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Deacon Levern Swinton
November 30, 1926 ~ June 10, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Levern Swinton was born on November 30, 1926 in Darlington, SC. He entered into eternal rest at home on Saturday, June 10, 2023 after a brief illness.
Daddy attended the public schools of Florence, SC. He worked diligently in various occupations to include: brick masonry, construction worker at Camp Lejeune Marine Base in North Carolina, three years at Tinsley Mills, nineteen years at Sears & Roebuck and retired from Dupont in 1988 after twenty years.
Levern was united in Holy Matrimony on January 11, 1944 to Mamie Lee Swinton. To this union one child was born. In January 1944, daddy learned that he was going to the Navy. He came home from training and was transferred to Yorktown, VA. In September 1944, daddy went to World War II. During this time he traveled to Hawaii, Phillipines, Guato Canal and Yokohama, Japan. Daddy was a member of West Temple Lodge #419. Throughout the years he served as Chairman of the Deacon Ministry, Chairman of Trustee Committee, President of the Senior Choir, member of the Sanctuary Choir and member of the Missionary Ministry. Daddy served as a musician for over thirty-five years on the second and fourth Sundays at Carver Street Baptist Church and was also a musician at New Zion Baptist Church #2 for over 60 years. In his younger years, he sang with Shirley Caesar. God blessed daddy with the gift of singing and playing the piano. His gifts were shared with many throughout the Pee Dee area. Daddy was the only musician we know that would program his keyboard, sing his song half-way, then get up and sing the rest of the song while the keyboard was still playing. Daddy loved the Lord. He was faithful, loving and a trustworthy servant of God. He strived to do the right thing before God and man. Daddy was an active member of the West Florence Community. He was full of wisdom and gave generously of his time, talents and finances.
Loved ones who preceded him in death are his wife of 72 years, one daughter; Sara Mae Davis, twenty sisters and brothers and one great great granddaughter, Amber Gail Robinson.
Left to cherish his memories: four granddaughters Pamela Goodman and Veronica (James) Garland, Felisha (Alonza) Jackson and Yolanda (Melvin) Echols; one adopted son Rev. Eddie L. Davis; two sisters-in-law Betty Swinton and Mary Alice Swinton; one brother-in-law Thomas (Ada) Johnson; ten great grandchildren; twenty great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.