Mary Blanche Rust Jordan, age 92, of Mt. Pleasant, TX, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Curry-Welborn Funeral Home, with Bro. Steve Rust, Bro. James Jordan, and Bro. Tommy Oglesby officiating. Interment will follow at the East New Hope Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Family visitation will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mary was born on October 5, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, TX, to Thomas and Gertrude McLeroy Rust. She married Rev. J.J. Jordan on April 21, 1974, in Mt. Pleasant TX. After high school Mary earned her Christian Ministry Degree and attended the Moody Bible Institute, the Tennessee Temple University, and Florida State University for her masters. She taught first grade at the South Jefferson Academy and The Bethel Christian Academy and served as the principal and teacher of the First Baptist Church Westwood Lake Christian Academy in Miami, Florida.
She is survived by her step-children, Tommie Mae Peacock and husband Jerry of San Marcos, TX, Johnnie Sue Ray and husband Alan of Liberty, MO, James David Jordan and wife Susan of Gladewater, TX; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Marie Rust of Mt. Pleasant, TX; nephews: Doyle Rust and wife Sandra of Pittsburg, TX, Steve Rust and wife Suzan of The Village, AR; nieces: Carlis Mitchell of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Gay Brooks of Dallas, TX: niece in-law, Joan Cook of Cookville, TX, and numerous cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, including the McLeroy family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Gertrude Rust, her husband, Rev. J.J. Jordan, her brother, J.T. “Buddy” Rust, her sister, Floy Cook, brother-in-law Robert Cook, nephews Rodney Cook and Bobby Cook, great nephews David Cook and Chad Brooks, and a great-great nephew, Charles David “Chad” Derrick, as well as many other dear family and friends.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at The Lodge of Mt. Pleasant, Pleasant Springs Nursing Home, and the Cypress Basin Hospice, for all of their love and support.