In Loving

Beverly Ware Jordan

August 20 1947 – February 24, 2022

The brightest star in the firmament will forevermore be the light from Beverly Ware Jordan, who passed from this world on Feb. 24, 2022.
Beverly was born in Lynchburg on Aug. 20, 1947 to her parents Fontaine P. and Beatrice R. Ware who preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by a brother Fontaine P. Ware, Jr.; and her son Lance R. Jordan. She is survived by her son Fontaine Scott Jordan, his wife Lindsay Stone and their children Willy J. Stone, Angelyn Jordan and Saffron Jordan. She is also survived by her daughter in law Penny S. Jordan and her children Peyton Jordan and Lila Jordan. Additionally she is survived by her life partner Blake Montgomery and sisters Kaye W. Mathews, Frankie W. Farmer and Louise Ware. Beverly will be sorely missed by a host of extended family and friends whom she loved dearly.
Bev graduated from E. C. Glass High School and worked for Bell Atlantic, now Verizon, retiring after 25 years with the company.
Travel, especially to Europe, cooking and music, music, music were her passions besides her family. She delighted in going to hear live music and dance the night away, encouraging everyone to join in her merriment.
There will be a visitation on Fri., Mar.4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Affinity Funeral Service in Richmond with a celebration of life to follow in Lynchburg at a time to be determined later.
For those who wish to honor Bev’s life with a memorial donation the family suggests donations to the Massey Cancer Center, the Environmental Defense Fund or the Poindexter Family Cemetery fund.
“May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay forever young.”
Although your song here has ended, Beverly, the melody will linger in our memory and you will stay forever young.



Affinity Funeral Service

Richmond Chapel


Fri, March 4, 2022


6:30 to 8:30 pm

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  1. Donnie March 1, 2022 at 10:35 am - Reply

    There are no words I could ever leave that would be enough for my “sista”. Some of the best times and memories of my life.

  2. Lynn Farmer Crawford March 1, 2022 at 10:59 am - Reply

    To my aunt Bev, the eternal hippie. To fun no sleep bluegrass festivals. To protests and the march on Washington. To dancing in the streets and music, sweet music. To your quick wit and love for all who knew you. I will miss your free spirit but I will see you again.✌️

  3. Michele & JW Stinnett March 1, 2022 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Prayers for peace for your grief. No more suffering, no more pain. Fly high, Bev. You will be missed. Michele & JW Stinnett

  4. Kaye Mathews March 1, 2022 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    My baby sister. I will miss her until I join her.

  5. Ann Reynolds March 1, 2022 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I will forever miss your smiling face. You have the kindest, most giving spirit of anyone I know. Everytime we did anything, it was an adventure. So many wonderful memories!
    Love you!

  6. Sophie Taylor March 1, 2022 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    My first memory was when she came to EC Glass and walked into Clyde Fitzgerald’s history class. Let the fun began.! So many great memories old and new. Rest In Peace my friend. Until we meet again.

  7. SUSIE CROUCH MATHIAS March 2, 2022 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Beverly, you were loved and will be missed by many. Your family and friends adored you. Rest in peace darlin’. Love, Susie

  8. Martha Hopkins March 2, 2022 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    My precious Bev, I’ll always hold onto the wonderful memories we made together, at your home, the Cunningham’s home and my Grandmothers home, they were some of the best years, our high school days together! The days when our children were growing up was a story of its own, I Love you Bev, may you have everlasting peace my precious friend, you are truly missed by so many of your friends and your precious family. “One Sweet Day” we will reunite again in happiness.

  9. Betty Reid March 2, 2022 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Bev was one of a kind, full of life, love and laughter. One funny memory I have of her in high school was how she collected boys class rings. I never got it straight if she went steady with them for a short while or if she just asked them for their ring. Anyway she had a collection she wore on a charm bracelet. Only Bev! Bev was loved and will be missed by many.

    • Jimmy Thompson March 5, 2022 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Bev, I will miss your smile, our friendly political debates and your life stories. Above all, I will miss your positivity the most. Nothing was all that bad and no matter the situation you said we should be thankful it wasn’t worse. Love you Bev and enjoy the endless fields and as Penny said to me, hanging out with Jerry Garcia and doing fun stuff.
      Peace, love and happiness Beverly.

  10. William Blackwell March 2, 2022 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Bev did not get my high school class ring, but we did date a few times and had a lot of fun! She was, as others here have said, a free spirit who loved music and had a quick wit. I got to know her sister Louise via Democrat politics — she bleed blue and was a force in Virginia politics for many years!

    To Louise and all the Ware family, I offer my sincere condolences on the loss of a special person! RIP Bev!!

    Bill Blackwell

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