Isabel M. Jordan

Isabel M. Jordan, 89, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023.  She was a native of Spain and a resident of Newport News for 41 years.  Isabel was a teacher and taught Spanish at Peninsula Catholic High School.  She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church where she participated with a prayer group and introduced them to The Divine Mercy. She had also served as a Eucharistic minister. Isabel loved to work in her yard and had been active up until just recently.

Isabel was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Jordan.  She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth J. Geer (Virginia), and Julia M. Turner (South Carolina), four sons, William R. Jordan Jr. (North Carolina), John C. Jordan (Alaska), Paul E. Jordan (Virginia) and Joseph J. Jordan (Virginia); thirteen grandchildren, William R. Jordan III, Nick Jordan, Jessica Mahan, Catherine Jordan, Kyndra Light, Jordan Geer, Sarah Ellenbogen, Nathan Jordan, Katherine Turner, Monica Turner, Amanda Turner, Ashlen Jordan and Kimberly Jordan; 16 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Beatriz Sanchez (Spain).

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, with a funeral mass to follow.  Burial will be at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 100 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Marion Hill

    Isabel always brought me mint plants from her garden and I know very well how much she loved her garden.
    I also know her devotion to the Rosary and the Divine Mercy.
    May she rest in peace and plant a beautiful garden where her soul is now.
    a friend

  2. Terry Jacobs

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked for many years with Isabel and she was a wonderful teacher and a lovely woman

  3. Catherine Freel

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Isabelle. I worked with her at Peninsula Catholic. She always brought a smile to our office. Sending prayers for her and all of her family. Cathy Freel

  4. Tammy mason parks

    She was such an amazing teacher. So kind. One of my favorites. I remember one time I used some of my Latin vocabulary as answers on her Spanish test. She gave me credit even though it was the wrong language.

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