington.