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Delores Swain

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Delores Kay Benner Swain


Delores Kay Benner Swain, 67, died on April 15, 2014. Even though Delores's life on this earth has ended, her eternal life with her Heavenly Father has just begun. She was an inspiration and blessing to all whose lives she touched in her courageous journey of battling cancer for more than 12 years. Her love of life was contagious in the way she enjoyed every day to its fullest.

Delores was born in Springfield, Illinois on January 19, 1947. She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Henry Benner and her mother, Korsie Leona Benner.

She is survived by her devoted husband and the love of her life, Roger L. Swain; daughters, Stephanie K. Harris (Nick) and Veronica S. Kings who are her greatest contribution in life; four grandsons, Zachary Harris, Stephen Harris, Daniel Kings, Adam Kings; her beloved pets, Harry and Pepe'; and numerous friends.

Delores worked for Southern Bell Telephone prior to accompanying her husband abroad during his career in the Navy. Upon returning to Pensacola she became District Manager for H&R Block. After moving to California for five years, she and Roger returned to Pensacola to be near their daughters. She worked briefly at Sandy Sansing BMW.

She was a faithful member of Corry Station Chapel for many years.

Her infectious smile, positive attitude, fun-loving personality, inner beauty and gift for loving will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was a much-loved Christian wife, mother, "Grammie" and friend. Her example of faith and grace in times of medical stress were truly a gift for those in her presence. She shared her testimony of faith with everyone she met. She especially touched the lives of those also battling cancer by providing encouragement.

Visitation will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014 followed by the funeral service at 2:00PM at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, FL with Reverend Bill Flannigan officiating. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Steven DeCesare and Dr. Dany ElSayah for their many years of compassionate and devoted care, and for whom we are forever grateful. Also special thanks to the doctors and staff of Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL, Covenant Hospice, Pensacola, FL and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2014
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