Obituaries 10-19

Published: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 09:10 AM.

Johnnie Spivey Jordan

Johnnie Spivey Jordan, 88, passed away peacefully Oct. 17, 2012. She departed this life serenely surrounded by the arms and prayers of her family and loved ones.

Johnnie was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Freeport, Fla., to James Brady and Betty Gertrude Spivey, becoming the 14th child of an eventual 20. Brady was a circuit riding Methodist minister and Johnnie spent the early years of her life traveling with her family throughout Alabama and Northwest Florida.

On Aug. 12, 1944, she married Carlton Jordan of the United States Navy. Shortly after, they moved to Crestview, Fla., making a permanent residence on Old Bethel Road where they raised their three children, David, Larry, and Martha. She resided there until her death.

She is survived by her son, Larry Jordan and wife, Jeannie; daughter, Martee Jordan Miley; grandchildren, Carla Jordan Sodek, Stephen Jordan, Rachael Jordan Quinn, April Roper Krumnow, and Heath Roper; sisters, Pauline Spivey Jordan, Jean Spivey Philpott, Melba Spivey Kadenhead; brothers, Ben Spivey and John Wesley Spivey; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Carlton; son, David, and 14 siblings.

Family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Joy Fellowship, 5978 Old Bethel Road in Crestview, with services following at 2 p.m.
Burial will be held directly after at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery, Crestview.

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