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Mary was such a sweet lady. I worked with her for many years at First Coast Community Bank and saw her at church. She was always a joy to be around. Prayers for the family for comfort and peace.
Mary was a wonderful friend to many! Her sense of humor was well known. She was a kind person to so many.
I was fortunate to work with Mary on many community projects and also as members of the Rotary Club. She was simply a lovely human being. She is missed.
Fond memories of a beloved lady. Mary was adored by her grandchildren and was a great influence. And a good cook. She will be missed.
Mary Ethel (Thweatt) Jordan
Mary Ethel (Thweatt) Jordan of Fernandina Beach, FL entered into rest on January 6, 2023, at the Community Hospice Center in Fernandina Beach, FL, following an extended illness.
Mary was born in Atlanta, GA on April 3, 1943, to the late Ruth (Johnson) and William Thweatt and spent her formative years in Fernandina Beach, FL where she enjoyed horseback riding and her life in the country. She later returned to Georgia where she attended Richmond Academy High School in Augusta, GA and pursued a college education at the Augusta University.
Mary returned to Fernandina Beach, FL in 1977 where she was a member of many charitable organizations, served on numerous boards and participated in multiple clubs throughout the years. She was a proud member of the Rotary Club, being one of the first two women to ever be inducted into the Fernandina Beach chapter. She was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and worked with the Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County. Mary retired as the Vice-President of First Coast Community Bank after 20 plus years of working a fulfilling and successful career that she loved. She spent much of her time volunteering and helping those around her. Mary was passionate about her community, preserving and enjoying nature as well as helping animals. She was multi-talented in many subjects, namely art and sewing. Mary enjoyed reading, cooking, being outdoors and near the water, going to the beach as often as possible and traveling to new places with her companion of many years, Charles.
Mary will always be remembered as a beautiful, funny, intelligent, loving, and supportive mother, grandmother, cousin, sister, aunt, companion, and friend to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Jordan; her sister, Wilhelmina Johnson; her brother, Bill Thweatt; her brother, John Thweatt; her sister-in-law, Rhonda Thweatt and her longtime companion who she adored, Charles Henry Shelton.
She is survived by her son, Charles Alfred Jordan; her sister-in-law, Mary Allen Thweatt; her brother-in-law, Paul Johnson; her cousin and best friend, Carol Cason; her grandchildren, Jeanine Jordan (Harrison Forstrom), Camille Jordan, Sophia Jordan, and Ian Jordan; her great grandchildren, Patrick North, Hazel Jones, Wyatt Jones, and Arthur Forstrom; as well as by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends who loved and cherished her.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fernandina Beach, FL. A visitation will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. before the funeral service at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Mary will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery beside her sister, Wilhelmina.
If so desired, memorials may be made to:
Nassau County Humane Society, the Nature Conservancy, or the World Wildlife Fund; all organizations Mary was fond of and supported for many years.