Jo Jordan

Jo Mann Jordan, 77, of Brunswick, and formerly of Jesup, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

The Tifton native had lived in Wayne County most of her life and recently moved to Brunswick to be near her daughter. Mrs. Jordan was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick, and a former member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Jesup, where she played the organ for many years. Jo, also known as “Mother Nature” and “Mama Jo,” was a wonderful biology teacher at Wayne County High School. Her lifelong love for the Earth and its inhabitants was shared with many students and friends. Her love for art, music and needle crafting were favorite pastimes. She is predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Ed Jordan; and a favorite aunt and uncle, Effie and J.B. Helms.

Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Dade Brantley of Brunswick, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Carolyn Jordan of Augusta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Maggie and Noah Brantley and Benjamin and Hugh Jordan; and a sister-cousin, Ann Hamilton of Arabi.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick with Father Alan Akridge officiating. Interment will be in the chapel columbarium.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Honey Creek (Georgia Episcopal Retreat Center) at Honey Creek, 299 Episcopal Conference Road, Waverly, GA 31565, or

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of the arrangements.

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