Jean Jordan’s mission is so broad and varied, it is difficult to describe it fully. She spends time working with the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches and their various ministries. She is also a part of the Heritage Manor of Natchitoches Rehabilitation and Retirement Center’s volunteer group.
Jordan is well known in Natchitoches and is an active servant through her church. She has been an active member there for 26 years, and today you may still find her bagging or boxing food so she can deliver to the poor and elderly. She also works to find clothes and furnishings for families who do not have any. Jordan has served on many committees through the years and lead the way for community involvement by her church. She has taught Bible Study, led the girl’s Auxiliary mission organization, been active in the Women’s Missionary Union and faithfully attends worship and other special activities at church.
Jordan is also a part of the Eastern Star organization. During her 48-year membership, she has been the Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Louisiana – which is the highest office, a member of the Cancer Committee of the General Grand Chapter and a part of the Order of the Eastern Star International Organization. Her duties in the international organization entailed working with 12 states to raise money for cancer awareness, treatment and research. She has also been the chairman of two fundraisers annually. In addition, she has coordinated funerals, visited members and their families during illness and death, transported members to doctor’s appointments and made calls of comfort. Jordan has also supported the Masonic Children’s Home, Shriner’s Hospital, the Heart Fund, the Arthritis Foundation, the Knights Templar Eye Foundation and the Home for the Aged and Infirm through her volunteer service as an Eastern Star.
Jordan is also a Georgia Master 4-H Club Life Member and was a Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteer for three years. Her husband served 24 years as 4-H club Agent, and she assisted him as a 4-H leader during that time. She also worked with the Lov’n Care Mission for six years. She served as a food pantry monitor, dispensing food to needy families monthly; organized, stored and inventoried food from the food bank and community drives; and sponsored Senior Adopt Families for the past three years. Jordan also makes cakes and cookies for the Activity Department of Hospital Long Term Care Unit for the past 12 years as well as serving at patient activities and outings. She supports the Boys and Girls Club of Natchitoches to better educate the children in hopes of preventing crime, and she takes magazines and books to the hospital for the families of the patients.
Jordan was honored as Louisiana’s 2001 Mother of the Year for her dedication. They select winners based on a demonstration and promotion of good family values and morals.