Mrs. Susie W. Swann, age 97, formerly of 500 Farmer St., Apartment 212, passed away early Monday, June 16, 2014, at Colonial Heights Health Care Center, Colonial Heights, Va.

She was born on Jan. 24, 1917, to Charlie and Mary E. Brown in Pike Road, Ala. She retired from Titmus Optical after 36 years of service. She was member for over 65 years of Gillfield Baptist Church, Petersburg, where she was a member of the missionaries. She was a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star of Virginia, Star of Hope Chapter #164.

Mrs. Swann was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Fred M. Swann Jr., and grandson, Lt. Col. Ernest R. Morgan Jr.

She is survived by one daughter, Lillian A. Bell of South Chesterfield, Va.; one sister, Ethel M. Doyle of Chicago; two grandchildren, Deborah L. Manning of Largo, Md., and the Rev. Mike Morgan (Linda) of Culpeper, Va.; four great-grandchildren, Roland D. Baugh (Kim) of Chester, Va., Katie and Anna Morgan of Culpeper, Va., and Lauren D. Manning of Largo, Md.; three great-great-grandchildren, Jayden, Devin and Brennen Baugh of Chester, Va.; one loving niece, Susie McLemore of Montgomery, Ala.; a special family member, Claudette Fields of Petersburg, Va.; two very dear friends, Mrs. Nora Lee Johnson and Mrs. Mary Ann Gates, both of Petersburg, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service for Mrs. Susie W. Swann will be held 11: a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry St., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Dr. George W.C. Lyon Jr., pastor, eulogist. Interment will be held at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family request that food items be omitted.

The family will receive friends at 21313 Trojan Drive, South Chesterfield, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-732-2879.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Swann at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from June 17 to June 19, 2014