Beth Taylor Jordan

Published 10:35am Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Beth Taylor Jordan, age 68, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 23, 2013.  She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Dr. Joe Jordan and by daughters, Brooke Jordan Stuart and Maggie Jordan Chesser. Beth, “Mam” had 4 amazing “grands,” as she called them, Eliza Taylor Stuart, Brown Jones Chesser, James Gould Stuart, and Stella Sue Chesser.

Beth is survived by two nephews; Jesse E. Leverette Jr., and his wife Becky, and Clayton Taylor Smith and his wife Juanita. Aunt Beth was loved by many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

She was a teacher for many years at Benjamin Russell High School and The Area Vocational Center. Her students were an important part of her life. She cherished helping them in school and staying in contact with them after graduation.

She was an active member of The First Presbyterian Church. Beth will be remembered fondly as a choir member, worship service pianist, director of the hand chime choir, Sunday school teacher, and past director of the Children’s choir.

Beth took great pride in Alexander City. She was involved in many service and social organizations. She was the first president and a founding member of the Alexander City Junior Service League. She was most recently an officer in the Alexander City Education Foundation.

Beth lived in many communities both before and after her marriage to Joe. She had an innate ability to not only keep in touch with friends from all over the country but also make them feel special and loved. This was one of her greatest gifts.

Visitation for Beth will be at The First Presbyterian Church in Alexander City on Wednesday, March 27, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, with a memorial service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to the “organ fund” of The First Presbyterian Church.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.