Joy Wright Swats

April 26, 1958June 27, 2013

SWATS, Joy, 55, of Charles City, passed on June 27, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Wright. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Dewitt Swats; her father, Eugene Wright; brother, Chris Wright; son, Kevin Tate and his wife, Melissa; grandchildren, Ryan and Kevin Tate. A memorial service will be held at the Nelsen Funeral Home on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 1, 2013

Joy Wright Swats

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Kevin Tate Sr.

September 22, 2013

Momma I miss you so much I give anything in the world to turn back the clock but I can't, U used to always say I have a boy just like me. and I do his name is Ryan Tate he is just like his daddy but Momma I have learned a lot from you granny and pawpaw I love all of yall to death I love you, just checking in I will see you and Daddy soon

Kevin Tate Sr.

August 24, 2013

mama I miss you so much, don't know what to do, I lost my dad and then in 11 months later I lost you.. I still can't get over your and my lost.. You always talked to me about the grandkids you wanted to see them graduate, well I wish you were here cause I do have some good boys. I got so much to talk about, but I will see you soon I love you mama.

Judy & Mike Anderson

August 12, 2013

We just heard about Joy. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. We used to have so much fun at the campground. She loved to hear me tell stories about my day at MCV. Glad to have those memories. We will miss her!!

Kevin Tate Sr.

August 3, 2013

Mama I miss you so much I would give anything in the world to have you Back but you're gone just like my dad but I do want to say this I am getting another tattoo with you on it.. I love you and I miss you I'll see you and Daddy soon

Cheryl Myers

July 24, 2013

To the family of Ms. Joy
Words cannot express the pain I felt to her that Ms. Joy had passed. Time and time again she would give me good advice. When ever I needed to talk she was always there to help me. She will truly be missed. RIP Joy Love U Always

Heather Martz (the bug lady)

July 17, 2013

So sorry to hear about Joys passing. She was always so kind. I didn't know her long but she was the kind of person you could tell all of your problems to and she actually listened. Rest peacefully Joy.

July 15, 2013

My wife, my best friend. I will miss you always

Kevin Tate Sr.

July 13, 2013

Momma I love you so much and Miss you so much where are you at u always called me every weekend and wanted to know if the kids are coming over, I miss you so much, I love you mama

Cherri Fuhrman

July 10, 2013

Joy and I worked together for many years at Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company and then again at Broudy-Kantor Beverage Distributors; she was a wonderfully fun loving person who cared deeply about her friends and family; she will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family and may her memory live on our hearts forever.

Cyndi Wyatt Blake

July 8, 2013

Kevin and family-
I am so sorry for your loss. Joy was my friend in High School and we would go to the river on the weekends. We all loved her and how she lived up to her name. I have not seen her in years but will always remember her laughter.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.