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Ressie Rebecca Gillespie Swayngham

Obituary for Ressie Rebecca Gillespie Swayngham

August 11, 1928 - April 14, 2017
Easley, South Carolina | Age 88

Loving Mother


Ressie G. Swayngham

Mrs. Ressie Rebecca Gillespie Swayngham, 88, wife of the late William Paul Swayngham, Sr., passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at her home.

Born in Anderson County, a daughter of the late William Thomas and Dovey Lee Chastain Gillespie, Mrs. Swayngham was a homemaker and a charter member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Durham (Larry) and Shirlee Bagwell (Jim), all of Easley; a son, William Paul Swayngham, Jr. (Vickie) of Easley; five grandchildren, Paula Lollis, Kim Stocks, William Paul Swayngham, III., Jennifer Wilson and Walker Durham; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a dear friend, Madison Jameson. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Swayngham was predeceased by a daughter, Rebecca Lee Swayngham; two brothers, Lonnie and Harold Gillespie; and a sister, Mary Ruth Wyatt.

Private graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family is at the home.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff members of Blue Ridge Hospice for the love and care they have provided for Mrs. Swayngham.

Memorials may be made to Brushy Creek Baptist Church, 100 Clay Street, Easley, SC 29642.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Memorials may be made to Brushy Creek Baptist Church, 100 Clay Street, Easley, SC 29642.

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Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory - Downtown

305 West Main Street
Easley, SC 29640
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