Brenda Jean Jourdan
November 15, 1941 – January 20, 2021
Brenda Jourdan, 79, of Booneville, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab. She was a member of the East Marietta Baptist Church. She loved reading, listening to New Site basketball and she had a great love for animals. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Little Brown Cemetery. Bro. Ray Hall will be officiating. Burial will be in Little Brown Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Angela Jourdan of Booneville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Ruby Aldridge and her husband Odell Jourdan. Condolences and memories may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
- Angela Jourdan, Daughter
- Odell Jourdan, Husband (deceased)
- Monroe Aldridge, Father (deceased)
- Ruby Aldridge, Mother (deceased)
Celebration of Life Graveside Service
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Brenda Jean Jourdan
January 23, 2021
I was crazy about Brenda Jourdon from the time I was a wee lad. She was always gorgeous - a Southern friend Liz Taylor - and just as cool as she could be. She always let me play her Elvis records (she was the staunchest of fans) and read from her endless stacks of classic movie magazines. She took me to every Elvis movie ever made, and if the film didn't glorify Elvis enough, delivered a withering critique. I vividly remember coming out of the Princess Theater and hearing her BLAST "Paradise: Hawaiian Style" as a wretched imitation of BLUE HAWAII. We talked about the film stars of the era as if they were close friends, and, in a way they were. Brenda never talked down to me because I liked Kim more than I liked Marilyn although such a preference must've been anathema to her.
On the sad minute of her passing I went straight to the Bose and played "Rock A Hula Baby" ten time in a row and that was the best tribute I could think up for beautiful, wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed.