Margaret Ann Mitchell Swanigan

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Margaret Ann Mitchell Swanigan, 75, of Blytheville passed away Monday June 6, 2021, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born April 3, 1946, in Arkadelphia to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Georgia Beavers.

She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist under the pastorage of Bishop Brian Olden where she served on the Motherís Board.

Margaret was preceded in death by her father; her husband, Leroy Swanigan, Sr.; two sons, Dewayne and Leroy, Jr.; stepfather, Lee A. Burns; three brothers, Willie Beavers, Stanley Beavers and George Berry, Jr.; two sisters, Tennie Faye Washington and Edith Mae Collins.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Mrs. Georgia Lou Burns of Jennette; three sons, Robert (Mousalla) Smith of Hattiesburg, Miss., Lance (Tamara) Swanigan of Blytheville, Steve Swanigan of Blytheville; one stepson, Anthony (LaToya) Daniels, also of Blytheville; one daughter, Theresa (Jerry) Barclay of Blytheville; stepdaughter, Dr. Tina Figueroa of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters, Susie Howard of Blytheville, Georgia (Robert) Stone of Memphis, Tenn., Morticia (George) Blair of West Memphis and Annese (Harold) Kerry of Memphis, Tenn.; 28 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1215 East Street, Blytheville. Bishop Brian Olden will deliver the eulogy with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. McDonald- Horne Funeral Home, 1207 South Division, Blytheville, is in charge of arrangements.