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Odelle Jordan Cato

April 30, 1921 — July 2, 2021

Catherine Odelle Jordan Cato, 100, of Moultrie, formerly of Doerun, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Wayne Woods officiating assisted by Mr. Frank Cox.   A private interment will be held in Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Sale City, Georgia.

Visitation will be held at the Cobb Funeral Chapel on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 1:00-2:00 PM at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

Casketbearers will be Whiddon Henry, Carter Henry, James Henry and Will Henry. 

Mrs. Cato was born April 30, 1921, in Colquitt County, daughter of the late William Jackson Jordan and Sallie Nancy Giles Jordan. Mrs. Cato met her love, Hiram T. Cato, at the Swift Canteen Skating Rink, sharing a wonderful life together until his death in 1977. Mrs. Cato dedicated over 20 years to her role as librarian for Doerun Public Library and particularly enjoyed touching the lives of the many children who visited. She was a member of the Volunteer Auxiliary at Colquitt Regional Medical Hospital, a role that suited her easy-going and sweet nature. Mrs. Cato loved to garden and shared her talents with the Magnolia Garden Club, serving in various positions over the years. She was always up for traveling with family and friends. Mrs. Cato was a very dedicated member of Cool Springs Baptist Church, Sale City, until her move to a Magnolia Manor Independent apartment in Moultrie. At that time, she became an active member at First Baptist Church in Moultrie. Not one to sit still, Mrs. Cato began painting at 90 years of age and in just over a decade created more than 100 remarkable landscapes and still-life paintings. She was determined to celebrate 100 years and enjoyed her last birthday with many family and friends.

She is survived by her children; Elizabeth O’Connell (Tom), Janelle Sabourin (Larry), Gloria Patton Smith (Larry), and Barbara Henry; Grandchildren, John Patton, Lynn Patton, Russell Henry, Clif Henry (Ashley), Jill Sabourin Harper (Mark Sebulsky), Nicole Sabourin Loeffler (Guy), Tracy Cato (Katie), and Judson Cato (Tracy and Jud's mother, Nancy I. Matthews); Great grandchildren, Whiddon Henry, Carter Henry, James Henry, Will Henry (their mother, Anne W. Henry), Paul Harper, Sam Loeffler, Ryan Loeffler, Kyle Loeffler, Jackson Cato, Sadie Laurel Cato, Grayson Cato, Kate Henry, and Hudson Henry; brother, Gurland Jordan; and sisters, Lois Goodroe, Faye Rowe, and Virginia Asbell (Grady); and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram T. Cato; her son, Gerald Cato; sisters, Mozelle Coleman and Doris DeLong; and brothers, William Jordan, Burnett Jordan and Eddie Jordan. The family is grateful for the loving care and devotion by Betty Thornton and her team.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a charity related to the organizations in which Mrs. Cato participated or the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Sale City, 6029 Thigpen Trail, Doerun, GA. 31744.


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