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In Remembrance
Henry Swindell
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary

Henry SwindellHenry Swindell, 86, received his reward of eternal rest on Sunday November 2, 2008 at Cornerstone Hospital in Webster, Texas.

Henry was born to Dilcy Deawette and Henry Swindell, Sr. on August 14, 1922.   Henry retired from the Public Health Service Hospital after 35 years of service.  He served in the U.S. Army in the ranking of Sergeant for three years.  As his career blossomed, he was blessed to meet his angel on earth, Robbie Goffney and in 1950, he made his sweetheart his wife.  As his love and marriage grew, so did his love for the Lord.  He was baptized at Live Oak Baptist Church by the late Rev. R.L. Rugley.  He served as an usher for 40 years, and also as the president, he also served as a brotherhood teacher, Sunday School teacher and Superintendent.  As a deacon he continued his service in the Lincoln District Brotherhood as Vice president and day man speaker for God.  Knowing that his calling was always to serve, he continued service as a Mason, member of the James Masonic Lodge #2030. 

He will greet in heaven his parents, Henry and Dilcy Swindell; sisters, Ruth M. Davis, Princella Polk, and brother Cecil L. Swindell.

Henry is survived by his eternal love and companion, Robbie G. Swindell, his son: Gary Swindell and wife, LaShay and grandson: Arron Swindell (Henry’s pride and joy). Henry was blessed with many brothers who survive him, Joseph Swindell of Henderson, TX; Travis Swindell of San Diego, CA; Willie (Bill) Swindell of San Antonio, TK; Winford Swindell of Tyler, TX, and Walter Swindell of Dallas, TX; also   celebrating his life are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and a special  God sent niece, Cedie J. Swindell-Clay and friends. His journey has been rocky but his blessings were abundant. Henry Swindell’s wisdom and love will be missed and mourned by many, but his memories will be etched in our hearts eternally.

Visitation will begin at 12 noon on today November 8, 2008, followed by a service celebrating his life at 2:00 PM at the Avenue L Baptist Church  with Rev. Dr. Vernon L. Baines officiating. Burial will follow at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX.

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