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.