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04/17/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Catherine Barter Buchanan-Jordan

Catherine Cordea Barter Buchanan-Jordan
(18 Apr 1942 - 15 Apr 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  We have still more sad news this Sunday morning.
    Catherine Barter Buchanan-Jordan, Class of 1961, sister of John Mixon, passed away at Gloucester House in Gloucester on Friday, April 15, 2016 three days before her 74th birthday.

From the Daily Press - 04/17/16:

                   Catherine Barter Buchanan-Jordan


NORTH - Former James Store resident Catherine Barter Buchanan-Jordan, passed away on April 15, 2016 at Gloucester House in Gloucester, VA, at age of 73.

A woman whose bright future was cut short by several debilitating illnesses was born on April 18, 1942 in Newport News, Va.

She was a graduate of Newport News High School Class of 1961, being a member of Phi Beta Kappa and National Honor Society.

Initially employed at Hastings Enterprises, she also spent 11 years as a school bus driver for the city of Newport News. She accepted a position with Newport News Shipbuilding as a Clerk and was promoted to Production Controller II working in X54 and X74. She worked there for 11 years, until being placed on long-term disability in 1988. She remained on disability until she reached retirement age in 2007.



Not only working a regular job, she also taught English and Business Writing Skills at the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice night school, went to Thomas Nelson Community College for Mechanical Engineering, volunteered as a Soprano with the Newport News Shipbuilding Centennial Choir and was a volunteer Choir Director for Mt. Zion and Bellamy United Methodist Church in Gloucester, VA, and a volunteer Children's Choir Director for Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, Va.

She is preceded in death by her father, Donald R. Barter; and step-father, John M. Mixon; mother Maude D. Mixon; and daughter, Catherine B. Donovan-Creech.

She is survived by her husband, David E. Jordan;  her brother, John H. Mixon and wife Linda; step-son, Scott B. Jordan and wife, Jennifer of Denham Springs, La.; grandchildren, Mary and Ryan Updike, Steven E. Donovan, Maude Donovan and her spouse Byron Tucker; and step-granddaughter, Riley Jordan; and great grandchildren, Elijah, Eva and Landon Updike and Marilyn Tucker.

The family wants to thank the staffs of University of Va. Medical Center, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Sanders Heron Cove 1and Gloucester House and the Riverside Hospice team for their outstanding care and compassion during her troubled times.

The family will receive friends at Salem United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 3-4:00 p.m. with funeral service starting at 4:00 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester, VA. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on April 17, 2016.
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April 17, 2016

Dear David, Mary, Maude, and Eddie, I will always remember Catherine as someone who truly loved her family. I cannot count the number of times over the years when Catherine telephoned me, seeking agreement in prayer for situations that touched the lives of various family members. My heart goes out to each of you during this very sad time. May you be filled with peace knowing that Catherine is now enjoying the presence of the Lord like never before.

~ Sandra, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia

April 17, 2016

It has been years since I saw Catherine. She and her spouse, Tom, played cards with my wife and me many times. Catherine was a kind, extremely caring, and lovely lady. I was sad to see that her daughter had passed on. Hug that girl, Catherine, in heaven.

~ Edward Nichols, Reston, Virginia

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Catherine's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)

Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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