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Etoile Jordan

Etoile L. Jordan departed this life on August 25, 2022, at the home she shared with her husband Harold and daughter Brigid. After a long four year battle with health issues, the Lord called her home.


Etoile is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harold Jordan, daughters Brigid Jordan , Monique Press and her son Steven (Marlena) Jordan. Four grandchildren, Kayla Jordan, Jessica Jordan, Claudia Press, Severn Press and one great granddaughter, Laila Franklin. She also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.


Etoile was born on January 6, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oswald and Mary Clift and her beloved sister, Claudette Clift.


After graduating from Melrose High School, Etoile came to Nashville to attend the prestigious Fisk University, graduating in 1966. While at Fisk, she met the man she would spend the rest of her life with, Harold, a Tennessee State University student and Nashville native. The couple married on January 2, 1966.


Upon graduating from Fisk University, Etoile worked several jobs before finding her calling as a Teacher, a position she would come to love. Etoile worked for Metro Public Schools for 34 years before retiring in 2009.


During her career teaching and even after retirement, Etoile loved working with the Girl Scouts. She spent years shaping the lives of young girls as a Girl Scout leader. Etoile took the girls on several trips, helping them to earn badges and always finding a way to sell her beloved Girl Scout cookies. This was a love she would have for over 50 years.


Etoile also treasured her flowers, yard and her community. She would even attend classes to become a horticulturist. Her yard was adored by many people that passed by her home daily and she knew just about every single person!


Etoile made life long friendships with several amazing women through her life. Some of these women made up “The Group”, a group of women she played Pinochle with and loved dearly over the years.


Etoile L. Jordan was one of a kind. She never met a stranger and her door was always open. She loved her family intensely as well as her friends. Etoile loved life and she left this life at peace with her God by her side.

 Viewing Sunday, September 4, 2022, 2-4:00pm at funeral home. Visitation Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 11-12pm with funeral to follow at Metropolitan Interdenominational Church 2128 11th Ave. North. Interment Greenwood Cemetery  North.

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Ms. Etoile was truly a good friend to me while serving on the Metro Beautification Commission. She will be missed by all who knew and worked with her on the Commission!

Adrienne Russell Sep 9 2022 10:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Etoile Jordan

Evanda McDowell Sep 6 2022 9:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Etoile Jordan

Terra Priddy Sep 6 2022 2:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Etoile Jordan

Kimberly Garrett Sep 5 2022 1:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Etoile Jordan

Lunetta Scruggs Sep 4 2022 1:52 PM

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Gail Clemons Sep 3 2022 10:41 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and Mrs. Etoile you will truly be missed by many especially me love you.

Brenda Davis-Harlan Sep 3 2022 10:12 AM

Mrs. Jordan was a lovely woman, friend, and co-worker at Binkley. She taught me so much about working with Girl Scouts and life. She was a light in my life. She spoke lovingly of her family.

Lanette l Boyd Sep 3 2022 9:08 AM

My dear Aunt Etoile.. I love you and will always appreciate you.. you were the most loving kind, giving person. God blessed us through you. I am so glad I was able to see you and talk to you during my last trip to Nashville… God has claimed our angel ..

Ellen Kilpatrick-Cobb Sep 2 2022 10:02 PM

Etoile my dear friend. I enjoyed our love for flower beds and watching them grow in our gardens, exchanging plans and ideas will always be with me.
With love James (Red) Porter & Family

Dr. Gracie Porter Sep 2 2022 1:59 PM

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