OBITUARY

Mary Louise Swinea Barnett

November 12, 1936May 16, 2019
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Mary Louise Swinea Barnett

Mary peacefully passed in her sleep on May 16, 2019, at the age of 82. She was born on November 12, 1936, in Old Hickory, Tennessee, to the late Myrtle and Gilbert F. Swinea, Sr. Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother and full of compassion for all. Her deep love and goodness was widely shared and remains with us.

Mary was a lifelong member of Old Hickory United Methodist Church where she was former Sunday school teacher, a graduate of DuPont High School (1954), and a retiree of Tennessee Christian Medical Center, where she worked for 30 years. She attended St. Thomas Nursing School.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister-in-law Gilbert and Mildred Swinea, son Steve Barnett, and son-in-law Charley Elliott. She is survived by five children, Debbie Barnett, Sherry Barnett Elliott, Larry Barnett, Richard Barnett, and Tim Barnett (Stefanie). She loved nothing more than spending time with family, especially with her four cherished grandchildren Rachel Elliott, Taylor Elliott, Josh Barnett, and Jessie Barnett. She is also survived by her sister Becky Swinea Thompson (Jim), Tracy Barnett Brumley, as well as many beloved and caring in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held Monday, May 20 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at Hermitage Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 AM with visitation from 10-11 AM. Services will be officiated by Pastor Dave Winton.

Flowers are welcomed and tribute gifts may be given to the charity of choice.

Active pallbearers will be family members: Larry Barnett, Tim Barnett, Taylor Elliott, Josh Barnett, Greg Swinea, Jeff Swinea, and Griffin Swinea.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Barnett, Active
  • Tim Barnett, Active
  • Taylor Elliott, Active
  • Josh Barnett, Active
  • Greg Swinea, Active
  • Jeff Swinea, Active
  • Griffin Swinea, Active
  • DONATIONS

  • Charity of Choice

Services

20 May

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hermitage Funeral Home


Old Hickory, Tennessee

21 May

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hermitage Funeral Home


Old Hickory, Tennessee

21 May

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Hermitage Funeral Home


Old Hickory, Tennessee

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Peggy Tedford

May 18, 2019

To my nieces and nephews Debbie, Sherry, Larry, Ricky and Tim and Stepanie my heart felt condolences on the passing of your dear beloved mother. The Barnett family all loved and cared for Mary Louise. She was a part of our family for many a years. We will all miss her and share your lost. Although we didn't visit with her much in the later years we were able to keep up with one another on Facebook and sometimes the phone. She was a very dear loving, caring person and a Blessing to our family.

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Biography

Mary Louise Swinea Barnett

Mary peacefully passed in her sleep on May 16, 2019, at the age of 82. She was born on November 12, 1936, in Old Hickory, Tennessee, to the late Myrtle and Gilbert F. Swinea, Sr. Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother and full of compassion for all. Her deep love and goodness was widely shared and remains with us.

Mary was a lifelong member of Old Hickory United Methodist Church where she was former Sunday school teacher, a graduate of DuPont High School (1954), and a retiree of Tennessee Christian Medical Center, where she worked for 30 years. She attended St. Thomas Nursing School.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, brother and sister-in-law Gilbert and Mildred Swinea, son Steve Barnett, and son-in-law Charley Elliott. She is survived by five children, Debbie Barnett, Sherry Barnett Elliott, Larry Barnett, Richard Barnett, and Tim Barnett (Stefanie). She loved nothing more than spending time with family, especially with her four cherished grandchildren Rachel Elliott, Taylor Elliott, Josh Barnett, and Jessie Barnett. She is also survived by her sister Becky Swinea Thompson (Jim), Tracy Barnett Brumley, as well as many beloved and caring in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be held Monday, May 20 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at Hermitage Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 AM with visitation from 10-11 AM. Services will be officiated by Pastor Dave Winton.

Flowers are welcomed and tribute gifts may be given to the charity of choice.

Active pallbearers will be family members: Larry Barnett, Tim Barnett, Taylor Elliott, Josh Barnett, Greg Swinea, Jeff Swinea, and Griffin Swinea.