Rebecca Mae (Swann) Sweetser

Born: Sat., Apr. 5, 1947
Died: Thu., Sep. 15, 2016


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 17, 2016
Location: First Baptist Church of Union Point

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Sep. 17, 2016
Location: First Baptist Church of Union Point

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Rebecca Mae Swann Sweetser

Rebecca Mae Swann Sweetser of Union Point, GA, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Greene Point Health and Rehab with her daughters by her side. She was 69.  She was born on April 5, 1947 in Wilkes County to the late Millard Norton Swann and Zelmar Mae Hensley Swann.  She attended Union Point High School and received her LPN in 1967 from North Georgia Technical School. She earned her Associates of Science Degree as a Registered Nurse from the University of the State of New York in 1988.  Becky dedicated her life and career to taking care of her family and friends.  Throughout her nursing career she worked in many fields of nursing: hospitals, physicians offices, home healthcare and long term care. She truly loved working with the elderly and as a Director of Nursing became well respected and loved by the community and her co-workers. During her working career she worked for Healthmaster Home Health, Greene Point Health Care, St. Mary’s Home Health, St. Mary’s Hospital, Minnie G. Boswell Memorial,  Family Medical Center, and Family Life Enrichment Center.  In 2012 she retired from Boswell Parker Health & Rehab due to health issues.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point. Becky loved family vacations at the beach, old movies, gospel music, day trips to the mountains and cooking family dinners.  She was always one to put others above herself.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Eugene Sweetser.  She is survived by her devoted family, Suzette Yearwood and husband David of Union Point, GA and Tes Sweetser of Athens, GA; brother, Alvin Swann and wife Betty of McCormick, SC; grandchildren, Matthew Yearwood and wife Stacie and Jacob Yearwood and girlfriend Rebecca Cantrell and numerous friends.  
Funeral Services will be held, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Marc Lhowe officiating.  Interment will follow at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, 1560 Bethesda Church Road, Union Point, GA 30669.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until time for the service at the church.  Serving as pallbearers are Jacob Yearwood, Matthew Yearwood, Chris Swann, Kenny Swann, Russell Swann and Chris Nash.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.


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Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Thu September 15, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to each of you in the passing of your dear sweet Mom and Grandmother. Miss Rebecca was truly a wonderful and lovely lady.
She was always kind and had a friendly personality. Memories of Miss Rebecca will be of her smile and selfless help she gave to others.
May the shared happy times together be of comfort during this sad time.
You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Gail & Gene Lindsey
   Posted Thu September 15, 2016
Tes, Suzette and family,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I know Becky is in a much better place now, free of pain.

You were wonderful daughters to her and she loved you and all her family very much.

Love to you all,

Dorothy G Rhodes
   Posted Thu September 15, 2016
I had a good relationship with your mother, she loved you both very much. I will be thinking of you.

Michael Weaver
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016

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Ralph and Vonnie Atkinson
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
Please know that you are all in our prayers. Becky was one of the sweetest ladies ever. May the Lord bless you all with strength and peace. Sincerely, Ralph and Vonnie

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
Deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. Becky was a wonderful, caring person. She touched so many lives during her nursing career.
Hold on to the memories and know that the angels are rejoicing as they welcome her home.
Elaine & Terry Cantrell

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Becky. You all are in my prayers.

Nancy Dover Lowry
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
A better friend you could never find. We went to school together at Union Point and she was always a joy. She could make you laugh when you felt like screaming, make you cry at some of her tall tales. But as a person I never met one that I liked better. She was always genuine in all she said and did and her kindness was shown to all. I will miss seeing her at the nursing home, we could always find something to talk about. My heart is heavy, I feel like I just lost a sister. Love to you all.

Roger and Eloise Hopkins
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
Tess and Suzette,
I am so sorry about your mom. She was such a great friend. She took such
good care of my mother when she was at Boswell Parker. You both have
been such good caretakers to your mother. God bless and keep you.

Charles E. Bryan
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Caitlin Gibson
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Becky had an impeccable reputation as a nurse and DON in our community. I never had the privilege of working with her but I enjoyed caring for her these last few years at Greene Point. We all will miss her.

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
What a sweet person with a sparkle in her eye!!!!! She enjoyed life.

Marie and Marvin pybus
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
Tes we are so very sorry to hear about your mother we didn't know her but she looks like a very sweet lady we feel your lose weight are praying for you and your family

Kay Berry
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
We are certainly gonna miss this sweet lady at Greene Point. When I first started at Greene Point she would call me in her room about once a week to ask me "how's it going?" Then she would encourage me to "hang in there." I know she truly cared about all of us at Greene Point as we did her also. My sympathy to you all.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
Prayers for you all during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Jackie Ginter
   Posted Sat September 17, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss and sorrow. Jackie Ginter

Leticia/ Mathu
   Posted Sat September 17, 2016
Suzette and Tes,
Sorry for the great loss.
We know that we cannot replace her. But one thing we all are sure about is we will see her in Heaven. We miss her a lot. Love you.