Benita Theresa "Bennie" Solorio Jordan

Obituary of Benita Theresa "Bennie" Solorio Jordan

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Benita Theresa “Bennie” Solorio Jordan, 88, of Downsville, LA, passed away on February 19, 2024 in Houston, Texas. Services will be held in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop on March 2, 2024. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am followed by the funeral at 10:00 am with Pastor John “JT” Jordan of Canvas Community Church officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bastrop, LA. Benita was born in Farmersville, CA to Vicente and Jovita Solorio on March 21, 1935. She went to school at Visalia Senior High School and graduated in 1953. She went on to earn several certificates of nursing from Fresno Junior College, Visalia College of the Sequoias, and Northeast Louisiana University. She had an incredible 51-year career as a nurse. Hickory Manor Nursing Home of Bastrop is where she spent most of those years in various roles, including as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Assistant Nursing Administrator, Social Services Designee, EMT, and finally, Nursing Home Administrator. She received “Nurse of the Year” and was involved in The National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses. Benita married Johnny “Buddy” Jordan in 1956. The couple relocated to Bastrop, LA, where they would be married for 28 years before Buddy’s death in 1984. Together, they had two children – Kelvin and Barbara Ann, and were very involved in the Bastrop community. Later in life, Benita would relocate to Downsville, LA to assist family. She was a member of North Bastrop Church of God and Piney Woods Christian Church of Downsville. She enjoyed going on adventures with and having game nights with her friends, watching her stories, caring for people, and most of all, being a grandmother. She leaves behind an incredible legacy for everyone who knew her, one of strong character, unwavering loyalty, solid faith in her Savior, and the picture of a Godly woman. Benita is survived by her son, Kelvin Jordan (wife Linda) of Lebanon, TN, daughter, Barbara Ann Jordan of Downsville, LA, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and family friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny “Buddy” Jordan, parents, Vicente and Jovita Solorio, siblings, Francisco “Frank” Solorio, Eulojio “Joe” Solorio, Catherine Solorio Quiroz, and sister-in-law, Cassie Hatch. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels America, Pets for the Elderly Foundation, or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to St. John’s Hospice of Conroe and Meredith Whitney Hughes, RN, for their care, consideration, and attention to Benita at the end of her life.
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