Jamie L. Jourdan

September 13, 1967 - July 29, 2018

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Thursday, August 02, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 E US 6, Kendallville, IN

Friday, August 03, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 E US 6, Kendallville, IN


Friday, August 03, 12:00 PM
Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 E US 6, Kendallville, IN


Jamie Larae (Ritchie) Jourdan, 50, of Centreville, Michigan, and formerly of Rome City died Sunday, July 29, 2018, as the result of an auto accident near Schoolcraft, Michigan.

She was born September 13, 1967, in Kendallville to Estill “Audie” and Joy (Fugate) Ritchie. They survive in Rome City.

On April 7, 2006, in Centreville, Michigan, she married the love of her life, Bill Lee Jourdan. He survives in Centreville, Michigan.

Mrs. Jourdan had lived in Centreville since 2004, coming from Rome City. She worked as a graphics technician at Coachmen Industries in Middlebury.

Jamie enjoyed scrapbooking. She dearly loved being with family, especially her grandsons.

Also surviving are three daughters, Lacie Shepherd of Rome City, Chelsea (Chris Chapman) Burton of Sturgis, Michigan, and Logan Jourdan of Centreville, Michigan; a son, Ryan S. (Alivia Heffner) Miller of Elkhart; two grandsons, Cace Austin Shepherd and Oliver Thomas Chapman; two brothers, Lonnie (Robin Jordan) Ritchie of Wolcottville and Thomas Scott (Sonja Klemm) Ritchie of Rome City; a niece, Jessica (Chuck Stambaugh) Certain of Fort Wayne; and her mother-in-law, Sheryl (Michael) Benjamin of Sturgis, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James Jourdan, Sr.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 3, 2018, at 12 p.m. at Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 East Highway 6, Kendallville with Pastor Shawn Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Miller, Lonnie Ritchie, Scott Ritchie, Joe Ackerman, Ronnie Jordan, Marc Terrell, James Jordan, Jr., Roger Prater, and Kenny Barden.

Calling is Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to the Jamie Jourdan Memorial Fund for the benefit of her grandsons.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

August 8th, 2018 8:40am
Elkhart, IN

I didn't know Jamie but my husband and a few of our friends worked with Jamie everyday and I have seen first hand how this has affected them and how much she meant to the people around her. I am so very sorry for you loss.

Robin Arnett Hamilton
August 4th, 2018 3:35pm
Columbus, Ohio

My thoughts and prayers to the family . I am at a loss for words. What a wonderful woman! She will be greatly missed.

Sandra Burton
August 3rd, 2018 11:33am
Topeka, IN

My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with the family during this time of loss.

Scott Mapes
August 3rd, 2018 10:47am
Rome City, IN

I was so shocked to hear about the loss of Jamie. We never saw each other after high school, but I never forgot her, and I especially never forgot her laugh. You didn't even have to look and you knew it was her. That laugh kept playing over and over in my head for a couple of days. My deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss.

Beulah F Perkins
August 3rd, 2018 6:59am
Carrie, Ky

I'm so very sorry for you all, we love you all so much and I hate that we can't be there but I know you understand. Know we are there in spirit. If you need to talk or just anything please let us know. Again love you all...

The Godsey Family
August 3rd, 2018 12:07am
Knott County Kentucky

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

millie springer
August 2nd, 2018 2:12pm

my heart is breaking for you.

Angela Emerick
August 2nd, 2018 1:43pm
Stroh in

I'm so sorry for your guys loss. Jamie will always be in my heart. I love you guys and I'm praying for you all to get through this.

Connie Lee
August 2nd, 2018 1:29pm

So deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers for all. Connie

Ken Marrs
August 2nd, 2018 12:15pm
Kendallville, IN

No words seem to be enough at times like this. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Ken Marrs

Kim Duty
August 2nd, 2018 10:31am

I am at a loss for words. I have been blessed since first grade to have Jamie as my friend. She was truly an angel on earth and now in heaven. Her beautiful smile and laughter will forever be missed. She will always be in my heart.

Vicky Smith
August 2nd, 2018 9:44am
Topmost, Kentucky

To all of Jamie's family and friends I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful lady! She will be missed by everyone that knew her and loved her. She always had a smile on her beautiful face. Praying for all of you during this difficult time. Love you all

August 2nd, 2018 7:03am
Orlando, Florida

To the Richie family and Friends.. I will be praying for all of you and that God above will send you a sign of peace that he has brought Jamie into his fold and given her wings and a halo to always shine down on you.

