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Ava Myrick Jordan
Ava Myrick Jordan was born in Eatonton, GA to the late Ben Myrick, Sr. & Ellen Millines-Myrick on June 18, 1921. She earned her wings on January 22, 2021 in Lithonia, GA.
Ava had a typical, but busy childhood; having learned to cook at age 8, she was often responsible for having dinner ready for her father when he returned home from working the fields. She attended some schooling up through high school before adult life fully took over her education. At around age 18, Ava met K.C. Jordan. The two fell deeply in love and were married on March 24, 1940. Their union resulted in thirteen beautiful children, and the birth of the first signaled the beginning of Ava’s most important career—that of a mother, housewife, and homemaker. Ava didn’t hold an outside job until most of her children were older, at which point she worked at the Truck Stop restaurant and, later, at Eatonton Manufactory up until her 50’s. On January 23, 1979, her husband K.C. passed at the age of 59.
In addition to being a dedicated mother and wife, Ava was also a faithful and devoted member of the Mt. Calvary Primitive Baptist Church until her death. An active member within her church and the Primitive Baptist Church Association community as a whole, Ava regularly attended union meetings, and even traveled to nearby states as a delegate of her congregation to Association conventions. She took fierce pride in religiously participating in the thrice-annual foot washing services held in March, May, and December; to Ava, this act of humility and devotion symbolized Christ’s humble and selfless devotion to His disciples, and the cherished spiritual experience served as a kind of revival and a reaffirmation of Ava’s beliefs. It was also a way for her to emulate Christ’s humility, and she took part for as long as she was able.
Most of Ava’s hobbies and favorite activities tied in with her roles of Outstanding Mother and Homemaker Extraordinaire; she loved sewing, gardening, cooking, and also baking. During her downtime she had a ball laughing and spending precious quality time with her family at gatherings, one of the highlights of her life. Last but not least, she also enjoyed traveling.
Ava is preceded in death by her husband, K.C. Jordan; parents, Ben Myrick, Sr. and Ellen Millines Myrick; 5 siblings, Willie Myrick, Lula Pounds, Ben Myrick, Jr., Dan Myrick, and Louise Hill; two kids, Mildred Hurt and Louise Jordan; 1 special son-in-law, Moses Hurt, Sr., and 4 other sons-in-law, Moses Thompson, Sr., John Brundage, Willie Williams, and Danny Mills; one daughter-in-law, Mary Jordan; 2 grandchildren, Eugene Jordan and Brenda Hurt; 4 great grandchildren, Amanda Whiting, Dontavious Blair, Trayvon Mitchell, and Melvin Mason; and 1 great-great grandchild, Landen Hurt.
To cherish her memories, Ava leaves eleven children: Ruby Thompson of Decatur, GA, Carrie Brundage of Covington, GA, Ellen Hurt (Leonard, Sr.) of Decatur, GA, Johnnie Bell Williams (Benny Reid, Sr.) of Lithonia, GA, Lille Mills of Decatur, GA, Dorothy Bonner (Tiliman, Sr.) of Atlanta, GA, Roosevelt Jordan (Michelle) of Eatonton, GA, Louis Jordan of Eatonton, GA, Robert Jordan (Wilhelmina) of Conley, GA, Annie Collins (Richard) of Lithonia, GA, and Virginia Flemister of Eatonton, GA; one sister, Lucy Jones of Dayton, OH; 60 grandchildren, 128 great grandchildren, 100 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.