Mrs. Violetta Jane Swykert, age 79 of Kingston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on April 22, 1943, in Chattanooga, TN. She worked most of her life as an RN. She was the head nurse at the Hawaiian Gardens in California, and was also the head nurse at several facilities here in Roane county. She was a natural-born caregiver and loved her profession, as she loved taking care of her elderly patients and others. She even got to help deliver most of her grandchildren. She was a world traveler as well. She rode elephants in Thailand, visited the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, and had also been to numerous other countries such as England, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, and visited almost all 50 states. She and her husband made many trips in their RV and would often spend some of their trips camping. She was a shopper as well and enjoyed her bling and everything “bedazzled”. She dearly loved her family and taking care of them. She was a member of the Lawnville Church of Christ in Kingston. She is preceded in death by her parents: Winfred Sampson Hamby & Bessie Givens Duke; sister: Patricia Kilpatrick; and brother: Robert Hamby. She is survived by:
Husband of almost 60 years: Gerald Swykert
Daughters: Valerie Brown (Keith), Michelle Smalley (Phillip), Sheri Garner, and Mandy Stansberry
Grandchildren: Scott Brown, Jason Brown, Alexys Reneau, Sarah Walker, Mandi Smalley, Lacei Smalley, Morgan Stansberry, Mason Swykert, Hannah Brown, Savanna Smalley, Rebekah Brown, Shanley Wilson, and Adlynn Wilson
14 Great Grandchildren
And a host of other family members and friends
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 pm ET at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, TN. Graveside and interment service will follow at 3:00 pm in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood with Bro. Roger Carter officiating. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Violetta Jane Swykert.