Fay Ban Jordan, 94, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Phoenix. Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at Zion Baptist Church. Interment followed at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
Fay Ban Bartee Jordan was born to Rufus and Eva Cameron Bartee of Clark County, Miss., on Jan. 11, 1917. Mrs. Jordan was educated in Clark County. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and the Eastern Star Golden Gate Chapter No. 6.
Mrs. Jordan moved to McNary with her family in 1943, where she worked for Santa Fe Railroad, Southwest Forest Industries and McNary General Hospital, and attended Blooming Grove Baptist Church.
She moved to Winslow in the late fifties, where she met and married Reverend Elijah Jordan in 1968. She attended Zion Baptist Church, where she served as mission president. She was also a member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Holbrook.
Mrs. Jordan and her husband were active in the community, becoming foster parents to many children over the years. She lived in Winslow until the passing of her husband in 1985, after which she moved to Phoenix, where she lived until her passing.
She leaves behind two children, Wyte Young Sr. (Rosa) and Mary Hadnot (W.L.) of Winslow; 13 foster children; 12 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Pamela White and Carolyn Wilson (Joe) of New Orleans, La.; one nephew, Sampson Donald (Ollie) of Quitman, Miss.; and a host of other relatives and friends to cherish her memories.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; nine siblings; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of arrangements.