Marie (Kee) Ridings Jordan, age 99 formerly of Grand Prairie, TX, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Methodist Mansfield Medical Hospital of Mansfield, TX. She was currently living at Mansfield Care Center, Mansfield TX.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 23 in the sanctuary of Inglewood Baptist Church, with Shawn Paschal officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 PM at Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens.
Marie entered this life at 2 AM the morning of June 15, 1921. She was born in Puryear, TN to Clarence and Kallie Lassiter Kee. Her father worked at his grocery "Kee Grocery". She married Stanley Butler Ridings and was blessed with a son, Robert Stanley Ridings. Marie worked in a Dickies Factory when her husband Stanley went into service. The family lived in TN until they moved to Clarksdale MS. The family remained in Clarksdale MS until their son graduated from university. From MS they moved to Grand Prairie TX. Marie worked in a Cleaners for many years. Before retiring she managed all of Gerald Stavly's One-Hour Martinizers Cleaners in Dallas-Fort Worth TX. She retired shortly after the death of her husband Stanley Ridings. Several years later she married Raymond Jordan of Bruceton, TN. Marie traveled with Raymond and her church friends on bus trips throughout the USA. Even after the death of Raymond she continued to travel with friends and her church Sunday School Class. Marie lived in Grand Prairie with her son and daughter-in-law for 20+ years. After the death of her son, she continued to live with her daughter-in-law.
In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband Stanley Ridings, her son Stan Ridings, her brother-in-law Leon Ridings and his wife Lillie, her brother Gilbert Kee and his wife Agnes, and her husband Raymond Jordan.
Marie was a faithful member of Inglewood Baptist Church, she loved the Lord with all her heart, loved her family, loved traveling, loved walking 3 to 4 miles a day and loved cooking.
Survivors include her loving daughter-in-law Courtney Ridings her sister Devorah Brock both of GP, 1 niece Sandra Carter husband Donnie of Clarksville TN, 2 grandsons Mark Ridings wife Amy of Carrollton TX and Michael Smith wife Rebecca of Norfolk VA; 6 grandchildren, Honor, River, Catcher Ridings of Carrollton TX and Jacob Smith wife Makayla of Poulsbo WA, Joshua Smith of Norfolk VA, Jaelyn Smith of Medina OH; 1 great great grandchild, Emerson "Emmy" Smith of Poulsbo WA.
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