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Elizabeth C Jordan

December 9, 1964October 11, 2017

Elizabeth “Beth” Cooley Jordan passed away peacefully on October 11th, 2017 in Atlanta, GA after living eight courageous and inspiring years with brain cancer. Beth was born on December 9th, 1964 at Emory Hospital, the only girl, and middle of three children. Beth went to Lakeside High School (1982) and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems (1986). While at Georgia, Beth was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad, Alpha Omicron Pi, Golden Key National Honor Society, and Miss Georgia Football Court. She also won a scholarship as Miss Georgia National Teenager. Beth had a successful business career in consulting before becoming the mother of three beautiful kids. Beth excelled as a mom, wife, and friend to all. She was an active member of Northside United Methodist Church, and her compassion for others led to many philanthropic activities including Board of Director positions at Refugee Resettlement Services of Atlanta and the Fugees Academy. Beth loved to lift others up, had a servant’s heart and was always up for an adventure. In November 2017, Beth will be honored as one of the Winship 80 which will celebrate 80 individuals or groups with significant influence on Winship Cancer Center’s growth into a transformative cancer center over the past eight decades. Beth is survived by her husband, Greg, and their three children, Bryan, Rachel, and Barrett, along with her parents, Jerry and Joy Cooley, and her brothers, Jay Cooley (Michelle) and Scott Cooley. A memorial service will be held for Beth will be held in the sanctuary at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta (2799 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30305) on October 20th, 2017 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Jordan Family Brain Tumor Initiative, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd., Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30322; or online at http://winshippgp.kintera.org/jordan

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E Stewart

January 13, 2018

Ms. Elizabeth will be greatly missed. You have our sincere condolences during your loss. May you find comfort and support from family and dear friends during your time of mourning. You have our deepest condolences.

Connie Price

November 16, 2017

Sending love and heartfelt sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Beth will be so missed but will always be remembered.

Wesley Pritchett

October 27, 2017

Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Beth was a very beautiful and courageous person. I am sorry for your loss.

Teresa Herny

October 23, 2017

I met Beth with Tricia Igleheart in March of 2017 when she came over to a mutual friend's and spoke with Tricia over an hour concerning brain cancer for Tricia had been diagnosed in the Fall of 2014. Tricia and I were so touched by her openess and bravery and positive outlook. I saw Beth again at Tricia's memorial in April of this year. Such a lovely person and still working hard for herself and others afflicted with Glioblastoma. What a treasure we have lost. My deepest sympathy goes out to all her family.
Sincerely,
Teresa Henry

Jan Geiger

October 20, 2017

I am an advocate for the NBTS. Having lost My Dad and my sister to this disease. I am saddened to hear about Beth. I will continue my duty here on earth to fight for more funding and research for the people we have lost to this dreadful disease and for the people that will surcome to it.. May God hold them in a special place, for their battle Is a courageous one. <3

Patricia Eastwood

October 20, 2017

Beth took an interest in me when I purchased a dress from her to wear in the Miss Lakeside pageant and she coached me on walking in heels and stuff like that - she had been Miss Lakeside in an earlier year and, let's face it, she was the perfect example of beautiful womanhood - smart, caring, thoughtful and beautiful inside and out. I hung on her every word. The big memory I carry around with me from the Miss Lakeside event is not about whether I won or lost - my memory is that she took an interest in me during that moment in my life - I'll never forget that she came backstage before the second half of the competition and gave me a few pointers and smiled that 1000 Wattt smile and squeezed my hand. She made me feel like I could do anything! She was one in a million - When she spoke to you and encouraged you, you felt you were the only person in the room! I only knew Beth mostly from a distance - but my life is richer for having had just a little bit of her sunshine shine my way. I am so sorry for your loss. Patricia Belcher Eastwood

Valerie Williams

October 20, 2017

Heartfelt and deepest condolences to the Jordan and Cooley family. Beth was a sweet, beautiful soul who will live on in our hearts and always inspire us to do what is right and good for all people. Many blessings and much love to you all.

Geri Shaffer

October 18, 2017

We will continue to be inspired daily by your kind and gentle heart, your courageous and passionate personality, and your unique way of making us all feel treasured. The World is a better place because of you. Until we meet again in Heaven -

October 17, 2017

Greg, Bryan, Rachel, and Barrett,Our deepest sympathies are with you and the Cooley family. I know some special people in heaven who were there to greet our Beth.Much Love ,The Haas'

John Kicklighter

October 17, 2017

A beautiful and kind person and a wonderful friend through all the years. You will be sorely missed by everyone. Thoughts and prayers to the Cooley and Jordan families.

FROM THE FAMILY