Betty Jo Messer Gordon, 79, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Survivors include Pat Steadman and husband, Perry, of Hendersonville, N.C.; David Gordon and wife, Patty, of Tellico; Diane Little and husband, Richard, of Powder Springs, Ga.; Chris Toomey and husband, Byron, of Calhoun; and Karen Heifner and husband, John, of Charleston. The ones who loved her dearly and knew her simply as “Mamaw”: Paul and Pam Summey, Scott Summey, Tammie and Patrick Condon, Heather and Nicholas McDonald, James and Brooke Gordon, Billie and Doug Stevens, Amanda Rogers, Allen Freeman, Gwen and Josh Borin, Miranda Jo Heifner and CJ Heifner. The ones who loved her (and her tootsie rolls) and affectionately called her “Nana Jo”: Hayden, Patrick, Daniel, Hayden, Parker, Lily, Anna, Peyton, Andrew, Sassy, BJ, Josh, Justin, Andrea, David, Alyssa Jo, Isaiah, Zander, Ky, Kameron, Abigail and Kayla.
The funeral will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at noon in the chapel of Ralph Buckner will Larry Holland officiating.
Interment will immediately follow at Calhoun First Baptist Church Cemetery.
A white dove release will conclude the ceremony.
Paul Summey, Scott Summey, Nicholas McDonald, Allen Freeman, CJ Heifner, James Gordon and Josh Borin will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Parker Summey, Andrew McDonald and Isaiah Borin.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gordon family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.