A graveside service for Stefanie Jo Swinford Fikes will be held at 2pm on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Kirkland Cemetery with Bro. Troy Green officiating. There will be no visitation with the family prior to the service.
Stefanie was born December 10, 1972, in Huntsville, AL to the late Raymond Junior Swinford and Norma Ruth Cothren Swinford who survives. Stefanie graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1991. She went on to obtain certification in travel management and worked for many years with Carlson Travel in military and government travel. Stefanie enjoyed being outside and gardening. She had a sweet smile and cared deeply for others. The greatest joy in Stefanie’s life was being with her family and her dear friends who had remained close since early childhood. Her greatest achievement was being mama to Ty, and she loved him with everything she had in her. Stefanie passed away October 22, 2023, at her home in Fayetteville.
Survivors include her mother, Norma Swinford; sister, LaRonda Naumoff and her husband Chris of Lenior City, TN; nephew, Jacob Naumoff; niece, Ashley Scruggs and her husband C.H.; The Crew, Lyn Cannon, Lea Richardson, Melissa Haynie, Kim Ellis, Kristi Nieball, Jenny Toon, Jan Speck, Tara Eslick, Jill Murdock; boyfriend, Greg Roan; and many family members and friends who loved her. In addition to her father, Stefanie was preceded in death by the light of her life, her son Ty Fikes.
“For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.” Jeremiah 31:25
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Stefanie Jo Swinford Fikes.