Agnes Tompkins Sweezy, 88, of Orange passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at San Jacinto Manor in Deer Park. A Graveside Service was held Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Officiating was Reverend Larry Lormand, pastor of North Orange Baptist Church. Born in Carthage, Texas on April 21, 1925, Agnes was the daughter of Bud and Jewie Tompkins. She worked at the District Clerk office in Orange County. Agnes enjoyed arts and crafts, quilting and spending time with family; especially her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Sweezy; son, Charles David Sweezy; daughter, Jane Sweezy Laftin; and four brothers. Agnes is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Jake Rogde of Houston, Linda and Robert Nichols of Orange; and son, Kent Sweezy of Houston. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, William Jacob Rogde, Jr., David Mitchell Rogde, Michelle Leigh Tubbleville, Stacey Lynn Nichols, Randall Allan Nichols, Jennifer June Woolsey, Ryan Kent Sweezy, Lakyn Kristine Houston; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers were William Jacob Rogde, Jr., David Mitchell Rogde, Jake Rogde, Robert Nichols, Ryan Sweezy and Randall Nichols. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N 16th Street, Orange, Texas 77632.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 25, 2013