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Julia "Julie" Carole Lewis Jordan, 47, of Nashville, Tenn., died July 21, 2017, in Nashville, after a long illness.
She leaves behind her husband, Jeffery L. Jordan; her parents, Reva Rice Lewis and James C. Lewis of Catlettsburg; her two daughters, and sons-in-law, Corie Kathleen Prater and Matthew W. Prater of Nashville and Emily Carole Warren and Shane F. Warren of Morehead; her granddaughter, Leah Kathleen Prater of Nashville; and her uncle, Gary D. Lewis and his wife Donna of Paintsville.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, A. G. and Effie H. Rice; and her paternal grandparents, D. A. and Viola B. Lewis.
She was born Feb. 26, 1970, in Ashland.
Julie spent much of her youth in Sandy Hook and graduated from Elliott County High School in 1987. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Morehead State University in 1990 and Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Kentucky in Lexington in 1994. Julie moved to Nashville in 2004 to work for United Methodist Communications where she served as project manager of the web team until retiring in 2016. She also worked at Morehead State University, specializing in distance learning systems administration.
Known for her strong faith, Julie touched hundreds of people with her humble, kind, and serving spirit. She was a member of Bellevue United Methodist Church in Nashville and several other churches during her life. After becoming a Christian at the age of 14, she was a member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Children's Church. She was a member of the Christian Youth Center in Sandy Hook, participating in many activities and teaching the Small Miracles class. She was also a member of Morehead United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. Her hobbies included knitting, attending concerts and playing with Leah.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gilda's Club of Middle Tennessee, 1707 Division Street, Nashville TN, 37203 or at gildasclubmiddletn.org.
A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. August 19, 2017, at Morehead United Methodist Church located on West Main Street in Morehead.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. August 19, 2017, at the church.
Published on July 28, 2017
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