Shirley Jordan Stuckey, 88, died Thursday, December 31 at Hospice House after an illness.
A graveside service will be held at Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Wearing of masks and distancing will be practiced at the service.
She was born in Darlington County in 1932, daughter of the late Laurie Wells and Louise Redick Jordan. She graduated Indiantown High School in 1950 and in 1953 she successfully completed nursing school at McLeod Infirmary. She played basketball all three years of nursing school. She was a top player for the “Blue Flashes”. For 62 years she served as a full-time RN in the Hemingway and Kingstree communities, in hospital and clinical settings. She was known for wholehearted commitment to the community and “being there” for families in need of medical services. There are countless stories that begin with, “I don’t know what we would have done without Shirley.”
She is preceded in death by her husband, Reese Stuckey and her sister June Jordan Powell. Shirley is survived by her brother Laurie Jordan (Frances) and her sister Linda Jordan Hill. Also surviving are her daughter Shirese Palmieri (Dean) and her son Greg Stuckey (Jamie). Shirley loved and enjoyed her 7 grandchildren Shane (Libby), Heather (Eric), Josh, Joseph, Jennifer, Jordan Leigh (Josiah), Callie, and Mack as well as her 5 great grandchildren Alexis, Shelley, Haleigh, Ava, Bahia and Courtney. Shirley was also a dedicated sister, aunt and friend. Many other families also claim her as family, too many to list.
Shirley enjoyed crochet and crafts as well. She enjoyed making blankets for her family and also sent her handmade items to many continents and nations in the bags of numerous short-term mission teams.
In lieu of flowers please consider sending memorial gifts to Union Diversified Industries (UDI), an organization that provides work activities and life training skills for adults with developmental disabilities in honor of grandson Joseph or to Burn Care International, a medical missions organization providing burn care in under developed regions of the world. Shirley was uniquely connected in these ways.
Burn Care International: 419 Woodland Dr, Florence, SC 29501
Union Diversified Industries: P.O. Box 492, Monroe, NC 28111
Cain Calcutt Funeral Home is honored to serve the Stuckey family.
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