Young, adventurous, fearless, spontaneous, thoughtful
“Jorr was beautiful on the inside and out with large, beautiful blue eyes and a loud, contagious laugh,” her mother said. “She was my spontaneous, free-spirited, wild child who became my best friend.” Jordan was very down to earth though a little rough around the edges and not very friendly at first meeting; but she was loyal and protective of those she loved. She was unapologetically fearless and real; a scrapper, but also very kind, once you got past her hard exterior.
As a child, Jordan played soccer and basketball and ran track; she hated the running, but was good at jumping hurdles. She loved the water and was a natural swimmer. In summer, Jordan loved sunning on the beach or going to Kalahari Water Park for the big slides. In winter, she got outdoors on the snow mobile. She loved tattoos and piercings and going to Cedar Point Amusement Park, a good match for her since she was always up for an adrenaline rush. She also loved to shop for new clothes and “doll herself up.” According to her mom, she always looked nice, even through her addiction.
Jordan was smart but not really interested in being a good student. She often got into fights and seemed to like drama. Her senior year she did online learning, and was able to graduate, and walk across the stage, a very proud moment for her.
Jordan was a hard worker and started working at 15, because she liked to earn her own money. She worked as a server at a restaurant for about four years when a co-worker saw her using drugs and reported it out of concern for her well being. She had an offer to come back to work once she got help, but her pride didn’t allow it. She tried various jobs but her addiction became her main focus and she couldn’t maintain a work schedule.
Jordan was passionate about her two children Onica and Karsyn, and tried very hard to be a good mother to them. She had a desire to marry her first, and only true love, Korey, the father of her children and have a happy life. Unfortunately, she passed away when Onica was four and Karsyn was only 6 weeks old.
Living around Jorr during active addiction was difficult for the family. Jorr had changed, she lost interest in all the things she loved and lost the sparkle in her eyes. She lied and stole from the family and couldn’t keep a job. Her mom put locks on the bedroom doors and slept with her keys and purse. At one point she had to give Jorr CPR until the paramedics came to revive her. Jordan’s behavior resulted in her mother having trust issues and focusing almost exclusively on Jorr. It became almost an obsession to “fix” her, though it wasn’t possible.
Her mom misses her beautiful face, laugh and smile and tagging her in Facebook posts. She also misses going to her apartment and hanging out with her and the grandkids. Her mom stated, “Addiction took away my best friend and I will never be the same without her. It truly made me question God.”
Jordan’s mother, Stacey Goodman, provided the information for this narrative.
February 8, 1994-April 21, 2018
Age 24-Lived with addiction 4 years