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Thomas Swinney

October 19, 1938 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 81)


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Thomas Swinney was born on October 19, 1938 to the late Houston Swinney and Julia Swinney in Rockingham, North Carolina. He was called home September 18, 2020 at his home.

He attended public schools in North Carolina. He had various jobs as a youth. After 36 years of service, he retired from Marriott Incorparation.

Thomas was a faithful memeber of Outreach Christian Center Church where he served on the Deacon Board.

Thomas was a loving husband, family man and friend. He enjoyed watching westerns on TV, hunting, fishing and baseball.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his brother, Pastor Willie G. Swinney.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories: his wife of fifty-two years, Jean Swinney; his children, Desiree (Charles) and Wilhelmenia (James) of Georgia, Aaron (Wanda) of Maryland, Thomas Jr. (Lisa) of Maryland, Deatra (Vincent) of North Carolina, Maurice of Washington, DC, Willie of Maryland; sisters, Lillie Mae of Virginia, Lois (Stancil) of North Carolina, Patricia of North Carolina; a brother, Roy (Ivory) of Maryland; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three god-children, Sabrina, Marian, Kaila; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Memorial Service
September 27, 2020

1:00 PM
Nelson Funeral Services
1021 E Washington St
Rockingham, NC 28379

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