Jay Marvin Jordan
Jay Marvin Jordan, 45, passed away at the University Medical Center on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, due to an accidental gunshot wound incurred while cleaning his gun.
Jay will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his unending love for his children and his generous nature.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm today at Wright and Ferguson in Ridgeland. Services will be held at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 20, 2009, with visitation at 10 am and the funeral service at 11 am. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Jay was born in Jackson, Mississippi on July 28, 1963. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1981 and Mississippi College in 1985. Jay was a member of the PGA since 1985 and was currently the head golf professional at Castlewoods Country club. Jay was an accomplished golf instructor and led the Northwest Rankin High School golf team to win the state championship in 2005. He was a loving husband, daddy, son, and brother to his family and he was loved by many friends. Jay will always be remembered and deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Jordan; his grandparents, Roy and Mary Kelly McCarley; and his grandfather Bert Jordan.
Jay is survived by his wife, Laurie Prestridge Jordan, his son, Austin Jay and his daughter, Aubree Anne, all of Madison; his mother, Kay Jordan Lewis and her husband, George Lewis of Clinton; his sisters, Kathy Nye of Clinton and Grace Knochel of Ocean Springs, MS; his grandmother, Mary Louise Jordan of Jackson and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published by Clarion Ledger on Jun. 19, 2009.
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Dear Laurie, Austin, & Aubree,

I am so saddened to hear about Jay. I can't even believe this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a good daddy and husband. It seems like just last year I was baby-sitting for you and Jay to have a "date night". As much as we will miss him, I know he's in a Beautiful place.

With all my love and sympathy,
Terri Sledge Langham
July 15, 2009
Laurie, Austin and Aubree,

I just heard about your loss. I am so sorry! If there is anything that we can do please let us know! You are a strong family and you will have each other to lean on. Know that God is with you each step of the way. Barbie, Toby, Brandon and Danielle
Barbie Diamond
July 15, 2009
Kaye, Laurie, Austin, and Aubree-- God bless and keep you now and always. I knew Jay at Clinton High School--he was always a young man of great character and charm. We pray for you and your family during this difficult time. Our condolences for your loss.
Greg, Lynn, and Loredana Pagans
July 6, 2009
I'm hurt today for your family. Jay was the first golf pro I met when my wife and I moved to Jackson in 1996. He gave me several lessons and he was a great person to be around. I'm so sorry.
Jeff Couch
July 1, 2009
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Jordans death. When tragedies like this occur, its important to remember that God cares and provides comfort. 2Corinthians 1:2-4, "2 May YOU have ...peace from God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God."
Pink
June 29, 2009
Laurie, Austin and Aubree:

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jay's passing. I have great memories of Jay and Laurie while working with them at the Golf Club of Avon, which I will cherish. Back then, Jay used to love to listen to the band REM- and one of his favorites, as I recall, was "Shiny Happy People"- and Jay was most often that shiny happy person!

Laurie- please know that you and your family are in our prayers during this very difficult time. With love,
Kevin and Ginger Sullivan
June 28, 2009
Laurie,
I am so sad for you and your loss. I hold so many great memories of you and Jay. My heart goes out to you, Austin, and Aubree. My very deepest sympathies.
Ryan Fleming
June 26, 2009
so deeply saddened, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Gods blessings
justin spitchley
June 25, 2009
Kay and family,

We were saddened to hear about Jay and wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there with you.
Steve and Beverly Taylor
June 25, 2009
Dear Laurie,
My heart breaks for you and your family in the tragic loss of Jay-Bird. Many of the special times and the wonderful moments he created for all of us have been expressed here through these messages. I hope that they and the happiest of memories you hold deep in your heart will comfort you when you need it most.
In deepest sympathy and with love,
Alexis (Fleming) Boyce
June 25, 2009
Mrs. Jordan,

I am so sorry and saddened to hear about Jay. He was teaching my son golf lessons and my son had great respect for Jay. I know he too will be sad to hear the news. He taught him so much in a short time. May God Bless you and your family at this time.
Donna Byrd
June 25, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss,You are in our prays.

Chris and Kristen Fulton
Chris Fulton
June 25, 2009
Aubree,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know this is hard time for you and your family. I know what it is like to loose a loved one. Just stay strong and you will make it through this.
Leonard Swilley
June 24, 2009
Kathy,
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. We are so terribly sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for you, Grace, Laurie, your mother, and the rest of the family.
Love,
Lisa McGregor Williamson
Lisa Williamson
June 24, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

