Angelia Darlene Grider Swing
October 7, 1951 -
December 5, 2012

Visitation

December 7, 2012
5-8 p.m.

Service 

December 8, 2012
10 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

A celebration of life for Angelia Darlene Grider Swing, age 61 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Langford and Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Cemetery. Mrs. Swing passed away Wednesday night in Huntsville Hospital.

Mrs. Swing was a native of Taft, TN, and raised primarily in Hollywood, AL. She was the daughter of the late Aubrey and Jerusha Cooley Grider, retired from Frito Lay and was a former employee of Lee Manufacturing. She was a member of the Kirkland Baptist Church but recently had been attending Fayetteville First Baptist. She was a member of the YY’s and the Quilter’s Guild at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Don Swing of Fayetteville, daughter Jerusha Counts (Kenneth), son Brad Swing (Emily), two grandchildren Whitney Counts and Blake Swing, sisters Bessie Banks (Ed) of Huntsville, AL, Billie Johnson of Federal Way, WA, Gayle Maliskey (Kim) of Huntsville, AL, Regina Pipes (George) of Hazel Green, AL, Rita Woosley (Bobby) of Scottsboro, AL, Vickie Myers (Tory) of Hollywood, AL, brother Michael Grider (Glenda) of Scottsboro, AL, sisters-in-law Joy Hereford (David) of Pelham, AL and Pam Welch (Dennis) of Petersburg, TN and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her children and grandchildren, she had numerous children that she considered her own. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Maize Grider, brothers Perry and Hurley Grider, brothers-in-law Ed Banks and Kim Maliskey and sister-in-law Pat Grider.

Visitation with the family will be Friday night 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First Baptist Church Mission Fund.

Video Services

17 Comments

  1. Amy Sydnes

    My heart and prayers goes out to the family for their loss of this wonderful lady. Mrs. Darlene was like a second mother to me during my childhood and teen years. She always had the most genuine smile and a laugh that was infectious. She will be greatly missed here on Earth, but I know that she’s singing with the angels in Heaven now.

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  2. Carol Grant

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Darlene was a sweet , caring person.

    Carol Welch Grant

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  3. Mildred Posey Mcnatt

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms Darlenes death…..She sure was a sweet lady and I pray that yall will have peace and confort during this trying time..

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  4. Trisha Crowell

    I am so sorry for your loss Jerusha, and the rest of your family! I just buried my daddy Monday so I know what you must be feeling. I hope you will find comfort in knowing she is finally at peace in Heaven above and will be your guardian angel when you need her. I remember being at Highland Rim as kids and your mom was always such a joy and always had a smile. God bless you all during this sad time.

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  5. Charles R. Wright Family

    Please accept our heart-felt condolence. We’ve nothing but good memories of her in the short time we knew her. CR

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  6. Angie Hall

    Jerusha, Kenneth, and Whitney,

    Miss Darlene was such a giving and kind hearted person.. The loss of such a sweet and gentle spirit is devastating and I can only imagine what you are going through.. Please know that we love you all dearly and are keeping you in our prayers.
    She was a beautiful person, inside and out.

    Reply
  7. Chevonda Massey Page

    To Don, Jerusha, and Brad, I loved your wife and mother for many years. Such an amazing woman that touched so many lives. Being her neighbor and growing with the family was such a blessing. I will miss her so much and I know you all will to. Now she can rest in peace and she is a beautiful angel in heaven. I love you all and I will always be grateful for everything she has done for my family.

    Reply
  8. Barbara Helms

    Dear Jerusha and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that many many thoughts and prayers are being said for you. May God comfort you. Love Barb Helms

    Reply
  9. Glenda Pamplin

    My prayers and sympathy go out to your family. Darlene was always a great person to work with. She was an incredible lady . Her love for her family was endless , she shared many stories and photos . Darlene’s glowing spirit of love , generosity , and goodness will be missed by many.

    Reply
  10. Diane Dyer Buchanan

    Don,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you must have a wealth of wonderful memories to help sustain you during this very difficult time.

    May God Bless and Comfort You.

    Reply
  11. Diana McBay

    Don, Brad and Jersha, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife and mother. She was my rock and a joy to work with at Frito Lay, a kind and generous lady, and was a very proud wife, mother, and grandmother as she was always talking of her family and sharing pictures. I ran into her often in Wal-Mart after we both retired and it saddens my heart to know that I won’t see that sweet smile until we meet again in Heaven…I pray you find peace in knowing that she will always be looking down upon you and your families while singing and dancing in our Heavenly home…

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  12. clayton & lynn brown

    Brad and Mr Don we are very sorry for your loss.

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  13. Leah Plunkett

    So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you!

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  14. Ruthie Jeans

    Brad – So sorry to hear about your Mom. There are never words to say that can comfort you in a time like this, but I do want you and Emily to know I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. I will be out of town this weekend and will be unable to come by but will pray for peace and comfort for your entire family. Love to all.

