Helen Gibbs Storey Jordan

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Helen Gibbs Storey Jordan passed away at her home in Mansfield on October 29, 2013, at the age of 93 of natural causes due to the advancement of old age. A service to celebrate Helen’s life was held at the Christ Memorial Episcopal Church on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Interment was at Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. Helen was born on January 17, 1920 in Mansfield, the daughter of Hardee Emerson Storey and Mary Lillian Pegues Storey. She was preceded in death by her brother Hardee Emerson Storey III and her husband Orson Hughes Jordan. She is survived by nephew William Hardee Storey and his wife Mary Elise Storey and her three great nieces Nicolle Elise Storey, Megan Michelle Storey and Brittany Noelle Storey. Helen was a veteran of World War II serving in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 and attained the rank of LT (JG). She served in numerous bases throughout the Unites States and completed her service at New Orleans. With the exception of her military service and one year attending Centenary College in Shreveport she lived all her life in the Mansfield area. She worked for DeSoto Parish Superior Court for over thirty years and retired as the Deputy Chief of Court. She was a gracious Southern lady, loved and respected by all. She is now with her parents and beloved brother and the many friends who preceded her. A very special thanks is extended to Judson and Hilda Rives who over saw her care during her last years which enabled her to live her to live out her life at home. Also, thanks to her caregivers Katie Byrd, Rebecca Youngblood and Diane Crawford. And also to Bernice Claiborne for her many years of service to Helen. Also our grateful appreciation to Superior Hospice and their very special nurses for the comforting medical attention that eased her way to eternal life. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donation to the Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Mansfield, where she was a life long member.
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