In Geneva, Alabama on December 18, 1932 at 3:00 A.M., a baby boy was born to Levie and Bessie Swinton. They name their last child J.C.Swinton. He grew up with eight siblings in Geneva, Alabama and at God’s appointed time, answered his call to accept Christ as his Lord and savior of his life.
He attended Riverside High School inspired to have a nurturing life. He enlisted into the military and served his country. He is a Korean War veteran. His career in the government was in Transportation as a civil service worker on Fort Rucker for 30 years.
It was in Augusta, Georgia he met his soulmate, Bobbie Streetman. Together they raised four children (Melody, Marilyn, Tammie, and Tina). J.C. Swinton (Tiny) was a family man, always giving his time to ensure that his daughters was always engaged in many activities. He served on the Geneva County School board proudly while his oldest daughter (Melody) was in school. He was an activist in the community making sure people who was not register to vote got to the polls to vote. He was in a Masonic Lodge. He was avid fisherman who love the sport of fishing. He was a member (Deacon) of St. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church in Geneva, Alabama.
Late afternoon on March 23, 2018, our Heavenly father gently and quietly ushered one of his beloved children home. He was 86 years old.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7). “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:21)
He was preceded in death by his parents: Levie and Bessie Swinton. Loving Wife Bobbie Swinton and all of his siblings.
He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters, Melody Swinton Soto, Marilyn Jackson, Tammie Elliott, Tina Robinson (Tony); 9 grandchildren: Ashley Soto, Kristoff Swinton, Khadijah Anthony, Shundra Jackson, Monique Jackson, Marcus Elliott, Javon Cook, Tesean Swinton and Trintee Robinson; one great grandson: John Myhand II; sisters-in-law: Mattie Streetman, Elaine Walker; brothers-in-law: Russell Streetman, Wade Streetman, Jettie Streetman and Robert Streetman; a host of loving nieces, nephews and other family members.