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Caroline Brown Swint

April 28, 1927 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Caroline Brown Swint, affectionally known as “Piggy” to her family (because she was skinny and loved to eat) was born on April 28, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late John M. and Inez “Blocker” Brown.  She was the youngest of eight children born to them.  In 1949, John met and married Ellie Reed, where they were blessed with one daughter and a stepdaughter adding two new sisters to the family.

Caroline grew up and was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System, graduating and receiving her diploma from Northeast High School. 

Caroline met and married the love of her life, Emory Leon Swint, of Macon Georgia on January 2, 1951.  She called him by his middle name, Leon, who preceded her in death on September 23, 2002.  To this union, three children were born, Lindsey Kenneth, Michele Jeanine and Deborah Inez. 

She gave her life to Christ and was an active member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Harold O. Davis where she sang in the choir and was part of the Women’s auxiliary.  They later moved their membership to Corinthian Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. M. W. Newsome.  At Corinthian, she was actively involved in Sunday School and sang in the Skipwith Singers Choir.

Caroline worked as a seamstress for the Garment Workers Union alongside her sister, Mary Emma.  She was also employed as a domestic worker for the Jewish Association.   Her most important job was being a loving wife and homemaker to her family. 

After Leon retired in 1990, they relocated to Belton, SC where they joined Mount Zion Baptist Church and were actively involved.  Caroline was a faithful member of the Sunday School, Missionaries, she sang in the Gospel choir, and both she and Leon were mentors to youth.

Caroline loved her family and helping others.  Even when she was sick, she would say, if you need me, call me.   She loved and was very proud of her children and grandchildren.  Her eldest granddaughter gave her the name, “Doll”.  

On Tuesday morning, August 8, 2023, Caroline said her final goodbyes to her children and closed her eyes for her final rest.  A beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. 

Caroline was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings.  She leaves to cherish her memory her son Lindsey Kenneth (Kathy) Swint, two daughters, Michele Jeanine (Michael) McDaniel, and Deborah Inez (Bill) Babcock. Eight grandchildren, Jason (Sherie) Swint, Ryan (Tamekia) Swint, Ralea (Adrian) Roberts, Joel (Steffani) McDaniel, Brittany Swint, Christopher McDaniel, Kierra Swint and Jeremy (Ashley) Babcock; twelve great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Faith Swint; Morgan, Kayden, Emory, and Jordyn McDaniel; Malachi and Malea Roberts; Adriel, Adalynn and Jayce Babcock.  Two sisters Desiree (Jerome) Eubanks and Rose Holloway.  Two long-time friends, Pauline Brown and MaryAnn Moore both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, her South Carolina “family”, some of which she spoke with every week included Mrs. Estelle Arnold, Ms. Lillie Mae, Carolyn Pratt, Helen Byrd, Bill Thompson, Jean Holloway and many others in South Carolina, Maryland and Philly. When she came to Maryland, she would look forward to Michele taking her to fellowship with Pastor and Mrs. Chester Bellinger and the Bethesda Community Church family.  Even when she wasn’t able to physically be there, she watched the service, on line.  She was fondly called “Mom Swint” or “Mother Swint” by so many who loved her and will be sorely missed.

Public viewing will be Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm with the service to follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 206 Zion Street, Belton, S.C. 29627

The Celebration of Life will stream live through the Mount Zion Baptist Church

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