OBITUARY

Sarah J. Worthington

April 30, 1936October 8, 2021
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Sarah J. Worthington April 30, 1936 – October 8, 2021

Sarah J. Worthington died Friday October 8, 2021 in Columbus, Georgia. She was born April 30, 1936 in Columbus, GA to George (G. J.) Jordan and Sarah Phelts Jordan.

A graduate of Jordan H.S., she spent her early years working for the City of Columbus in the Finance Department and last held a position as Secretary to the School of X-Ray Technology at The Medical Center (now Piedmont). In October 1949, Sarah accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Edgewood Baptist Church. She was a founding member of this church fellowship and would later serve many years volunteering in the church nursery, widow’s ministry, and was active in her Sunday School Class and Seniors activities. She loved her Edgewood family and gladly served them.

Married to her high school sweetheart Albert Lee Worthington in 1954, they were married for 65 years until his passing in April 2020. Their love was genuine, transparent and exemplified a Christ centered marriage. They set an example of devotion for their family of 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Their home was a welcoming home to family and friends where love, grace and assistance could always be found. Their hope was that they could be a Godly example, and that all members of their family would come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Both Al and Sarah loved and cherished their family, and surviving members include daughter Nancy Holloway and son-in-law Mark, and two sons and daughters-in-law Ken and Alison Worthington, and Brad and Jean Marie Worthington. Grandchildren and spouses are: Kristin H. Boeckh, Katherine H. Jones (Brandon), Johnathan Holloway, Brett Worthington (Katie), Lauren W. Callihan (Corey), Justin Worthington (Mandee), Jacob Worthington (Stephanie), and Ashley W. Jenkins (Gabe). Great-grandchildren are: Mckinley, Ezra, Micah, Parker, Emma, Callie, Kelsee, Kasidee, Karlee, and Olivia. Sarah came from a large family of 13 siblings whom she dearly loved. She is survived by Barbara Reese, Jack Jordan (Caroline), Cheryl J. Flowers, Phillip Jordan, Patricia J. Cloud (David), and Regina J. Keller (Burton) and preceded in death by Richard Jordan, Jimmy Jordan, Jeff Jordan, Judy J. Gambill, Sheila J. Rodgers, and Mike Jordan. She also loved her extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would also like to express their deepest love and gratitude to their mother’s caregivers for their care, compassion, and devotion. Sarah’s caregivers are Patricia Brooks, Shanterol Baker, Alicia Nesbitt, and Constance Dixon. Additionally, the family would like to express their love and gratitude to Evelyn (Ebbie) Tompkins, family friend and hospice nurse for Preferred Care Hospice, for her care and support of both Al and Sarah in their final days.

The family will warmly welcome family and friends on Tuesday October 12th at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a celebration of life service following at 2:00 PM and burial at Parkhill Cemetery. Nephew Pastor Ed Grifenhagen of Church on the Trail will officiate the service and worship will be led by Associate Pastor Andy Johnston of Edgewood Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Sarah’s grandsons and nephew Dan Jordan. The family is very grateful for the many expressions of love and compassion. Flowers are welcome, or donations may be made to Edgewood Baptist Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Holloway, Daughter
  • Ken (Alison) Worthington, Son
  • Brad (Jean) Worthington, Son
  • Kristin H. Boeckh, Katherine H. Jones (Brandon), Johnathan Holloway, Brett Worthington (Katie), Lauren W. Callihan (Corey), Justin Worthington (Mandee), Jacob Worthington (Stephanie), and Ashley W. Jenkins (Gabe), Grandchildren
  • Mckinley, Ezra, Micah, Parker, Emma, Callie, Kelsee, Kasidee, Karlee, and Olivia, Great Grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Memories

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Debbie Hudson

October 11, 2021

Nancy, Kenny and Brad I’m so very sorry for your loss! What a wonderful second Mom SaSa was to me. Loving and laughing always. (When she wasn’t reprimanding Nancy and I for giggling so much) Always there when I needed her. Loving and caring for my Clint and Ginger. What a Godly Lady! Heaven is much brighter with sweet Sarah there…. Hope in the day we will see her once again. God bless y’all always ❤️ Debbie

Mary Chauncey

October 11, 2021

Dan, Dewey and I are so sorry for your loss. I know the love you had for her. She was so happy and sweet to us when your Birthday was celebrated out there. We had a wonderful time. She made us feel very welcome like the rest of the family. Including everything that was happening. Our prayers are with everyone . Love,
Dewey, Mary Nell Chauncey

Kathy Blair

October 10, 2021

My deepest condolences Brad to you & your family.....just remember.....
Absent from the body is present with the Lord! You know where she is sweet family.... it's not " Goodbye" ... it's see you soon!

Ebbie Tompkins

October 9, 2021

Dearly loved this sweet lady. Always so kind and fun. She was a major influence on me during my teen years. Such a great example of a Christian woman. I will always love you and Al. Thank you for always welcoming me to “the family “. I look forward to seeing you again. Blessed to have known you ❤️💕

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