Romanda Michelle Spencer Jordan, 38, of Monticello, passed away on March 30, 2016 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
She was a 1995 graduate of Monticello High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Monticello where received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education-Special Education. In 2007, she received a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Education Technology and held a teachers license from the State of Arkansas. She was employed by the University of Arkansas at Monticello in Warren where she was an instructor for CDA and instructor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
Romanda accepted Christ as her savior at a young age. She joined Mt. Pleasant AME Church in her early years under the leadership of Rev. Jesse Washington and later joined Zion Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Larry Hood, who is currently pastor. She was united in matrimony to Ricky Jordan in 1998 and have two children.
She was born on July, 29, 1977 at Monticello, and wa the daughter of Willie Gene Smith, Jr. and Barbara Kay Spencer.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents Robert and Carrin Spencer and Willie and Marth Smith.
She is survived by a son, Javaris J. Jordan and a daughter, Jaliah J. Jordan, both of Monticello; her parents, Willie and Barbara Smith of Monticello; sisters, Kasey (Robert) Smith and Carmen (Josmine) Smith, both of Monticello; three nephews, Jaylen, Jamauirson and JaCabrien Smith all of Monticello; aunts, Lucy (Rev. Nelson) Spencer of Monticello; Gwen (David) Queens of District Heights, Maryland; Sharon (Gary) of Anchorage, Alaska; Brenda Phillips of Lake Village; Uncles, Doby Spencer of Perth, Australia; Robert (Kathy) Spencer of Tucson, Arizona, Reggie (Rita) Spencer of Crossett, Arnett (Felicia) Spencer of Pine Bluff, Don (Carmile) Smith of Monticello, Edgar Spencer of Lacey; special relatives and friends; LaTisha Spencer, Marlando Phillips, Gwen Hawkins, LaToya Martin, Muniki Gragg, Demetrice Thomas, Ladeshia Daniels, Cristal Fortner, Keith and Kevin Allen and Sylvester Williams (deceased); and a host of relatives, friends, colleagues, students and classmates.
Funeral services will be held on April 9 at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel with burial to follow in Campground Cemetery. Visitation is April 8 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.