Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., celebrates 80 years of continued progress

Elder Sedale J. Green, M.Div. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The staff at Jordan Funeral Home in Darlington. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Jordan Funeral Home is turning over a new leaf with their new manager, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Elder Sedale J. Green, M.Div. Elder Green, is no stranger to the area, but was born in Darlington yet a native of Florence, with family in Society Hill and surrounding communities. Green’s qualifications and extensive training is evident with him earning his B.A. in Political Science, Coker University, A. S. in Funeral Service, Gupton- Jones College of Funeral Service and Master of Divinity, Howard University. Sedale was a congressional intern for the Honorable James E. Clyburn and the Howard University seminarian intern for the Washington National Cathedral. Sedale an Associate Pastor at Greater Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church, P.A.W., Florence, S.C. Mr. Green has obtained dual licensure as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, and Washington, DC. As Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. enters it’s official 80th Year, he is continuing the legacy with a professional pledge of providing “The Class, The Caring and The Capacity” to those families entrusted to his care. Green’s passion for excellence is displayed in genuine love for people and evident in his vision for Jordan Funeral Home.

Jordan’s Funeral Home, as it was known in the early forties, was in existence prior to the 1940’s. Mr. Washington Jordan, Licensed Funeral Director, built Jordan Funeral Home in 1942 at its present location. Jordan Funeral Home has always provided stellar service to Darlington, Timmonsville, Lamar, Dovesville, Society Hill and connecting communities. Mrs. Charlotte Casley Jordan, wife of Mr. Jordan graduated from Renouard Training School for Embalmers in New York City, and was a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. She worked diligently in the business with her husband and continued it after his death in 1975.

As Mrs. Jordan’s health declined, the family torch was passed to her son, Mr. Raymond Jordan. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Raymond taught in Florence District School System but resigned to carry on the business under the supervision of his mother. On September 29, 1982, Mrs. Jordan died. Raymond obtained his Funeral Director’s license and continued the family tradition. The Reverend E. B. Burroughs joined the staff and with time Raymond served his apprenticeship and obtained his Funeral Directors License in 1991.

In December, 2020 Rev. E.B. Burroughs passed and on July 23, 2022 Mr. Raymond Jordan passed. When asked about Mr. Jordan’s passing he stated, “I jumped into action, I felt this is what God prepared me for and I desire to keep the Jordan’s work and legacy alive.”

Their passing has left a void, but the foundation which they laid along with many others is a platform for our staff to continue serving. Green says, “I believe in providing service to the families and meeting their needs. I am placed here as a vessel to help guide our families though the darkest times of their lives. All that I do is from the heart. I handle each person which comes into my care as if it were my own mother. I love people and I know the Lord has gifted my hands to do excellence for Him.”

Today, Jordan Funeral Home is undergoing renovations to furnish first class facilities for the families they are privileged to comfort. You can visit their Facebook page or for more information.                                                                                                                       PAID ADV.

Author: Stephan Drew

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