Lester Joseph Jordan

February 13, 1927 ~ June 9, 2017


Funeral services for Mr. Lester Joseph Jordan, 90, of Thornwell, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Arthur with Father Roland Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Thornwell Cemetery.

Visitation will begin Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church until service time.

Mr. Jordan passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 surrounded by his family.

He was born on February 13, 1927 in Frey, LA to Simon Baptiste Jordan and Alzina Guillory Jordan. He moved here in 1967 from Iota. Mr. Jordan was a farmer and a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Leola Mary Guillory Jordan of Thornwell; three daughters, Patricia DeVille and Juanita January of Lake Charles, and Ella (Eddie)Higginbotham of Jennings; two sons, George (Mary Mae)Guillory of Iota and Stanford (Mernia) Jordan of Jennings;  fifteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; one great great grandson and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Dalton Donald Jordan and Hilton Joseph Jordan; seven brothers, six sisters; a grandson, Herbert LaMont Jordan and three sons-in-law, Larry January, Alfred DeVille and Joe January.



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  1. My deepest sympathy and condolence goes out to my family on the passing of Uncle Lester. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Uncle Lester will truly be missed.

  2. Mr. Lester Jordan is a man I held in high regard. He accepted me as a member of the Family and I was proud to shake his hand and know him. Condolences and I'm praying with and for you.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Lester was like an uncle to us. Always kind and soft spoken. The Orebo's (Horace and Lula Mae's) children

  4. So sorry for your loss. The Bible says when they are absent from us they are in the presence of the Lord. I hope that gives some sort of comfort as it does me in these times. I never had the pleasure to meet him. But they always say if you want to know about someone look at their children. I'm friends with Stanford and I have talked to his daughters and I can say he must have been a great man. I know he will be sorely missed

  5. Ms. Mary, Patricia, Juanita, Stanford & Ella Mae My deepest condolences over the loss of your father. He always had a smile on his face when he visited Iota & met the people he knew. Stanford- you look so much like your father in his picture. May he REST IN PEACE. I extend my condolences also to Mary Mae & George in Iota, sending prayers your way,also

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