Published 10:48 am Thursday, November 8, 2007

By Staff
1920 – 2007
Rachel Lea Swindell, 87, formerly of 650 East Main Street, Belhaven and more recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter died Friday evening, November 2, 2007 at Cross Creek.
Born in Hyde County, March 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Lumas and Nita Gilliam Swindell. She received her education in Hyde County and began work early with the late Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bell helping her in her guest home. After Mrs. Bell’s death, Miss Swindell became the principal resident of the home. She was among the oldest members of St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a lifelong usher.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2007, at St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, Pamlico St. at Pantego St. in Belhaven. Rev. James Harris, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery.
She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews between North Carolina and New York.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph Swindell, Tommy Swindell and Alphonso Swindell and a sister, Pecola Swindell Spencer and Lucy Swindell Gibbs.
In lieu of flowers it is requested that memorials be directed to St. Reddick Missionary Baptist Church, P. O. Box 254, Belhaven, N. C. 27810.
A gathering for family and friends is being hosted on Friday and Saturday by Jesse and Gloria Swindell Rogers and Mr. &Mrs. Doug Barnes at 320 West Pantego Street (at intersection of King Street), Belhaven.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. Online sympathy messages may be directed to www. bryanfs.com
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