JaiAnna Joy
August 1st, 2018 10:26pm
Hazard Ky

Joy, Audie, Lacie, and Ryan... first and foremost I want to let you all know that I LOVE YOU ALL. I’m at a loss for words and really wish I could be there. But I am so so very very sorry. Jamie was most definitely one of a kind, one with one big loving heart and a lovely smile that would light up the whole room when she would walk in. I’ll never forget the last time I was able to have went out to eat with Jamie, Audie , Joy and Ryan, when they came down for a reunion a couple weeks before my wedding, we went to Francis’s Dinner and ate, and laughed, and laughed until we couldn’t laugh no more. Prayers will continue for God to give you comfort and strength during this difficult time. I love you all. 💔❤️

Connie Jo Perkins Durrence
August 1st, 2018 10:06pm
Glennville, Georgia

All of us here in Georgia are so sorry for y’all’s loss... Praying for comfort during this hard time. ❤️

Tammy (Bowman) Ormsby
August 1st, 2018 8:55pm
Milan, IN

Words can't express how heart broke i am to hear of Jamie's passing. She was the most beautiful person inside and out. Go fly high my friend until i see you again. Praying for your family.

Scott Lawson
August 1st, 2018 8:16pm
United States

So sorry to hear this. She was a neat person. In our thoughts and prayers.

Dave & Alda Nissen
August 1st, 2018 4:58pm
Wolcottville, Indiana

We are so sorry for your tragic loss. What a beautiful lady! May God give you peace to help you to heal. Please know that our prayers are with you!

Pro Custom, Inc.
August 1st, 2018 3:19pm
Elkhart, Indiana

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Heidi A. Hulse
August 1st, 2018 3:16pm
Elkhart, Indiana

My heart felt condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your tragic loss, and I will pray for you all.

Cindy Sparkman
August 1st, 2018 11:55am
Edon Ohio

You are all in my thoughts and prayers . may God wrap in the warmth of his hug in this time of need . so sorry for your loss. .

Barb McCoy
August 1st, 2018 9:03am

When I first heard the very very sad news, the first thing I thought of and told Dan was I can still hear her laugh and see how bubbly she was. Never seen her mad at anyone. I haven't seen her or Bill in a long time but have lots of memories. rip Jamie and Bill I pray the Lord can help you through this terrible time. Thoughts and prayers to all

Jack, Beth & Hannah Handshoe
August 1st, 2018 8:42am

So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family 💕

Veda Bowlin
August 1st, 2018 8:00am
Williamsburg, Ky.

I am so sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are breaking. I just lost my baby daughter Angela ,one mo. And 2 days ago. Age 49. I know and feel your pain I am still in shock. Jamie was a very sweet soul and beautiful inside and out. My heart breaks for her family . God only takes the best. He needed another ANGEL. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL....

Melissa Hicks
August 1st, 2018 4:15am
Ligonier indiana

Rest in peace sweet lady you will be missed

Kristen perkins
August 1st, 2018 12:15am
Elmwood park IL

My deepest condolences to the family of Jamie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you all . Jamie Spirit will go on living through her family and everyone who new her she was so beautiful sweet and loved her smile so beautiful my heart is aching for you all I'm here for you all if you need me I will continue to pray for you all kristen

Liz Coy
July 31st, 2018 9:33pm
Jeffersonville, Ohio

Such a beautiful lady taken way too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. I'm so sorry...

Rick Criswell
July 31st, 2018 8:19pm

I have been at a loss for words. To Jamie's family, I send love and peace your way. It seems like yesterday we were all kids in Rome City. I know that Jamie was one of the kindest, most loving human beings ever put on this earth. She didn't know a stranger and she would always find good in everything. She will be missed by so many. Love you Jamie and thank you for sharing your love right back. xo

Tricia Sobeski
July 31st, 2018 7:55pm
United States

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Ken and Kathy Sahli
July 31st, 2018 7:43pm

You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Alleen Mapes
July 31st, 2018 7:17pm
Rome City

My family sends our deepest sympathy. We were shocked and saddened to hear about your loss. Jamie was a beautiful person in every sense of the word. Rest In Peace, Jamie. Ken, Alleen, Scott and Kelli Mapes Humphrey

David Stidham
July 31st, 2018 5:51pm
320 Shirley Rd Smyrna TN 37167

My prayers are with you during this very sad loss.i always loved your family may God be with you.

