September 8, 1930 – January 9, 2021
On January 9, 2021, at the age of 90, Jessie Sue Swingle died peacefully after an 8-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Sue, as she was known, was the beloved wife of the late Robert R. Swingle, Sr.; devoted mother of Robert R. Swingle, Jr. and his wife Stacey, dear grandmother of Samantha and cherished sister to Connie Cottner, Wanda Grady, Gwen Wilson, and Tina Ozment of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her father Fred Collins, mother Madene Collins Nordness, stepfather Burton Nordness, stepmother Pearl Chriss and 5 siblings: Mae Collins, Joyce Collins, Freddy Collins, Gerald Collins, and Rita McHugh.
Sue was born on September 8, 1930 in Jackson, Tennessee and moved to Annapolis, MD in the early 50’s. After marrying in 1954, Bob’s Army deployment led them to travel the world including Japan, Korea, and Germany. They settled down in the Annapolis area in the late 60’s to raise their son.
Sue graduated from Jules Beauty School and became a hairstylist in the late 60s. She became a teacher and director of Jules Beauty School in Annapolis. Her love of cosmetology led her to open her own salon, Sue’s Beauty Boutique. Miss Sue, as she became affectionately known, was a great mentor to many, many aspiring stylists in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Tacoma Park across her 35-year career.
Those who knew Sue, knew of her love of cooking. Sunday dinners were more like a buffet. She would single handedly prepare turkey feasts with all the trimmings for church members at United Church of Christ Annapolis. And ladies who came to her home to have their hair styled, got lunch as a bonus! Sue worked her love of cooking into a job as well. She and her late husband prepared meals for the priests at St. Mary’s in downtown Annapolis. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of her recipes because she cooked from her heart. Sue also loved her pets! She had many dogs and cats through the years. She even had a squirrel that she nursed back to health when a baby. And you better believe, her pets ate as well as her friends and family.
Friends may call at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home 147 Duke of Gloucester Street Annapolis, Maryland 21401 on Thursday from to 12 noon to 1 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1 pm. A private interment will be held at Maryland Veteran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. www.alz.org
Receiving of Friends
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
January 11, 2021
Loved our sister Sue , Always came to Tennessee to visit and we loved making soup in the big pot outside , She loved going to church with us and momma . Always had a smile and loved God. I remember growing up with her son Bobby and enjoying our visits when they came to see us . Alot of great memories we will keep in our hearts forever . Love you Bobby, Prayers for you all, we know she`s in her heavenly home now ... Tina