OBITUARY

JOHN B SWEENEY

October 10, 1929June 9, 2021
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John Bernard Sweeney, 91, of Little Rock, began everlasting life and was reunited with his cherished wife, Beverly on June 9, 2021. Beloved father of ten children, he loved his family dearly. John displayed his Catholic faith in action and lived an unselfish life. He cared for society’s overlooked and vulnerable, touching countless lives through his involvement with the Daily Worldmissionnaires and Kairos prison ministry. John was also called to be a part of the Cursillo Ministry through the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock. John is preceded in death by his wife, Beverly and his son, Jim. He is survived by his children, John, Paul, Tim, Mary, Patrick, Kevin, Karen, Bob and Sharon. Grandchildren, Sean, Paul, Eric, Joseph, Jennette, Stephanie, Jonathan, Christopher, Ashley, Anastasia, Johnathan, Anthony, Zac, Madeline, Michelle, Trevor, Michael and Jonah; along with 19 great-grandchildren, and a multitude of relatives and friends who will prevent John’s stories from becoming silent. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth. A Rosary will be at 7:30pm. Friday, June 25, 2021. With the visitation from 6-7:30pm.

The family requests that in lieu of customary remembrances, please donate to organizations helping those who society neglects.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

Memories

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HEAVEN SENT ADULT DAYCARE CENTER MR. SWEENEY

June 24, 2021

As Angelia and I sit here and think of John, (that's what Angelia called him) I couldn't help but call him Mr. Sweeney he was always so loving and he was a constant reminder of what love is. He only had kind words, jokes and of course eating peanuts and chocolate with me. It was an honor and pleasure to have him, the oldest in our center, and everyone he came in contact was in awe of how comical, handsome and still charismatic he was❤ We are going to miss him TREMENDOUSLY, WE LOVE HIM AND WE WILL SAY THIS FOREVER...I PRAY THAT OUR SERVICES EXCEEDED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO LOVE HIM

Mary Hill

June 21, 2021

Dad, an amazing, remarkable man whose example guides me, whose wisdom always points me in the right direction, & whose love I carry with me through every turn in the road!
The things you have given me through the years of my life have been some of the most priceless gifts any person could ever have received, thank you & I love you!

Bill and Linda Teer

June 15, 2021

We met John and Bev when we were invited to attend Cursillo. John's faith and love of Christ moved me in ways that I had not felt in years. We worked together in Cursillo for a number of years. John's love of faith was a model for me to strive toward. I will miss him greatly. I know that he is now with Bev in the hands of God. Our prayers are now with all of the family.

Debra RUIZ

June 15, 2021

My favorite memory of Poppa Sweeney is him singing to Momma Sweeney when they renewed their vows on their 50th anniversary. He smiled the entire time and bragged about his beautiful bride. You showed an amazing amount of love for your family and the many you adopted in life. Thank you for being an excellent example of a strong man with an even stronger faith in our Heavenly Father. You will be missed but, we will see each other again in Heaven.

Vincent (Tony) Sweeney

June 14, 2021

I can remember growing up that you and your brother Vince my dad were very close. I was lucky enough to get to see you quite often growing up .you taught me a lot. I hope you know I'll never forget your lessons but most important of them all my faith in the lord . Thank you and bless you until we meet again. Your nephew (Tony).

Karen White

June 13, 2021

Pop, your love, support and unprecedented example made our lives full and quite unpredictable. To say you will be missed is an understatement. The memories flood my thoughts and comfort the indelible hole in our lives. The gifts you imparted we carry with us including strong faith, incredible storytelling and extreme wanderlust. It has been a privilege to help you thru thru these last years. Rest quite peacefully or better yet, liven up the heavens!!

FROM THE FAMILY
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Dad 9 months old, 1930 on Alexander St

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John J Bultas, Edward Sweeney (Grandpa Sweeney), John Sweeney ~ 1936.

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Grandpa & Grandma Sweeney with dad (John), Phil, Jim & Vince. 1940s, St. Louis

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Dad 9 months old, 1930 on Alexander St

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John J Bultas, Edward Sweeney (Grandpa Sweeney), John Sweeney ~ 1936.

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Grandpa & Grandma Sweeney with dad (John), Phil, Jim & Vince. 1940s, St. Louis

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Grandma and Grandpa Sweeney with Margie, Mary Ann, Ed, John (Dad), Jim, Phil, and Vince. St. Louis 1940s

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Grandma Sweeney with Margie, Mary Ann, Dad, Phil, Jim, and Vince. 1940s, St. Louis

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Mom & Dad, 1949

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Dad and his 1939 Ford. St. Louis, 1949

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Dad, December 1951

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1949