HAMPTON - Betty Sue Swift, "Sue", 61, a lifelong resident of Hampton, passed away on May 17, 2010.
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Sue was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Swift; her mother, Ethel Swift, both of Hampton; and a sister, Etta Bartlett of Churdan, Iowa; and her beloved dog, "C.J."
She is survived by her sister, Ruth Swift Grimmett and husband, Roger of Hampton; nieces, Betty Barrett of Avon Park, Fla., Andrea DellaVilla and husband, Jay of Ind., and Audrey Sinnott of Maine; nephews, James Grimmett and wife, Samantha of Yorktown, Richard and Benjamin Bartlett of N.H.; grandnephews, Jace Grimmett of Avon Park, Fla., her best "fishing buddy" since he was age six, Paul Grimmett, who loved camping with Sue at Sandy Bottom Park and Ryan Grimmett, who loved to play "Donkey Kong" with Aunt Sue, both of Yorktown; Sue is also survived by great- nieces and nephews in Indiana, New Hampshire and Maine.
Special friends were Betsy Broxmeyer, Severn and Jean Robbins, employees of 7-Eleven at Mercury and Mallory, Shirley Snyder of Shelton Home and Keith Peach, who kept her 1986 Toyota faithfully running.
Sue had served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant. She was then employed by 7-Eleven in various positions for 29 years.
The family would like to thank the staff at Heart and Soul, The Shelton Home and James River Convalescent Center for their love, care and concern this past year.
Services will be private in Reedville, Va.
All memorials or remembrances should be made to the Northampton Church of Christ Building Fund, 1409 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from May 19 to May 23, 2010