Sarah Ford Swanzy
Sarah Ford Swanzy, age 82, of Greenwood,MS died Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Greenwood, MS. She was born November 16, 1935 in Yalobusha County, MS to the late John L. and Sarah Evans Ford. Sarah graduated High School in Natchez, MS and earned her Bachelor of Education degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and became a member of Phi Mu. Later she earned her Masters degree in Social Work and was a social worker for the State of Mississippi. For the past 27 years she owned and operated, The Bon-Don where she published a bi-monthly newspaper court report of Leflore County. Sarah had a passion for reading and she always said that her favorite and most rewarding job was teaching Army recruits at Fort Gordon,Ga. She was able to teach them to read & write in a brief amount of time. She was a lifelong bridge player and loved playing cards with her friends. Sarah was an excellent cook and her home was filled with laughter, fellowship and good food. She loved others and had a generous spirit. Sarah treasured her family and grandchildren.
An informal memorial service will be held Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, MS. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or to the charity of your choice.
Sarah is survived by her husband, Robert H. “Bob” Swanzy of Greenwood, MS; her daughter, Laura (David) Lowe of Memphis, TN; two sons, Russ (Yvette) McPherson of Leland, MS and Kyle McPherson (DeLeslyn H. Robertson) of Madison, MS; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Casual dress - no graveside. Come share your memories with family and friends.