Hazel (Pate) Swann

Died: Mon., Apr. 10, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 12, 2017
Location: Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 13, 2017
Location: Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service

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Hazel Pate Swann, age 92, of the Bald Creek Community, passed away at home on Monday, April 10th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  A native of Yancey County, she was the last of twelve children to the late Bob and Kitty Hensley Pate.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Blaine Swann, Sr.; infant daughter, Rebecca Ann Swann; daughter, Alesia Swann; sons:  Hubert Blaine Swann, Jr. and Larry Roger Swann;  infant granddaughter, Laurel Ann Swann and daughter-in-law, Judy Stevens Swann.   She was a lunch room manager for over 35 years with the Yancey County School System, where she was lovingly known as "Mama Swann".  Hazel was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, who loved to fish, work in her flowers and her garden, work crossword and word search puzzles and watch her soap operas.  She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Surviving is her sons:  Mickey Swann and wife, Brenda, of Bald Creek and Kevin Swann and wife, Chris, also of Bald Creek;  daughter-in-law, Mary Phillips Swann of Mars Hill; eleven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandchild.  Several nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12th at Yancey Funeral Services and at other times will be at the home of her son, Mickey Swann at 220 J.R. Pate Road.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Jerry Shelton, Rev. Ted Richardson and Rev. Joe Bennett will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Pate Family Cemetery.

The family would like to say a very special thank you to Hospice of Yancey County for the wonderful care given to Mama Swann and request memorial donations be made to them at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

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James Byrd
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
Such a great lady to work with and to know! Her life was filled with Christian love. In her own quiet way, she was responsible for many students graduating from high school because of her love and concern for them. For all you family members, may God comfort you in a special way as you think of the happy memories of one who helped make life better. James Byrd and Family

Laura Brimacombe
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by John and Laura Brimacombe.

Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Laura and John B.

Paula Tipton
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Love To ALL Ms. Hazel's Sweet Family. She Was A Big Part of my High School Years!! If not For Her I Might of Quit!! I'll Never Forget our Eskimo Kisses!! Fly High Sweet Hazel Heaven Got A GREAT Angel When You Got There Sweet Lady!!

Tammy R Atkins
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
It is so hard to lose a Mother. I pray that you will feel God's loving arms wrapped around you through this hard time. I love you!

Terry and Carolyn Rogers
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Mickey, Kevin and Family,

Your mom was a wonderful sweet lady who always thought of others more than herself. Carolyn has fond memories of your mother at Bald Creek School as do so many other students. You were so blessed to have a lady of this caliber and be able to call her mom. May God bless each of you during this difficult time and may you continue to cherish the memories of your mother for years to come. We love you. Terry and Carolyn

H. Alan Lusk
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Swann and Pate families,
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember her from our years together at Mt. Heritage High. She would rather be into some kind of prank or good natured mischief, than to eat. She burned me more than once, but we always ended up laughing it off together. She loved life, friends and family. God bless and comfort all...better days will come again! Alan Lusk

   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
I have the fondest memories of Mrs. Swann from Cane River. I was fairly small then and she always made sure my plate overflowed, because she wanted to "fatten me up". She was so good to everyone. What a loss

Danny & Lindsay Silvers & sons
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of a great woman. She was loved by all who knew her. She was a great impact on so many kids in Yancey County. Praying for comfort and peace for your family. God bless you all. She's flying high with the angels now.

Eddie& Jean Bradford
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady and will be remembered by all. May God bless your family during this difficult time and may you continue to have wonderful memories of your mother for years to come.

Jim & Kathy (Bradford) Greenwell
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Your mom was an awesome lady who always kept us fed at Bald Creek School! May God bless each of you during this trying time. We all will have many fond memories of her.

Viann Duncan Stimac
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Mickey, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sending you and family Love and Blessings!!!

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