OBITUARY

Edith Sweatt

April 30, 1947January 7, 2021
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Edith Rape Sweatt, age 73, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on January 7, 2021.

She was born in Union County on April 30, 1947, daughter of the late Pete and Gladys Rape. Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Johnny Sweatt; her daughter, Angela Jane Sweatt and by her brother, Parley Rape.

She is survived by her son, Robert Sweatt (Rhonda); her daughter, Melissa Bullard (Mike); her grandchildren, Jonathan Sweatt (Melissa), Miranda Collins (Daniel), Eric Bullard (Kye), Kevin Sweatt (Kacey) and Steven Sweatt (Brittany); eleven great-grandchildren; her sisters, Barbara Plyler (Bill), Katherine Arant (Billy Ray), Patsy Mangum (Ronnie), Vickie Greene, Lori Kopplin and Lisa Baucom; and by her brothers, Dennis Rape (Janet) and Joe Rape (Peggy).

The family has requested open hours for friends to come sign the register book and pay their respects from 11:00am until 5:00pm Sunday January 10, 2021 at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe. Due to CDC Guidelines, the family will not be present for visitation hours so that the community can come at their leisure. Please practice social distancing and wear masks if physically able.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Edith Sweatt will begin at 2:00pm Monday, January 11, 2021 in McEwen Funeral Home's Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Lanes Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 7608 Landsford Road, Monroe, NC 28112. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Sweatt.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jonathan Sweatt
  • Steven Sweatt
  • Kevin Sweatt
  • Eric Bullard
  • Daniel Collins
  • Channing Plyler

Services

  • Open hours for community to leave condolences

    Sunday, January 10, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, January 11, 2021

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Robert Paxton

January 10, 2021

Robert, my condolences to you and your family. May your mother rest in peace with her Lord.

Eddie Wallace

January 8, 2021

Prayers for the Family RIP Mam

Norma Starnes (Carnes)

January 8, 2021

Sorry to hear about Edith she was a sweet lady and cousin. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers she will be missed

Norma Starnes

Jerry Rivers

January 8, 2021

Sorry for your loss

Jim Benton

January 8, 2021

Robert, I just heard of your mothers passing. Know that God is with you and His Angels are present. Receive His comfort and peace my friend.
Jim Benton
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Carol Jeffries

January 8, 2021

I will miss this wonderful friend & the moments we shared at the firehouse..She was an "inspiration " to me. Now she is at rest.

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