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Obituary for Sarah Preston Mitchell Jordan

December 17, 1925 - December 17, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92

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Sarah Preston Mitchell Jordan passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, on her 92nd birthday, surrounded by family, in San Antonio, TX. For eight years she fought a valiant and courageous battle against cancer. Sunday, she peacefully took God's hand and gave up the good fight. She was born on December 17, 1925 to DeWitt Talmadge Mitchell and Bessie Mae Pritchett Williams Mitchell in Lynchburg, VA. She was raised on her family's farm near Danville, VA, until they moved to town when she was in her early teens. She graduated from George Washington H.S. in Danville, VA, where she met Edward E. Jordan, Sr., the love of her life. Ed went off to the University of Alabama, but when WWII started, he joined the Army Air Corps. Ed and Sarah both exhibited the extraordinary character of the Greatest Generation, and while he went off to fight the war, she went to work for the Department of the Navy. Ed was shot down on September 12, 1944 while bombing Berlin, captured, and became a POW until the end of the war. On July 14, 1945 Ed and Sarah were married in Danville, VA and started a beautiful partnership that would last until he passed on April 30, 2007. Ed made a career of the U.S. Air Force, serving in S.A.C. Sarah and Ed had a wonderful exciting military life, living across our Great country from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami, FL. Ed retired as a Lt. Colonel and Ed and Sarah moved to San Antonio, TX. They both loved bridge and dancing, especially the Jitterbug. While they were in the military, she held down the fort while he flew off to protect our country, and they wouldn't have had it any other way. They were true American Patriots.

Sarah was the families' historian, and she had a talent and passion for genealogy research. She devoted her life to teaching her family their heritage and the family history so we would know where we came from, why we were the way we were, and preserve our history and heritage for future generations.

Sarah was an active member of many genealogical organizations over the years, including, but not limited to the following: Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Daughters of 1812, National Society Magna Charta Dames, Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, National Society Ladies of the Thistle, Colonial Dames of America, Plantagenet Society, The Plantagenet King's of England, and the National Society of Southern Dames of America.

Sarah Mitchell Jordan was preceded in death by her husband and her grandson, Tom Wyatt Jordan. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Jordan Mery and her daughter, Kellie Marie Mery, her son, Paul Karam Mery III, his wife, April and their daughter Madeleine Adele Mery, her son Jordan Mitchell Mery, his wife London and their daughter Ava Cosette Mery and their son, Jordan Axel Mery. Sarah is also survived by her son, Edward Earl Jordan, Jr. , his wife Janice Doud, his son, Stuart Ashley Jordan, his wife Lisa, his son, Trent Austin Jordan, his stepdaughter, Lisa Anne Hartig and his stepson, Brett Justin Hartig.

Sarah will lie in state on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017
9:30 AM
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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