Jordan Brook AikmanWhite Hall, AR, 1992 - 2021
Jordan Brook Aikman, 28, of White Hall, passed from this life Saturday, January 16, 2021, in Little Rock. Despite all of her challenges, Jordan was strong, courageous and selfless. She was born February 9, 1992, in Pine Bluff. Jordan graduated from White Hall High School. After high school, she worked as a teacher's aide at Moody Elementary in White Hall and volunteered at the White Hall Library.
Jordan really had a passion for movies. She had a collection of over 500 movies. Some movies she would watch over and over until she had memorized all the lines of each character before the lines were said. One tv series that Jordan really liked was "When calls the Heart". She learned that all the Andy Griffith tv shows could be watched on Netflix. She would let her laughter roll out when deputy sheriff Barney Fife would get into some of his antics. She loved card games, particularly Rummy. Not only did she like it, but she was good at it. She would win more than her share of the games. She taught one of her UAMS nurses to play rummy. Jordan liked word searches where she could find words in a jumbled up page of alphabet letters. She had an affection for pets. She had a devoted cat named Milo and two dogs named Pepper and Sassy that were the joy of her life. Jordan had a kind and gentle heart. She got more pleasure from giving than receiving. She spent time preparing lists of all the people she would like to give a gift. Last Halloween she asked her family to bring a large supply of treats for her to give to the doctors and nurses who came into her hospital room. She was delighted when they accepted her gifts.
The Good Lord chose Jordan to be our teacher at a very early age. She taught us all who knew her strength, compassion, selflessness and love. She also had a great sense of humor and her will to live and love was unmatched. Jordan spent the last 166 days of her life in a hospital bed, most of it at UAMS Hospital. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff.
Survivors include her father, Rob (Susan) Aikman of White Hall; her mother, Terri Garrett Aikman of Hardin; siblings, Justin (Megan) Bridges of Cabot and Air Force Lt. Col. Garrett (Melissa) Bridges of Niceville, Florida; sister, Caroline Kessel of Pingree Grove, Illinois; step-siblings, Jim Sanders and Lauren (Evan) Sanders Staton; maternal grandfather, Fred Garrett of White Hall; paternal grandparents, Loy and Nadyne Aikman of White Hall; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, with whom Jordan spent many fun times, especially beach trips and family get-togethers. Jordan was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ann Garrett.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Robinson and Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel with Reverend Barbara Douglas officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, from 5-7 p.m., at Robinson and Fuller. All current state Covid-19 guidelines will apply, including mask wearing and social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 32 School Street, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71602, or the White Hall Animal Shelter, 101 Parkway Drive, White Hall, Ark., 71602. Family and friends may leave online condolences or view the service on the livestream at www.RFWhiteHall.com.
Published January 19, 2021
OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
Ralph Robinson & Son
807 South Cherry Street, P.O. Box 5254, Pine Bluff, AR