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  15. Barbara McCool Hargrove

    Darlene was one of the sweetest people I have ever met, she always had a smile on her face and was always making me laugh. She was a great mother & grandmother and a devoted, loving wife. She will be greatly missed.

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  16. Carolyn Sims Buchanan

    Don and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Darlene’s death. You and she were always so kind to my parents, Hubert and Myrtle Sims. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carolyn Buchanan

    Reply
  17. Tina Troglen Pencola

    Darlene Swing was the most loving, caring, generous, and was always so happy! She loved her family and was crazy about her grandchildren. She will be missed by so many people that have been touched by her. She was an inspiration to so many. I pray that her loved ones will be at peace. She is smiling down upon us all from Heaven!!!

    Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Amy Sydnes

    My heart and prayers goes out to the family for their loss of this wonderful lady. Mrs. Darlene was like a second mother to me during my childhood and teen years. She always had the most genuine smile and a laugh that was infectious. She will be greatly missed here on Earth, but I know that she’s singing with the angels in Heaven now.

    Reply
  2. Carol Grant

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Darlene was a sweet , caring person.

    Carol Welch Grant

    Reply
  3. Mildred Posey Mcnatt

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms Darlenes death…..She sure was a sweet lady and I pray that yall will have peace and confort during this trying time..

    Reply
  4. Trisha Crowell

    I am so sorry for your loss Jerusha, and the rest of your family! I just buried my daddy Monday so I know what you must be feeling. I hope you will find comfort in knowing she is finally at peace in Heaven above and will be your guardian angel when you need her. I remember being at Highland Rim as kids and your mom was always such a joy and always had a smile. God bless you all during this sad time.

    Reply
  5. Charles R. Wright Family

    Please accept our heart-felt condolence. We’ve nothing but good memories of her in the short time we knew her. CR

    Reply
  6. Angie Hall

    Jerusha, Kenneth, and Whitney,

    Miss Darlene was such a giving and kind hearted person.. The loss of such a sweet and gentle spirit is devastating and I can only imagine what you are going through.. Please know that we love you all dearly and are keeping you in our prayers.
    She was a beautiful person, inside and out.

    Reply
  7. Chevonda Massey Page

    To Don, Jerusha, and Brad, I loved your wife and mother for many years. Such an amazing woman that touched so many lives. Being her neighbor and growing with the family was such a blessing. I will miss her so much and I know you all will to. Now she can rest in peace and she is a beautiful angel in heaven. I love you all and I will always be grateful for everything she has done for my family.

    Reply
  8. Barbara Helms

    Dear Jerusha and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that many many thoughts and prayers are being said for you. May God comfort you. Love Barb Helms

    Reply
  9. Glenda Pamplin

    My prayers and sympathy go out to your family. Darlene was always a great person to work with. She was an incredible lady . Her love for her family was endless , she shared many stories and photos . Darlene’s glowing spirit of love , generosity , and goodness will be missed by many.

    Reply
  10. Diane Dyer Buchanan

    Don,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you must have a wealth of wonderful memories to help sustain you during this very difficult time.

    May God Bless and Comfort You.

    Reply
  11. Diana McBay

    Don, Brad and Jersha, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife and mother. She was my rock and a joy to work with at Frito Lay, a kind and generous lady, and was a very proud wife, mother, and grandmother as she was always talking of her family and sharing pictures. I ran into her often in Wal-Mart after we both retired and it saddens my heart to know that I won’t see that sweet smile until we meet again in Heaven…I pray you find peace in knowing that she will always be looking down upon you and your families while singing and dancing in our Heavenly home…

    Reply
  12. clayton & lynn brown

    Brad and Mr Don we are very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Leah Plunkett

    So sorry for your loss! Thinking of you!

    Reply
  14. Ruthie Jeans

    Brad – So sorry to hear about your Mom. There are never words to say that can comfort you in a time like this, but I do want you and Emily to know I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. I will be out of town this weekend and will be unable to come by but will pray for peace and comfort for your entire family. Love to all.

    Reply
  15. Barbara McCool Hargrove

    Darlene was one of the sweetest people I have ever met, she always had a smile on her face and was always making me laugh. She was a great mother & grandmother and a devoted, loving wife. She will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  16. Carolyn Sims Buchanan

    Don and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Darlene’s death. You and she were always so kind to my parents, Hubert and Myrtle Sims. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carolyn Buchanan

    Reply
  17. Tina Troglen Pencola

    Darlene Swing was the most loving, caring, generous, and was always so happy! She loved her family and was crazy about her grandchildren. She will be missed by so many people that have been touched by her. She was an inspiration to so many. I pray that her loved ones will be at peace. She is smiling down upon us all from Heaven!!!

    Reply

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