Chattanooga native Charlotte Jordan, Tennessee's oldest resident, passes away at 110

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Chattanooga native Charlotte Jordan, Tennessee's oldest resident, passed away on Monday, August 5 at the age of 110. (Image provided by a representative of the family & used with permission)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC) - Charlotte Jordan, longtime Chattanooga native and the official oldest person from Tennessee, passed away on Monday, August 5th in Atlanta.

A representative of her family says she was the widow to the late James Jordan, having been married to him for more than 60 years.

She was a teacher for the Hamilton County School System for 45 years, and taught at Summit, Harrison, and Ooltewah Elementary Schools.

She was a member of Tennessee Teacher’s Association. Mrs. Jordan matriculated at St. Elmo Elementary and Howard High School in 1928. She was the oldest living graduate of Howard High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University and was the oldest graduate of Tennessee State University.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Norma (Mack) Roland, two grandsons, Thomas(Ali) Roland and Bobby (Kelly) Brooks, two great grand children, Axl and Asa.

Mrs. Jordan was the oldest member of Field’s Chapel Church in Summit, Tenn. She was a former Sunday School teacher and served on the Missionary Society. She was known for her patience and expertise as a teacher, had an outstanding personality and continued to exhibit care and concern for others.

Her funeral service will be Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, at 1101 Dodds Avenue.

You can read her obituary at the link here.