Frances M. Jordan • July 2, 2022

On Saturday, July 2, 2022), Frances M. Jordan passed away at her home after battling multiple illnesses. She was 85 years of age and a resident of Pensacola since 1970.

Frances (Pridgen) Jordan was born in Richmond on February 19, 1937, the daughter of the late Ottis Irl Pridgen Sr. and Virginia Clara (Galloway) Pridgen. Frances’ life was full of adventure and travel. Frances attended John Marshel High School, she was an active Girl Scout and worked in retail at women’s exclusive clothing store. She met Alfred and married in 1957. Once married they traveled from Richmond to California back to Virginia where she had her first born and as it turned out Virginia was the place where she would have all her children. She became a Girl Scout Leader to stay involved with young people to help guide them along. She traveled with the family to Boston, Rhode Island, New Orleans, and then to Pensacola. Frances worked many years on Corry Station where she worked at the Navy Exchange clothing store. During this time Frances enjoyed ceramics and bowling with her husband on leagues. She enjoyed fishing and camping and spending time with her family. She joined the Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association and became a lifetime member knowing the importance of the work the Fleet Reserve stood for.

Frances lived in Mayfair and later built a home with Alfred out in Beulah in 1986. While living in Beulah Frances and Alfred had many wonderful neighbors that moved in around the same time. They became more like family, and she felt blessed to have them in her life. She was part of Beulah Free Will Baptist Church and Windy Hill Baptist Church where she met many wonderful people and they became her church family and that she loved dearly.

Frances joins her husband (Alfred Jordan) whom she has missed daily, who predeceased her February 4, 2021. She also joins her siblings and their spouses who predeceased her, brothers, Umberto F. Pridgen (Odell (Porter) Pridgen, Francis Ernest Pridgen (Barbara), and Ottis Pridgen Jr. (Flora); sister, Rebuta D. Pridgen; brother-in-law, LM Crowder. She is also predeceased by her niece, Frankie Marie, and her nephews Paul and Guy.

Frances leaves behind her children, Frances Dorene, Frank Douglas, and Frankie Dean (Frank); her sister, Bertha Crowder; her nephews, Danny Bennett, James M. Taylor (Judy) and David Pridgen; her nieces, Diane (David), Clara Dean, Carol Saucsier, and Sandra Muniz. She leaves behind her Grandchildren, Keith Jr, Jordan, Sherry Lynn, and Andrew. She also leaves behind several great grandchildren. Frances leaves behind her Church family that is too many to list whom she loved very dearly and drew strength from.

A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am until the service begins at 11:00 am.

Masks are requested rather or not you are vaccinated per the family.

All are invited to a fellowship luncheon at Windy Hill Baptist Church directly after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iPhone):

Webcast will not be available till 5 minutes before the service.

The password for viewing this webcast has been set to: 22142
If you have any questions, please contact Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 850-944-0355.

  1. Kathy L Bain says:

    You were a mom to many. I remember your laughing the way you took everyone under your wing. You will be missed. Fly high mama

  2. Denise Meredith says:

    I just loved Mrs Frances from day one and I know she loved me. I will never forget her or Mr Jordan. She is now with her Candy Man in heavenly

  3. Decca Smith says:

    She was a very precious and special friend. Didn’t matter how bad she hurt, she still had a smile on her face. I have missed her so much at church. I know she has a new body in Christ,no more pain. She is in heaven with our Lord,Mr. Alfred and others in the family. Love you 💕

  4. William D. & Brigitte Heinke says:

    Bill, & Brigitte Heinke
    08 July 2022
    Frances and her late husband, Al, were the best neighbors you could have. We will greatly miss them, and I know that there is a place in haven for both of you. We love you.

  5. Amanda Brusseau says:

    You will be missed so much Nanny! We love you so much, but know in our hearts, you are much happier being reunited with Papa in Heaven.
    BJ, Amanda, Hannah, Taylor, Hunter, and Mac

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