Family friend remembers Tifton shooting victim - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Family friend remembers Tifton shooting victim

Rachel Jordan. (Source: Tifton Gazette) Rachel Jordan. (Source: Tifton Gazette)
Danny Gaskins Jr. is a friend of Rachel Jordan. (Source: WALB) Danny Gaskins Jr. is a friend of Rachel Jordan. (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A family friend of a Tifton woman who died after being shot multiple times this week speaks out about her life. 

Our partners at the Tifton Gazette reported it happened Tuesday at Rachel Jordan's home on Old Brookfield Road.

Danny Gaskins tells us he attended Rachel Jordan's visitation Saturday.

He describes Jordan as a mother-figure to him, and said seeing her at the viewing, made her shooting death that much more real.

"Rachel was the kind of person that, she would invite you inside of her home and would sit you down for a nice meal," said Gaskins.

Gaskins has known Rachel Jordan and her family for more than 15 years.

"If you needed a friend to talk to she would be that person that would give you someone to talk too," said Gaskins.

He remembers the moment he got the news of her death.

"When I got the phone call from Rachel's nephew Jimmy, and he actually called me and said "Danny I need you to sit down, I've got some bad news for you" and that's when I found out that she had been shot," said Gaskins.  

Tift County's coroner said someone shot Jordan several times Tuesday.

She was pronounced dead at Tift Regional Hospital.

According to the coroner, the person who shot Jordan then turned the gun on himself.

"It's just really tragic to try to take in and you know try to let it sink in because somebody like that, really didn't deserve what they got," said Gaskins.   

"Her memory will last on that's for sure she will never be forgotten," said Gaskins.

Gaskins said while Jordan's life was cut short, he plans to keep in touch with her family during this time. 

 "They're very strong people and I want all the thoughts and prayers to go out to them and their family in their time of need because she didn't deserve this," said Gaskins.

Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Crews work to restore power in Irwin County

    Crews work to restore power in Irwin County

    Monday, July 23 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-07-23 09:44:20 GMT
    Irwin EMC Crews have been out since 10 Sunday night. (Source: WALB)Irwin EMC Crews have been out since 10 Sunday night. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Some people in Irwin County are waking up without power this Monday morning after severe storms snapped trees and power lines.

    More >>

    Some people in Irwin County are waking up without power this Monday morning after severe storms snapped trees and power lines.

    More >>
  • Storm relief efforts still going strong after severe weather

    Storm relief efforts still going strong after severe weather

    Monday, July 23 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-07-23 08:19:31 GMT
    A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).A house that has been in Arlington for over 100 years, now has a tree collapsed through it after Saturday's severe weather storm. (Source: WALB).

    Sunday night, Arlington Police said a number of residents are still without power and water in that city after a severe storm swept through the area.

    More >>

    Sunday night, Arlington Police said a number of residents are still without power and water in that city after a severe storm swept through the area.

    More >>
  • Area churches working to end violence through prayer and unity

    Area churches working to end violence through prayer and unity

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:52:13 GMT
    Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).
    Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).Over six churches will join together to end violence in the City of Albany by hosting a tent revival tour. (Source: WALB).

    Several Albany churches are joining hands this week to end violence through prayer by hosting a continued tent revival tour in areas of high crime.  Fisherman of Men for Christ and five other churches will have a tent-gathering starting Monday, until Friday on the corner of West Whitney and Jefferson Street.  

    More >>

    Several Albany churches are joining hands this week to end violence through prayer by hosting a continued tent revival tour in areas of high crime.  Fisherman of Men for Christ and five other churches will have a tent-gathering starting Monday, until Friday on the corner of West Whitney and Jefferson Street.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly