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Tony Swift

Tony Swift

Wednesday, August 4th, 1965 - Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Obituary

John 14 " Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."

Mr. Toni Swift, affectionately known as “Swift” was born in Iredell County on August 4th 1965. He entered into eternal rest on October 26th 2020. He was the son of the late Jannie Louise Swift Smyre and Johnny Turner. Toni is also preceded in death by his godfather, Earl Speight; one sister, Darlene Dalton, one brother, Gregory Swift; a grandmother Ulla Bell Parks Swift; one aunt, Berthene Revels; one great aunt, Lula Mae Griffin; one uncle, Roy Imes; one nephew, Joseph Parsons Jr; a niece Tey’Honnah Dye; four cousins, Rebecca Wallace, Henrietta Griffin, Freeman Y.G. Wells and Vince Deshawn Parks; a beloved aunt, Andrea Jordan; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Booe; one brother-in-law, Early Vince Booe III and a very special friend, Sandy Miller.
Toni attended Iredell county schools and was a member of the Breakfast Crew. He was self-employed, also very talented (self taught) he was the “Jack of all trades”! He could do anything but most of all he loved being a mechanic. Toni loved his mom and sister, he missed them tremendously and spoke about them often. He loved his dog (Molly), also Toni loved helping people, he loved having fun with his friends and making unforgettable memories. He had a daily routine included socializing and spending time with his close friends the “Breakfast Crew”. He loved traveling, karaoke, singing, telling jokes, playing cards, cooking, bowling, drinking, watching In the heat of the night, westerns and hanging out with his dear friend “Gin” he just loved simply being “Swift”.
Toni is survived by ten brothers, Corey Smyre of the home, Franklin (Keenan) Smyre, John Smyre, Brian Smyre, Roger (Victoria) Smyre, Gary Murdock Sr., Roy (Serena) Smyre, Calvin Smyre, Thomas (Darrius) Swift, Anthony Smyre; three sisters; Natasha (James) Smyre, Tamika (Marvin) Caldwell, Regina (Joseph) Parsons; one aunt, Louise (Larry) Imes; two godmothers, Judy Speight and Alice Gillespie; a godson, Terik An’ree Parker, four good friends, Sydney Robotham, Sedrick Turner, Jamie Smyre and Ebony Bailey; a dearest friend Kevin Mack; a few close friends, Harriet Smyre, Jennifer Jean, Rose Durrett, Sandra Miller, Deshon Stovall, Katrina Peet, Anthony Ikard, Anthony Caldwell, Michelle Gentry and Maurice Cowan; a loving adventurous friend, Tina Clark, and a devoted brother and friend Pastor Michael Turner; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, half sisters, brothers, cousins other relatives and acquaintances.

“Toni Swift”

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.

He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.


Thank y’all for giving me flowers while I was here on earth and thank y’all for watering them while I’m gone..... Til we meet again! “Swift”
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Service Details

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    Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 4:00pm
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    603 South Center Street
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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