Susan Elizabeth Jordan (Lily) of Camp Hill, PA, died the morning of September 21, 2020 after living with osteosarcoma for more than five years. Lily was born on October 19, 2002 in Harrisburg, PA and was the daughter of Richard Earle Jordan III and Elizabeth (Stanley) Jordan, and the sister of Richard Earle Jordan IV (RJ). Lily was a senior at the Circle School in Harrisburg, PA.
Also surviving Lily in addition to her parents and brother are her grandparents Richard Earle Jordan II and Sharon (Noss) Jordan of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Peter Stanley and Susan (Hine) Stanley of Philadelphia, PA, aunts Jamie Jordan Hutton (David) of Carlisle, PA and Susannah Stanley Ewing (Chris) of Mill Valley, CA, and cousins Jordan, Matilda, Nolan, and Maya, countless friends and extended family members, as well as the PSU Crossfit Team, who adopted Lily as their ‘THON child for the past five years.
To honor Lily, if you feel led please consider making a donation to one of the following organizations that were dear to her heart: Eric’s Camp Fund (www.ericscampfund.com) which benefits the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Gamut Theatre Group (www.gamuttheatre.org) and the Circle School (www.circleschool.com).
Services will be private. A celebration of Lily’s life will be held in the future.
Lily loved spending time with friends, performing in the theatre, the Camp Hill Color Guard, singing and dancing, playing the ukulele, riding horses, and her many beloved pets. One of Lily’s favorite things to do was to ride in the front of her Grandfather’s boat on Lake Winnipesaukee going as fast as it could go. She was funny and smart and kind, and her bravery and strength inspired all who met her. It is with grateful hearts that her family knows that she can now run happily on the campus of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, dance and sing on the stage of the Gamut Theatre, and watch over the students of the Circle School. She is now wonderfully and perfectly free.
Thank you Lily for the honor and priviledge to know you, know your kind heart, and know your courageous ways. You have touched so many, and so many are better because of you. You will be dearly missed and forever an inspiration.
Words cannot begin to express how very sorry I am for your loss. I watched Lily grow into the most amazing, brave young woman I have ever known. She was truly an inspiration. My heart aches for the entire Jordan family. You raised an incredible human being. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will never forget this amazing girl. Much love to all of you.
Even though my family only met Lily a few times, we felt like we knew her forever especially through Jen and her family. We are so honored that we had the privilege of knowing such a wonderful young lady and a true inspiration to all. Lily definitely made a mark on our hearts as she did so many people. We are so sorry for your loss and cannot begin to imagine all the emotions you are going through. Please know that we are sending tons of hugs and kisses your way as well as tons of prayers. Tons of love! Julia, Eric and I will always cherish the time we got to make bracelets together!
I met Lily at the Circle School in the spring of 2018, when she was enthused with cooking with Ann S. Her strong spirit and joy for life was evident. Many are sharing a part in the deep grief of your loss.
I write to offer condolences, to express how sorry I am for your loss. As others have expressed, it is difficult to find the words to adequately say what Elsa and I are feeling so deeply. Elsa adored Lily. Though she only spent a few, intense days with Lily in September of 2017, Elsa told me she often liked to think of Lily as a sister. Together we loved Lily (and you all) from Connecticut and Elsa would frequently ask when we might visit you. We send our love and we will continue to feel Lily’s influence in our lives as we carry her in our heart and do all that we are able to honor her spirit. We send love.
We are blessed to know Lily and to have watched her shine on and off stage. She shared the warmth of her glow with all who knew her. Her beautiful spirit has impacted many, and the ripples of her life have no end.
Even if I never knew Lily personally she really touched my heart with all her strength even though she knew she was terminal I’ll she live it day by day like it was her last but still put a smile on her face even though she did not know when it was going to be all over. She really was a inspiration to all who came across her and her legacy will always live on. This is not the end of her it’s just the beginning
Mi dispiace molto per la perdita di Lily. Ho conosciuto la sua storia e ho iniziato a seguirla su instagram. Ho avuto parenti e persone a me molto vicine con la stessa malattia. Una cosa molto triste. Comunque Lei mi ha insegnato il coraggio, la forza, la tenacia e la voglio di vivere ogni momento di questo nostro passaggio in questa terra. Le mie più sentite condoglianze alla sua famiglia e tutti quelli che l’hanno conosciuta. Dall’Italia un abbraccio con il cuore.❤🌈🙋🏻♂️🇮🇹
I am so saddened to hear the news. Although I never had the honor to meet Lily, I can only imagine what a wonderful person she was. I went to high school with Lecia and although it’s been close to 30 years since we graduated, I remember Lecia being such a kind and great person and I have no doubt that Lily was just like her. My sincere condolences to you Lecia, your family and all those who were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to spend time with Lily. My prayers are being sent to all of you during this extremely difficult time.
I never knew Lily, but was a high school classmate and good friend of her grandfather Peter, and a friend too of her grandmother Susan.