Catherine Todd  Jordan
Catherine Todd Jordan

July 30, 1920 - December 31, 2018
Born in Ware County, Georgia
Resided in Lakeland, Florida
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Catherine Lavinia Todd Jordan, 98, died Monday night (December 31, 2018) at Highlands Lake Center of Lakeland, FL following an extended illness.

She was born in Ware County and had lived much of her life in Ware County, Georgia. She also resided in the Bronx, New York, and several cities in Florida: Crescent City, Callahan, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville, Clearwater, and Lakeland. She was the wife of the late Early Jordan and daughter of the late Joseph Marion Todd and Beulah Catherine Prescott Todd. She was also preceded in death by an adult daughter, Catherine Diann Van Deusen, an adult son, Robert Lyn McClellan, and her young daughter, Betty Joyce McClellan; three brothers: James Mallard Smith, Carl Clifford Smith, and Audrey Todd; and a granddaughter, Linda McClellan Bullock.

She was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a former nurse’s aide at the Ware County Hospital and also in the office of doctors Michew and Collins. Mrs. Jordan worked many jobs to help provide for the needs of her family over her lifetime and at one time owned her own business, a fruit and souvenir stand on US Highway 1. Catherine will be remembered for her vibrant smile, her twinkling eyes, her warm hugs, her genuine faith, her sweet spirit, her words of encouragement, and her nurturing nature. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and caregivers.

Survivors include her firstborn son, Johnny Edward McClellan of Orlando, FL, and six grandchildren: Johnny McClellan, Jr., Alex McClellan, Michael McClellan, Rob McClellan, Julie Van Deusen, and April Pannone. Mrs. Jordan is also survived by eleven great grandchildren: Lynda Michelle McClellan, Megan McClellan, Joshua McClellan, Sean McClellan, Christina McClellan, Heather Bullock, Lindsey Bullock, Zachary Pannone, Annalise Pannone, Caleb Pannone, and Grace Pannone. Catherine is survived by eight great great grandchildren: Malachi McClellan, Lylah McClellan, Nova McClellan, Kadon Whitfield, Kaylee Garlic, Brooke Miller, Amorie Bullock, and Aiden Bullock. Mrs. Jordan is also survived by her sister, Ellen Todd Clark of Clark’s Summit, PA.

A graveside service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Rome Cemetery near Dixie Union. The family will receive friends starting at 3:30 PM Saturday at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice organization that brought Mrs. Jordan great comfort in the final days of her life. Checks can be mailed to Good Shepherd Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Suite 300 West, Temple Terrace, FL 33637.

Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Rome Cemetery
Twyman Smith Rd.
Dixie Union, GA US 31503
Saturday, January 5, 2019
3:30 PM
Rome Cemetery
Twyman Smith Rd.
Dixie Union, GA US 31503
Saturday, January 5, 2019
4:00 PM