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“Mary Jenkins Jordan, a great beacon of light that shone the brightest for her husband, John Miles Jordan. Mary was a unique lady who personified all...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Brice Howard Moseley - SC

“My family is deeply sadden for your family. Mary and Johnny meant the world to us. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you all are going...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Rebecca Sweigart (Yoder) - PA

“Kelly and I are so shocked and filled with incredible sadness at the loss of Mary so suddenly after Johnny. We cant even begin to imagine your grief...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Molony - Sullivans island, SC

“My heart is sad for your family. You will be missed by so many. It was always so comforting to see you and Johnny at Church, both of you always...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Glenda LAZICKI - HANAHAN, SC

“This is sad news for the family and many friends of John and Mary. Both served the community so well. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“Charlie and I send our deepest condolences to all the family. Losing two such wonderful people in such a short time must be incredibly difficult. ...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jan Pesavento - Folly Beach, SC

“Johnny and Mary, Mary and Johnny always together. It seems only natural for Mary to follow Johnny on his final journey. My condolence to their...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Betty Rosen - Charleston, SC


Mary Jenkins Jordan, 76, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 5, 2018 and now joins her beloved husband Johnny in heaven. She was born in Charleston, S.C. on May 5, 1942 to the late Elizabeth Sams Jenkins and Archibald Seabrook Jenkins, Sr. She graduated from Charleston High School in 1960 where she was elected the first female student body president in the school's history. She then went on to attend MUSC College of Nursing and graduated in 1963.

Mary and Johnny met at a high school dance when they were 15 and began a love story that lasted sixty-one years. They were married on June 9, 1962 and were inseparable. Mary cherished her role as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid and lifelong sports fan. It started at a young age watching her 3 adored brothers play little league, then her children, grandchildren, and most importantly, the USC Gamecocks. She and Johnny were devoted parishioners at The Church of Holy Communion, and she volunteered many hours there from the flower guild to working with Meals on Wheels for over 10 years.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Julie Ostrover (Doug); son, John Miles Jordan III (Deanna); six grandchildren: Reynolds Ostrover, Caroline Ostrover, Olivia Ostrover, Clayton Ostrover, John M. Jordan IV and William P. Jordan; brother, Laurence Jenkins (Marilyn); sister-in-law, Frances Hancock and brother-in-law, William H. Jordan (Jane). She was predeceased by a week by her husband John Miles Jordan, Jr., and her brothers: Archibald Seabrook Jenkins, Jr. and William Reynolds Jenkins.

A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Second Wind Lung Transplant Association, www.2ndwind.org.