Willie Swaringen Coltraine

June 22, 1929 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 91)


Early Years…

Willie Swaringen Coltraine was welcomed in the Swaringen home, June 22, 1929, Stanly County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Viola Pittman Swaringen. Willie was reared in a Christian home where she and her brothers and sisters were taught kindness, love, and generosity for others. She had a loving spirit that transcended throughout her life.

Life’s Journey…

Willie was educated in the Stanly County public schools, and was employed for many years with Almo Cleaners, Albemarle, North Carolina before retirement.

A Christian woman of faith, Willie was a devoted member of Saint Paul Friendship Church of God, Albemarle, where she was “Mother of the Church”. She enjoyed attending the many spirited church services and listening to gospel music.

Quite the conversationalist, Willie was outgoing and enjoyed meeting people. She loved family, friends and attending family reunions. She had a caring spirit and was genuinely concerned about others.

Willie was married to Jessie Lee Coltraine who preceded her in death.

Eternal Rest…

The sudden loss of our dear loved one, February 10, 2021, was devastating to our family. With the comfort, love, and support from friends, family, and Our God, we can and will get through this.

Those Who Remain…

Willie will be remembered with love and affection by her daughters: Mary Rose Aliseo, Albemarle, Queen Esther Staley, Ramseur, North Carolina and Violue Dildy, Albemarle; grandchildren: Suzette Barrett, Marcus Staley, Jr., Margaret Goodson, Linda Spinks, Scenitha (Rickie) Parker, Maurice Staley, Monica Staley, Monte Staley, Monique Staley, Sharon Harris, Calvin Harris, Anthony Richmond, and Eric Richmond;  host of great and great great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Burch, Albemarle; special niece, Phyllis H. Gramling, Albemarle; special daughter, Elder Terry Lindsey; many other relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


February 14, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Drive PO Box 1116
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
February 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Rose of Sharon F.C.O.G.
Martin Street
Ansonville, North Carolina 28007

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