Elizabeth Grooms Jordan Obituary in Union Springs at Carter Funeral Home
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Elizabeth Grooms Jordan

03/25/1938 - 06/26/2022

Obituary For Elizabeth Grooms Jordan

Carter Funeral Home humbly and honorably announces the peaceful transition of Mrs. Elizabeth Grooms Jordan, (84) of Midway, Alabama.

Mrs. Jordan, transitioned into eternity during the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26, 2022, at her residence, while under the watchful care of her loving family.

The Commemoration of Life will begin with a public visitation, Friday, July 1,2022 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Carter Funeral Home.

The Farewell Celebration will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11:00 am from the sanctuary of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Midway, AL. Pastor James N. Robbins, Sr. of the Mt. Coney and Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Churches will deliver the eulogy.

Interment will follow all services in the Sandtown Cemetery, Midway, AL.

In accordance with recommended COVID-19 Protocols, all attendees are requested to utilize appropriate facial coverings, maintain social distancing, and minimize physical contact.

As dear loved ones and friends entered eternity, Elizabeth Grooms Jordan would lovingly acknowledge their passing with these words: “She took flight today,” always noting the day and time of their leaving. Now her time has come, and she too has taken flight into eternity. A woman of great faith, Elizabeth affirmed daily, “this is not our home. We didn’t come here to stay. We have a home on the other side and that is where I am going one of these days.” She has made it home.

Elizabeth, the youngest child of Nahomer (aka Bud) and Marie Grooms, was affectionately called Babysister by family and friends in her inner circle. She was born on March 25, 1938 in the Hayes Hill community in Midway, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents Harvey and Nettie Jay Albany, paternal grandparents Joe and Mary Alice (aka Babe) Grooms; her siblings: Joe Timothy, Lovie Lee, Mildred, Mary Frances, Nasrine, Ada, Henrietta, L.C., and a nephew who was like a younger brother to her, Nahomer (aka Ray) Grooms, Jr.

At the age of eight, Elizabeth confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior at Hayes Hill Baptist Church during their month-long summer revival that included a week of prayer meeting as well as a daily mid-day service and two weeks of night service. Elizabeth had been “seeking” the Lord but she was unsure of how she would know for certain that she had indeed been saved. Her mother, Marie, took her aside and quietly assured her, “don’t worry Baby. You’ll know. You’ll know.” “When I came through religion at Hayes Hill, I knew then and there I was saved and one day I would see Jesus,” Elizabeth affirmed continuously. “I have never doubted God loved me nor that I was saved. He was real to me then and He is real to me now.” Although Elizabeth “came through religion” at Hayes Hill Baptist, she was baptized at First Baptist Church where her maternal grandfather was a deacon.

In time, Elizabeth would raise her daughters, Shirley and Diann, in First Baptist Church and it is where she served faithfully until her health prevented her from attending. Even then she never ceased praying for the church even unto the end of her life. Reluctantly, she eventually became church secretary, a role she felt woefully unprepared to fill. Under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit and the encouragement of Mrs. Annie B. Hill, she agreed to serve God in whatever capacity He wanted. No task or responsibility was ever too small or menial for her to complete. She mopped floors just as quickly as she would direct the Sunday School. At one time or another, she served wholeheartedly as assistant superintendent of the Sunday School, secretary of the Missionary Board, president of the Deacon Wives Auxiliary and as church secretary for over twenty years. These roles were important, but Elizabeth loved serving God’s people by showing love to them through phone calls, cards, encouraging words and freely sharing whatever financial resources she had to help those in need. She never limited her care to members of First Baptist but to anyone who needed assistance. She was also a member of the Mount Pisgah Order of the Eastern Star.

Elizabeth was an avid reader all her life, sometimes reading two or three books a week, a love she got from her mother and passed on to her children. After her mother passed in 1997, she kept her mother’s legacy alive through quilting, gardening, landscaping, and even raising her own chickens for a time, generously sharing her eggs and all she raised from her garden with those in the community.

Celebrating her life are her beloved husband of 46 years, Willie James Jordan, her children: Shirley, Diann, Willie Jr. (Diane), and Charles (Jacqueline); grandchildren: Amber (Keno) King, Aaron Jordan, Danielle Jordan, Darnell Jordan, Destinie Elizabeth Keymiah Jordan; great- grandchildren: Kaiden King, Kai Jenae King and Blake Jordan; sister Annie Claire Miles; sister-in-law Esserlean Miles; a host of nieces and nephews she counted as her own children: Patricia, Robert (Rhonda), Yvonne, Terrence (Rachel), Linda, Donald, Phillip, Tracie (Larry), Curtis (Rosa), Karen, Jake Jr., Silva, and Catrina (Troy); an uncle, Billy Joe Davis, whom she dearly loved as a little brother, her adopted little sister and brother Sophie Lee Pitts and David Fielder; beloved cousins: Irene Thomas, Olivia Grooms Cooper, JoAnn Patton, Elizabeth Grooms, Johnny Sanders Davis and Delois Robbins and childhood friends: Maggie McCoy, Lela B. Pugh and Cora Streeter.

The family gratefully acknowledges so many who ministered to her needs including, Dr. Joel Bolen, Amedysis Hospice team, especially Kosher Peoples. We are also deeply grateful for the loving services of Debra Forrest.

Elizabeth’s favorite scripture was the twenty-third psalm and now she truly lives with her Shepherd forever. Rest on, daughter. You have been faithful and now you can receive your crown

The Staff of Carter Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with The Final Life Celebration Arrangements for the late Mrs. Elizabeth Grooms Jordan

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Services

1
Jul

Visitation 2 PM to 5 PM

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Carter Funeral Home
109 Holcombe Ave
Union Springs, AL 36089
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2
Jul

Interment

Sandtown Cemetery

Midway, Al 36053
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2
Jul

Farewell Celebration

11:00 AM
First Missionary Baptist Church
703 Old Troy Road
Midway, AL 36053
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The Sweetest Touch
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$79.95
Precious Heart Bouquet
$84.95
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