Mrs. Patricia “Gail” Swaney, 74, of Denton went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 13, 2023 with her loving family by her side. Gail was born November 21, 1948 in Knox County, Tennessee to the late Robert Butler and Bertha Elizabeth Roberts. Gail was a faithful member of Jackson Creek Baptist Church in Denton, but also had a special place in her heart for Bethany Baptist Church. She worked many years as a seamstress and sewer in the textile industry. Gail enjoyed going to the beach and tending to her flowers. She was talented in all that she did; from crafting, baking, and sewing. Doing for others always brought her great joy, whether it be making something for her family or volunteering at Hospice of Randolph County; she always made time for everyone. Her greatest joy in life was her beloved family. She was a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend; she will be greatly missed by many. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Vaughan Butler, Gerald Butler, Donnie Butler; three grandchildren, Tiffany Williams, Anna Pait, Austin Williams; father-in-law, John Lee Swaney; mother-in-law, Linda Bernice Swaney; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Hoffman and Carl Swaney
Surviving is her husband Sam Swaney of the home; one daughter, Teresa Williams (Jamie); two sons, Tim Pait (Lagenia), Mark Pait (Alli); four brothers, Bobby Butler, David Butler(Gloria), Lynn Butler (Brenda), John Butler (Joann); two sisters, Cynthia Kinlaw (Kenny), Deborah Butler; six grandchildren, Amber Williams, Ashley Coffey (Dayton), Erica Pait, Taylor Pait, Julie Pait, Nick Pait,; one great-grandchild, Charity Coffey; sister-in-law, Rebecca Eddinger (Timmy); brother-in-law, Dowe Swaney. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church in Thomasville with Pastor Josh Kepley and Pastor Tom Fields officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Creek Baptist Church in Denton. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Bethany Baptist Church from 12:30-2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont at 1801 Westchester Drive High Point, NC 27262 or Jackson Creek Baptist Church at 1637 Chapelwood Road Denton, NC 27239. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
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