Julie MaMahan Ritchie
July 31st, 2018 5:50pm

My Dearest friend Jamie I'm at loss of words. What started as a friendship when we were young to sisterhood for years. I will hold our memories forever. Fly high Sister

Micci Brown
July 31st, 2018 5:49pm

So sorry for your loss what a sweet beautiful lady .. god bless her and her family Rip Jamie

Rebecca Holt
July 31st, 2018 4:42pm
Cape Coral, Florida

My prayers for Bill and Jamie's family. She was definitely a blessing, one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. I know her family will miss her dearly but with out a doubt she will be watching over every single one of them. God Bless your sweet soul my beautiful lady. We will meet again.

Doug Perkins
July 31st, 2018 4:32pm
United States

So sorry, Jamie is an Angel so precious to all, She will be missed. Love you All, Doug & Elizabeth Perkins

Howard smith
July 31st, 2018 4:06pm
North carolina

A friend of the family. Sorry about your loss.

Pauling Randol
July 31st, 2018 3:46pm
Sturgis, Mi

The world is less bright without you here. I will always remember you loving, giving, silly and sweetness. I am praying for healing for your family and anyone who you ever crossed paths with. It was so wonderful having you a's a cousin. Fly high you will always be in my heart

Rob Boyles
July 31st, 2018 3:28pm
Cincinnati, OH

Heaven just got a new Angel. My thoughts and prayers to the family and her friends. Jaime's light in our hearts will never be extinguished! She was a very special lady!

Laura Saggars
July 31st, 2018 3:25pm
Columbia City Indiana

My whole hearted condolences to the entire family and friends Jamie was one of the most dearest and warm hearted people I have ever known it was a blessing to know her. I pray that the loving arms of the Lord comforts all that seek comfort through this horrible time. A special thought and prayer goes out to Lacie and Cace she may not be here in physical form but she is a beautiful angel always with you in spirit love you lace ❤️

Galita Hicks Isaacs
July 31st, 2018 3:14pm

RIP sweetie may god bless your Mom and dad!

Omega Fugate Chamberlain
July 31st, 2018 2:55pm
Citrus Springs Florida

So many memories when we was little...I’m going to miss you my sweetie..You was the best..I always thought you was the prettiest girl on earth...You had a heart ❤️ of gold for sure... mine is breaking right now 💔R.I.P my love❤️❤️Your aunt Omega

Rhonda Heffner
July 31st, 2018 2:46pm

Prayers to the family.Jamie was such a joy to be around.I will miss our Mothers Day Breakfasts! Rest peacefully my sweet friend.

Melissa Surdick
July 31st, 2018 2:27pm
Three Rivers Michigan

I will miss your wonderful laugh and your beautiful smile!! I will miss hearing you sing and watching u dance... I will miss just talking with you about anything .. I will miss you always.... R.I.H beautiful Angel

July 31st, 2018 2:11pm

I will miss your big smile and infectious laugh, but most of all I will miss your great big heart. RIP Sis. I love you❤

Beverly Holliday
July 31st, 2018 2:05pm
Rome City

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Jamie!! She was a special lady and was loved by many people!! She will be forever missed. My heart goes out to all of you. Hugs and continued prayers for everyone!! RIP Jamie🌹🌹💖

Lonnie Joe RITCHIE
July 31st, 2018 2:00pm

I'll sadly miss you till I breathe MY last breath..Bubbie🎲🎲💹😁🎸🎶

Phyllis & Clifford Hunter
July 31st, 2018 1:57pm

our prayers are with you

Deb Schrock
July 31st, 2018 1:45pm
United States

I am so sorry.

Michaele Holliday Lee
July 31st, 2018 1:44pm
Kingman, AZ.

I just heard news. Very shocking. I went to school with Jamie. We never really stayed in contact but I was so sad to hear that she has passed on. Prayers for her family.

July 31st, 2018 1:01pm

A part of me has left this earth. Jamie and I have had a special relationship for 35 years. Always seeming to know when each other was in need. The miles have separated us but our hearts are never apart. She's gone home to be with the Lord sooner than anyone could have imagined, but she is in good hands and I hope that knowing this brings some peace to all of us who loved her. John 3:16