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09/20/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Shirley Yeattes Jordan Pach

Shirley E. Jordan Yeattes Pach
(20 Feb 1928 - 18 Sept 2010)

Emporia High School Class of about 1946

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   Once again we bring you sad news.   Shirley Yeattes Jordan Pach, mother of   Sandye Jordan Murray ('67) of VA, Bobby Jordan, Randy Jordan, and of the late   Linda Jordan Grainger ('71) (20 Oct 1952 - 25 Aug 2006), passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at home in Newport News at the age of 82.

   Her second husband,      Raymond Pach, died October 2, 2008.

 From the Daily Press - 09/20/10:

           Shirley E. Jordan Pach


NEWPORT NEWS - Shirley Jordan Pach, 82, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at home with her family at her side.

Born in Greensville Co., Purdy, Va., on Feb. 20, 1928, she was a resident of Newport News, Va., for the past 63 years. She graduated from Emporia High School and attended Hampton Roads Business College. She was employed with Southern Life Insurance Co. for many years as secretary, cashier, and held a broker's license to sell life and health insurance. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and a caring Sunday School class.

Mrs. Pach was preceded in death by her parents, Godfrey S. and Annie Wilson Yeattes; her first husband, James Rowell Jordan; her second husband, Raymond Peter Pach; and daughter, Linda Jordan Grainger. Also, three sisters, Inez Poarch, Ocile Grizzard and Areneal Seaborn; two brothers, Wilson Yeattes and Jesse Yeattes.



She is survived by daughter, Sandra (Sandye) Jordan Murray; sons, Robert (Bobby) Earl Jordan and wife, Bonnie, and Randall (Randy) Wade Jordan; seven grandchildren, David Watkins, Rodney Grainger, Susan Grainger, Ryan Grainger, Bryce Jordan, twins, Brandon and Brian Jordan; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, Garland Yeattes and wife, Barbara, of Emporia, Va.; sisters-in-law, Nancy Yeattes, Rebecca Jordan, Olive Jordan Frey and Jane Jordan; and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Parkview Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Rusty Beck. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Youth Group at Parkview Baptist Church, 604 Hilton Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press from
September 20 to September 21, 2010.
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September 20, 2010
Shirley was a very special friend to many. I was so lucky to be one and I will miss her.

September 20, 2010
Bobby, Sandye & Randy,
We will miss Aunt Shirley so very much.
May her great stories and memories last forever. Love you all.

~ Debbie Vincent, Emporia, Virginia

September 20, 2010
Lovely picture of Aunt Shirley...she will be missed dearly. Prayers and love to each of you.

~ Teresa Hudson, Wilmington, North Carolina

September 20, 2010

Bobby, Sandye and Randy,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

~ Chuck & Valarie Forrester, Newport News, Virginia

September 20, 2010

Bobby, Sandye, Randy and Bonnie... Aunt Shirley was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. We love you all and you are in our prayers.

~ Kathy Martin, Colonial Heights, Virginia

September 20, 2010

Sandye, Bobby & Randy, we are so sorry to hear that Shirley has passed away. We have such fond memories of her. She was a wonderful Christian lady and I know she will be missed. I'm sure she is in Heaven right now having a great reunion with all her loved ones & her dear friend, our mother, Ruth. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Love to you all.

~ Wayne & Barbara Kerlin, Fincastle, Virginia

September 20, 2010

  Growing up, Shirley was my second mama. I will never forget the time I sassed her and she threatened to spank me. Of course, back then, a good friend and neighbor could! I loved Shirley dearly and was so shocked to see she had passed, especially when I just talked with her in July. I know she is with Linda, Raymond and James now; just where she wants to be. My heart goes out to the family! I know your loss as she and my mom, Ruth, were a very very BIG part of our lives.

I Love you all, Denise

September 20, 2010

Dear Sandye and family:
I am so glad that I had the pleasure of knowing your dear mother. She was such a delightful person and so much fun to be around. I will never forget the time she came to my house for dinner (May of this year) and what a joy it was to have her over that evening with my friends. We talked and laughed for hours. I will miss seeing her in church. She always had a hug for me. Shirley is now with God and all of his angels. May God bless you and your family during this sad time in your lives.

~ Linda Seely, Hampton, Virginia

September 20, 2010

Sandye, Bobby and Randy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Shirley will be truly missed but I know she is laughing and enjoying being with our Heavenly Father and Grandma Ruth along with other loved ones. She was truly a great woman, mother, sister and wife. She will be missed dearly! Our heart goes out to you with many prayers!

~ Patty Kerlin, Pereira, Clearwater, Florida

September 21, 2010

To Randy, Sandye and Bobby,
We know that your hearts are aching right now, but take comfort in knowing that this woman who loved the Lord has gone home to be with her Heavenly Father where she will be living in Glory for eternity. May God bless and be with the family while you're going through this hard time. Our prayers are with you.

~ Jerry & Mary Fitzgerald, Gloucester, Virginia

September 21, 2010

To Shirley's family,
It was such a blessing to have known Shirley. I will always have sweet memories of all the conversations we had. She was such a bright, intelligent, caring, loving lady. I am forever grateful to have such an angel enter my life. I will miss her.
~ Isabelle Aldridge, Hampton, Virginia

September 21, 2010

  Sandye, we know that your heart is heavy and we also know that your mother loved you very much. Find comfort in knowing that you will always carry her in your heart as she did you.
~ ATS, Chesapeake, Virginia

September 21, 2010

Bobby, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers will be with you in your time of sorrow. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I went to high school with Linda.
~ Lennie Alger, Poquoson, Virginia

September 21, 2010

Bobby, I am still blessed to have both of my parents, but it is through your loss that I can see the pain I will feel one day. There is no greater loss than a parent or a child and you have suffered through this pain on more than one occasion, including the loss of your sister. I know I cannot take the pain away, but rest assured if there is anything you need just ask and I will do my best for you and your family. Just remember, your mother was/is a Christian and that is permanent and now she is with your father and sister in the presence of God and NO MORE PAIN! God Bless You and Your Family and I will see you soon. Your Friend For Life! Harry Byrd

~ Harry F. Byrd Jr., Springfield, Virginia

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Shirley's family and their friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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