Mary Avanelle Jordan Stark

Mary Avanelle Jordan Spark, 90, died Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.

Mrs. Stark was born May 25, 1929, to George Dewey and Erma Lee Kelly Jordan in Little Rock, Ark. A member of the graduating class of 1947 Little Rock Central High School, she worked for South Central Bell Telephone Company in New Orleans, La. and in Flomaton. She retired from Touch-1 Long Distance Service in 1994 and helped pastor with her husband at New Home United Pentecostal Church in Atmore for more than 25 years.

The funeral was held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Breceda officiating. Burial followed at Serenity Gardens with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Stark is survived by two sons, Joseph Frederick (Roman) Stark, Jr. of Palm Springs, Calif. and Robert Neil (Jo) Stark of Gretna, La.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Stark was preceded in death by her husband of more than 52 years, Rev. Joseph F. Stark; one son, Daniel Glenn Stark; her parents; one brother, Herbert Edward Jordan of Denver; two sisters, Virginia Fields of Little Rock and Marjorie Harrell of Ozark, Ark.

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