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08/09/2017 09:06 PM
Jimmie Lee Jorden, Sr. better known as "Jim", of Ona, FL, peacefully
departed this earthly life on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his home.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. at
College Hill Church of God in Christ, 6414 N. 30th Street,
Superintendant Charles Davis, Pastor, Elder Donald F. Jorden, Sr.
Presiding officer and Reverend Frank Bafford, Pastor of Tampa For Christ
Church, Eulogist. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park
Mr. Jimmie Lee Jorden, Sr. was born in Coila, Mississippi to Lou Emma
Jorden and James Griffin and was educated in the public schools of
Mississippi. Jim married the love of his life, Katie Lou Woodley and to
that union nine children were born.
In 1957, Jim relocated his family from Greenwood, Mississippi to
Riverview, Florida seeking a better life. He not only took his family,
but there were 10 other family members traveling with him and Kate, all
in one vehicle. Determined to provide a better life for his family, he
started as farm hand on Elsberry farm and worked his way to becoming the
first of all the farm hands to start his own business as a Migrant Labor
He was preceded in death by: his mother, Lou Emma Jorden Stokes; three
children, Casey Jorden, Roy Lee Jorden and Cheri Jorden; and his
sisters, Mae Emma Thompson, Rosie Davis, Annie Rea Holman and Geraldine
Loving and lasting memories are cherished by: his wife, Katie Lou; four
sons, Jimmie Lee Jorden, Jr. of Wauchula FL, Willie C. Jorden (Wanda) of
Lucama NC, Eddie Lewis Jorden (Sonji) of Riverview, FL and Henry
(Dorothy) of Wimauma, FL; one daughter, Macy Caldwell (Mack) of Wimauma,
FL; two brothers, James Stokes (Addie) of Tampa, FL and John Stokes of
Fort Pierce, FL; he loved and cherished his 15 grandchildren, Daphne
Jones, Jatobia Jorden, Lawonda Jorden, Damien Jorden, Latasha McCoy,
Antwan Jorden, Corey Jorden, Kevin Jorden, Shakirah Jorden, Lakristian
Darden, Ladonya Sweet, Latoya Jorden, Micha Caldwell, Rick Anthony
Jorden and Amara L Jorden; a great host of great grandchildren, nieces,
nephews relative and friends.
The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, August 11 at Ray Williams
Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.
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