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Donna Sue Swift

January 22, 1951 — November 19, 2023

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Donna Sue Swift, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 19, 2023 after several years of failing health.  She was born in Letcher County, KY on January 22, 1951 to the late Donald B. and Maggie Varner Duty and was the wife of 24 years to Royall Gene Swift of the home.

 

Donna was a longtime member of Peoples Memorial Christian Church where she taught Sunday School, served on the bereavement team, sang in the church choir and was active in the women’s ministry.  She loved people and regularly visited shut-ins at the nursing homes. Donna was employed with Burlington Industries, Culp, Inc. and most recently, Alamance Glass. She enjoyed reading, shagging and trips to the beach. She also enjoyed walks around her neighborhood, aerobics and fitness classes at the gym.  Most of all, Donna loved her family and cherished time spent with her grandchildren which were so special to her.

 

She is survived by her husband, Gene; daughter, Kimberly Gentle (Joseph); stepdaughter, Tamara E. Swift; stepsons, Dr. Jason Swift, Kenneth Swift (Jennifer); grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gentle, Kelsie Gentle, Henderson Swift; brother, Roy Duty (Connie) and a sister-in-law, Libby Duty.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Lou Duty and brothers, Douglas Carl Duty and Ricky Duty.

 

A service to celebrate Donna’s life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gary Williams with the burial to follow at Alamance Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 11:30 – 12:45 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to AuthoraCare Collective (Hospice) 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

 

A special thank you to Donna’s caretaker of nearly three years, Anita Beaber, AuthoraCare Hospice nurse, April Jones and all of the Hospice nurses and staff  for their loving care and support during her illness.

 

To watch the service and to sign online condolences, please visit www.lowefuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

11:30am - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

2:30 - 3:15 pm (Eastern time)

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