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Gail C Swaringen

August 14, 1947 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Our dearly beloved, Gail Carmen Snuggs Swaringen, entered Heaven’s Gate, Friday, May 27, 2022, while a patient at Atrium Health-Stanly, Albemarle, North Carolina. Gail brightened our days and always met others with a warm smile and a loving embrace. She was born August 14, 1947, in Stanly County, North Carolina; and was the daughter of the late Doremus “D.D.” Snuggs Sr. and Aleane Ponds Snuggs. Always in our hearts, forever remembered, Gail’s kindness and generosity will be missed. We are comforted in knowing that she is soaring with the Angels and resting in Our Father’s Arms.

Gail was educated in the Stanly County public schools and graduated from Kingville High School, Albemarle. She attended North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina. Prior to retirement, Gail was employed with Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Midland, North Carolina.

Reared in a Christian home, Gail was a life-long devoted member of Union Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Albemarle. Never idle, always involved, Gail was a member of the following church auxiliaries: W.H.O.M.S. (Women’s Home Overseas Missionary Society), Steward Board, Trustee Board, Senior Choir, Culinary Committee, Lay Council, Stewardess Board, and Christian Education Department. She also served as the church’s financial secretary for many years.

She loved people and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Gail especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren who were the ‘apples of her eye’. In her leisure, she relished reading, solving crossword puzzles, cooking, and traveling. Gail also found time to cheer for her favorite NFL Carolina Panthers.

Her parents, and her husband, Charles “Coco” Swaringen Sr.; and her brothers: Doremus “Tracy”, Patrick, and Victor, preceded her in death.

Gail enriched our lives, and her memory will be treasured by her sons: Samuel (Candie) Swaringen Sr. and Charlie “Chuck” Swaringen Jr.; daughter, Crystal Brooke (Kevin) Harrington; grandchildren: David and Madison Swaringen; sisters: Imogene Snuggs and Ivey Cytrena Snuggs; brothers and sisters-in-law: Willie (Jencie) Swaringen, John Kendale, Deborah Swaringen, Ruby Lewis and Trudella Snuggs; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church members, and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
June 1, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

Visitation
Thursday
June 2, 2022

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Union Chapel AME Zion Church
812 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
Thursday
June 2, 2022

11:30 AM
Union Chapel AME Zion Church
812 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

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