The Brown Family
Calvin, Alexis, Deryl and Calvin
Alexis Brown
June 23, 2009
Laurie,
Hello, its Theresa Curry from Magnolia Grove. I just wanted to say how so deeply sorry I am to hear about Jay. I hope the Good Lord above shines on you from Heaven and lets you know that he will keep you and your children safe! God Bless all of you!
Theresa Wiggins
June 22, 2009
jay was a special friend of mine. i knew him for almost 40 years and we played alot of golf together when we were young. he was a hard working man that loved his family and the golf business. i was so lucky to be able to call jay jordan my friend and i miss him very much.
don haguewood
June 22, 2009
LAURIE,
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT JAY. WE WILL KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS. WE HAVE ALWAYS TREASURED THE FRIENDSHIP THAT WE MADE WITH YOU AND JAY.
GERRY & CINDY BROOME
June 22, 2009
Mrs. Jordan-Lewis, Kathy and Grace,

I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My heart breaks for you, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Darlene Luke-White
June 22, 2009
Laurie, Austin, Aubree
I have never been around someone who made me laugh as much as Jay would. Our thoughts are with your family. Jay will be deeply missed. Sid and Cerissa Neal.
June 22, 2009
Laurie - Jay was a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed by all of us who had the honor to know and love him. Our prayer go out to you and your family.......Steve, Susan and Stephen.
Steve Baley
June 21, 2009
Kathy,Grace and family
My heart just broke when Marty called me with the news of Jay. My family have so many wonderful memories of our family times together. We are always talking about our New Years Eve parties together. How Grace always saw that we had noise makers for 12:00. I will always remember how Jay and your dad called David, Jimmy Joe.(a name David had given himself). I love each of you so much.
Miriam McAlilly
June 20, 2009
My heart is broken. Jay was a wonderful person. We worked together at Magnolia Grove during the time that he lost his dad. It was a sad time for all of us as we watched our beloved friend grieve. Now it is our turn to grieve. My heart and prayers go out to his family. May God keep you and comfort you all. Only He can give you the strength to continue on. Trust Him and know that Jay is in a good place. Love you all.....
Denise Baker
June 20, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed knowing Jay. God Bless You.
Susie Burns
June 20, 2009
Grace, Bobby, and Carly,
We are so very sorry. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.
Brenke Family
June 20, 2009
Jay's Family,
I have known Jay a very long time and considered him a great friend. This is such a heart felt sorrow. He will be missed my many. God has blessed you in so many ways and he will bless and comfort you through your sadness.
Buddy Lowther
June 20, 2009
To the Jordan family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you, may you find comfort and peace in this very difficult time. Jay will be missed by many. God Bless.
Rick Miller, PGA
June 20, 2009
Austin, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you. We will always be there for you whenever needed. Bob and Luke Murray.
June 20, 2009
Laurie, Austin & Aubree,

Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I never had the opportunity to meet Jay, it is obivious that he was a wonderful loving, generous husband and father. May your many years of fond and loving memories sustain you and bring Peace to your hearts.
Susan White
June 20, 2009
Our Thoughts and prayers will be with you and all of your family and loved ones. Sincerly, Jerry Covich, Nancy Covich and Sean Covich.
June 20, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear the news. May God bless your family , I will be thinking and praying for your family .
Kay Courtney Sims
June 20, 2009
Laurie,
I am shocked and saddened to hear about Jay. Jay was one of my best friends. He always made me laugh. You and your family will be in our prayers and thoughts. I am sorry I couldn't be there to say goodbye. He will be deeply missed.
June 20, 2009
Laurie,
I am shocked and saddened to hear about Jay. Jay was one of my best friends. He always made me laugh. You and your family will be in our prayers and thoughts. I am sorry I couldn't be there to say goodbye. He will be deeply missed.
Woody & Lisa Cowart
June 20, 2009
Jay was a very uplifting person. He will be missed by all. My prayers and thoughts will be with you.
Bobby Turk
June 20, 2009
Dear Laurie, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. John Mastrandrea from Avon Country Club
John Mastrandrea
June 19, 2009
My heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to Jay's family in this time of sorrow and need. My God hold you close through these troubling times.

Randy Tupper
Randy Tupper
June 19, 2009
Laurie,
You and Jay were such an important part of my life when we worked together at the Golf Club of Avon. I will always remember Jay's smile and kind heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your kids during this difficult time.
Lisa Stevens (Kozak)
June 19, 2009
Joyce & I are in Texas, our thoughts and prayers are with you

Richard & Joyce Redd
June 19, 2009
We send our sympathy to the entire family. We knew Jay from his days growing up in Leavell Woods UMC. We pray that God's love and comfort will sustain each of you.
Herman & Mary Freeman
June 19, 2009
Our deepest Sympathy is extended to the Jordan family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike & Lori DuBose
June 19, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family.

A fellow PGA member,

Bill Boppel
Bill Boppel
June 19, 2009
Laurie, Austin, Aubree

Margaret and I were so saddened when we learned of Jay's death. While we have not seen each other in a long time, we have fond memories of Jay in his younger years. My the Lord comfort you all during this time and richly bless you in the days to come.

