Janet Wilkinson Jordan, 63, passed away Monday September 27, 2021 at Crestwood Medical Center.
She was born October 16, 1957. The daughter of William E. (Bud) Wilkinson and Margaret Reese Wilkinson. She was a graduate of Arab High School, Snead State Community College and Athens State College while earning a Masters Degree in Education. She taught high school English and Theatre at Arab High School and Susan Moore High School in Blount County. She was an Adjunct Professor for Snead State Community College and Wallace State Community College. Teaching was her passion along with singing. She received a scholarship from Snead State Community College as part of the College Street Singers and had the honor of singing with the College Street Singers at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She sang in the choir at First Baptist Church of Arab and the First United Methodist Church in Arab where she was a member of the church. She enjoyed theatre and was a performer and director for the Whole Backstage Theatre in Guntersville, AL. She performed as “Betty Blake” in the musical Will Rogers Follies, as “M’Lynn” in Steele Magnolias and directed the production of the musical Meet Me in St. Louis.
She is survived by her husband Terry Jordan of Arab, Al. and daughters Leanne Jordan Boyle of St. Augustine, Fl. And Rachel (Philip) Buck of Calera, AL., Parents William E “Bud” Wilkinson Jr. and Margaret Reese Wilkinson of Arab, AL. Brothers William E “Buddy” (Sandy) Wilkinson III of Somerville, Al. David Wilkinson of Guntersville AL, sister Amy (Ken) Benoski of Hoover, AL, and 7 grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Arab First United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 9 2021, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.