Howard Eugene Swift obituary

Howard Eugene Swift Obituary

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

January 09, 1949 - December 16, 2019

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Howard Eugene Swift obituary

Howard Eugene Swift Obituary

Jan 09, 1949 - Dec 16, 2019

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A life well lived

Howard Eugene Swift known to some as Harold E. Swift, 71, of Atlanta, Ga went to Heaven on December 16,2019 after eight months of living bravely and optimisically with a terminal cancer diagnosis.  He was born to the late Willie Smith and late Hattie Swift on January 9,1949 in Hapeville, Ga.

He attended Hopper Elementary nd W.A. Fountain High School, in Forest Park, Ga.

He went on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve for 3years.  After his discharge from the U.S. Army for many years he worked doing construction around the Metro Atlanta Area.  In 2013 he moved from Atlanta, GA to Mobile, AL for 5years. 

Howard loved Arts and Crafts, he was espically gifted with a natural talent of drawing and painting.  He loved street perspective and portrait drawing, etc. for his family and friends.  He had the ability to make others around him smile and laugh.

Howard did not have any children, he is survived by his Aunt Sadie Bankston of Atlanta, Ga; and  his siblings Gladys(Curtis) Lavender of Morrow, GA, Marilyn(Ronald) Lavender-Cooley of Jonesboro, GA, Corliss Smith of Forest Park, GA and Vincent(Brenda) Smith of Newnan, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Hattie; his siblings Dorthy Allen, Jackie Kelly, Willie Smith JR., Robert Smith, Doris Smith and Margie Smith and niece Rhonda Lavender and Nephew Alfonzo Lavender.

Per his request, there will be no services but there will be a memorial service for family and friends to celebrate his life.





You may think this is a time of sorrow,

But for me it's a time of peace.

You may feel you heart is hollow;

But for me, Please Don't Weep.


You may say that I am not here;

And you eyes, they shed a tear;

But remeber all the good times we had;

That is better than remembering me sad.


Do not linger in the hearache and cry;

My body is there, but i did not die.

For I am a free spirit atching over you,

And it will sadden me it you linger in blue.


pick your head up and keep moving on.

My body just stopped, but my spirit is strong,

I am a guardian angel looking down on you.

I am happy and I want you to be too.


~This was my Life by my sister, Marilyn L.



You can to the family or in memory of Howard Swift.


Memorial Details:
January 26, 2020
Sister Marilyn Home, 426 Wesley Park Dr, Jonesboro, GA



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