Clyde, Margaret, Meg, Caleb and Chloe
Clyde Porter
June 19, 2009
May God bless the Jordan family during this time of sorrow. Jay was a wonderful man and friend. I will always remember his humor. He will be deeply missed. My prayers are with you all.
Nick Tucker
June 19, 2009
Laurie, Austin, & Aubree,

So sorry for your loss. Just know you all are in my thoughts & prayers. I miss seeing yall!
Love, Ms. Jeannie!
Jeannie Scott
June 19, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Shelia Thornton
June 19, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mickey & Ann Miller
June 19, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Jordan family. I will miss Jay. He was a great person, as a friend and fellow golf professional.

Vincent Prejean
Vincent Prejean
June 19, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jordan family. We will miss Jay.

fellow golf professional and friend
Vincent Prejean
June 19, 2009
Kenny Hughes, Jr.
June 19, 2009
Laurie

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiy. May your memories of Jay carry you through this difficult time.

Mary Ann & Bob McDonald Ft Myers, FL
(formerly Avon, Ct)
June 19, 2009
We join the rest of Jay's Castlewood family in expressing our sympathy. We shall miss him.
wil & pat Ross
June 19, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Jay was a great man and will be missed by all.
Brad White PGA
June 19, 2009
Laurie & family,

I never had the pleasure of meeting any of you, but I did have the pleasure of knowing your Husband. He was a wonderful person and a great fellow Professional. Please know he and your family will be in our prayers.
God bless you--Martin & Jane Reeves
June 19, 2009
Dear Laurie, Austin & Aubree,

There is a hole torn in my heart today. Jay and I worked, played, talked and laughed together so many times over the years. His wit would brighten my worst days at work and fill my good days with smiles. I used to love to go to the practice tee when he was teaching just to listen. He had such a knack of communicating his swing thoughts to the person he was teaching. He touched so many lives in a positive way. He made my life better.... over and over. Jay will be missed by so many people, but no one more than me.
Max
June 19, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. We know Jay will be missed by so many.

neighbors from down the street...
Eddie & Sharon Lucius
June 19, 2009
Laurie, I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Let God put his loving arms around you and hold you tight, he will see you through this
Lynda Fant
June 19, 2009
We are so saddened by the news about Jay. We remember him so well during his early years at Leavell Woods UMC. Our son, David, admired him so much. They were very close to the same age. We pray that God's comfort will be yours constantly. We will always cherish the friendship of your family. We love you! -- Martin & Betty Case
Martin & Betty Case
June 19, 2009
Craig and Nancy Nation from Avon send their heart felt sympathy to Laurie and her family.
Craig&Nancy nation
June 19, 2009
Laurie, Austin and Aubree,
I was so very sorry to hear of Jay's passing. My family will be praying for you all during this difficult time. May God's grace carry you through.

Kelli Hardy
June 19, 2009
Dear Laurie & Family,

My deepest sympathies to you all. I have many fond memories of the time I spent with Jay while working at Golf Club of Avon. He always made each day fun and filled with a laugh. He cared about people and treated everyone with dignity and respect. I will be sure to pay tribute to my fallen brother each time I step on the golf course. May God bless you all.
John Paesani
June 19, 2009
You and yours are in our thoughts. RJ, Ginger, Kristin, Jessica & Sonny Williams.
June 19, 2009
My sympathy and prayers are with you. Jay was a wonderful man and everyone thought the world of him. My heart truly goes out to you.
Cindy Herron
June 19, 2009
I owe much of what I am to Jay and Laurie. Growing up in the golf business and being able to learn from the both of you what it takes to be successful as a professional and as a person means more than words can ever express. Your family is in my sincerest of prayers, and I am ready and willing to do anything you may need of me.
Billy Allen
June 19, 2009
Susan,Emison and I are praying for the Jordan family. From an old Clinton frnd. God Bless, Tony Geiger
Tony Geiger
June 19, 2009
Laurie
Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you as we express our deepest condolences from everyone at the Club.We will always remember the great person Jay was and know that though we are far away in distance we are just seconds away from connecting with you by phone. We are here, yet with you during this time.
Many hugs, and much love to you and the rest of your family.
Deb Paine
June 19, 2009
To the Jordan Family,

We will miss Jay and his sense of humor and we thank him for the time he spent with our son teaching him the game he loved so much.

The Brady Family
June 19, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Grady Lodes
June 19, 2009
Dear Laurie, Aubree and Austin, We are sadden and feel a great loss of a wonderful friend and neighbor. Our sympathies and prayers are with all of you. May God Bless and comfort you during this time of loss. With Our Lord's Love, Judy and Tom Watts
June 19, 2009
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time. May God be with you each moment. Billy and Brenda Parker
June 19, 2009
Laurie, Austin, and Aubree,

Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you at this time. Jay was a wonderful man. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Joe, Shelly, and Elizabeth
Shelly Watts-Dognazzi
June 19, 2009
Grace and the Jordan Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

We will continue to think of you at this time. May God comfort each of you.
Heather Johns-Garrett
June 19, 2009
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