NATCHEZ, MISS. - Memorial service for Beulah Rivers Rasberry Swindell, 87, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Natchez Community Hospital, was held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, Natchez, with the the Rev. John Kramer officiating. Visitation was from 11:30 a.m. Friday until time of service at the church.
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Mrs. Swindell was born June 11, 1926, in Bell Arthur, N.C., a daughter of Paul Samuel Rasberry and Stella Susan Young Rasberry. A native of North Carolina, she was raised in the Arthur Christian Church and a graduate of Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in Wilson, N.C. Following her marriage to Richard Benson Swindell in December, 1951, she moved to Louisiana. Upon their retirement, they returned to Morehead City, N.C., in 1987. In 2003, following the death of her husband in 2001, she moved to Natchez. She was a retired teacher with over 35 years of service, a member of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, and an avid bridge player and reader.
Mrs. Swindell was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Swindell Cassagne and husband, Gabriel, of Natchez; two grandsons, Andre Gabriel Cassagne of Biloxi and Richard Edward Cassagne and wife, Sarah, of Baton Rouge; two granddaughters, Julliette Laura Cassagne and Elizabeth Robin Cassagne, both of New Orleans; and a number of nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and former students.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Judge George W. Armstrong Library in Natchez, or to the Jefferson Street United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.
Laird Funeral Home Chapel - Natchez
408 North Union Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Published in The Daily Reflector on Mar. 22, 2014