Sue Carol Larson/Jordan

Sue Carol Larson/Jordan

September 6, 1939 – March 8, 2024

A Life Remembered:

Sue Carol, a devotee of all things chocolate, was a force of nature—feisty, strong, and unapologetically direct. Born in Miami, Florida, she spent her early years in Key West, contributing to a family history that traced its American roots back to 1892. Sue’s family settled in Jacksonville in 1942, where Sue Carol, affectionately known by her parents, Robert F. Larson and Alberta A. Larson, grew into the vivacious person we cherished. Her grandfather, Ivan Elwood, served as Key West’s police chief for over 30 years, while her mother Sue traveled coast to coast, instilling in Sue Carol a zest for life that never faded.

Sue Carol’s journey through education took her from Ruth N. Upson Elementary to in Florida graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, eventually leading her to Florida State University. Dance was her passion, bringing joy not only to herself but to everyone around her as she graced dance floors from Jacksonville Beach to abroad.

The challenges of single motherhood in the late ’60s and ’70s did not deter Sue. She worked 3 jobs and raised her two children, James R. Jenkins and Iva-Sue Jenkins, with unwavering love and protection. Her legacy extends to her grandchildren, Aliya Jenkins, Dakota Graziano, Sierra Cook, and great-grandchild, Anthony Cook. She is also remembered by her sister, Iva-Fran Larson; nephew, Ivan Robert Ross; cousins, Jason and Natashia Ross and their children, Olivia and Oliver.

Her best friend was Pat Foote and the entire family of 4 Foote children. Entertaining the many many family, friends and grand children became an every weekend party event, making memories of fun and laughter with pool parties, birthday parties, retirement parties, every type of party you could ever imagine. Sue Carol was the center of the universe for her family, and just made this world complete.

Sue’s later years were as full of life as her youth. She embarked on entrepreneurial ventures, including the successful “Freedom Bail Bonds” with her new husband, Dave Jordan, and helped launch “Club Savoy,” a dance club where she once again shone brightly as the belle of the ball. Her love for animals, especially her dogs Little Thor, April, and Velvet, showcased her tender and caring nature, bringing joy and laughter into her home.

Sue’s final years were spent enjoying simple pleasures: sunset cruises on the St. Johns River, dining at her favorite spots, and basking in the beauty of the beach, her most cherished place. She passed away peacefully on March 8, 2024, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, a place of profound family history, with her loving children by her side.

In lieu of flowers, we invite donations to a charity of your choice in Sue Carol’s memory. Join us to celebrate her remarkable life by sharing a flower and a memory at the Celebration of Life Service.

Celebration of Life Service : March 23, 2024, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

East Coast Sport Rentals, Jax Beach, FL — 1617 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

James R. Jenkins at 904.716.5149

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