Ann Perry Sweatt – June 12, 2015

Ann P. Sweatt, 69, of Kingsland was born November 20, 1945, and died Friday morning, June 12, 2015, at Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus after an extended illness.

Ann was born in High Point, NC to William N. Perry and the late Lucille Nugent Perry. She grew up in Atlanta, GA. As a young child Ann was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease, a form of muscular dystrophy. She was chosen to be the poster child for the Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta, where she endured several surgeries. Ann graduated from Gordon High School, graduated from Georgia Southern College with a degree in education and soon after she accepted a job to teach elementary school in Kingsland. In 1969, she married Robert C. Sweatt, and began her life as a wife, mother and homemaker.   Ann continued to be active in the community as a member of the Mayor’s Disability Awareness Council, being named Citizen of the Year in 1994 and 1998. She was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Woodbine Lions Club.   She was a member of the Woodbine United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert C. Sweatt, Sr. of Kingsland; son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Sweatt, Jr. and Ardith McCollough Sweatt of Kingsland; father, William N. Perry of Atlanta; grandchildren Carleton Sweatt, III and Breann Sweatt. Mrs. Sweatt was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Nugent Perry of Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Woodbine United Methodist Church followed at the Griffin Bluff Cemetery in Kingsland. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5-7pm at the Allison Memorial Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Pallbearers:  Robbie Nettles, Jimbo Wildes, Tony Sheppard, Drexel Thrift, Steve Wright, John Higginbotham.

Honorary:  Woodbine Lion’s Club

Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys was in charge of arrangements.



3 thoughts on “Ann Perry Sweatt – June 12, 2015

  1. Janice Sweatt Schmidt

    Dear Bob and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear this news. Blessings and prayers for you, Beau and his family. What a dear and courageous woman!
    Love from your cousin,
    Janice Sweatt Schmidt

  2. Carol Baker

    I am so sorry for you lost. She was a very loved person by her family and friends. She will surely be missed by the people she touch in thier lifes.

  3. Joseph Denton

    So sad to hear Anne has passed. My childhood was blessed with a few precious moments of knowing my cousin’s beautiful soul. They were brief encounters that seemed to fly by in the hot summers of the 60′s, when on the special occasion our family would be lucky enough to visit Grandaddy & Grandma Nugent the same time that Bill & Lucille would bring their wonderful daughter to visit. Most of my memories of Anne were sitting on Grandaddy’s front porch in what seemed to a little boy to be gigantic rocking chairs, usually after a big supper that Grandma had been preparing for some time. If we were on those monstrosities of rocking chairs we were either shelling pea’s, shucking corn, peeling something or preparing food for another day. If it was Thanksgiving, we were definitely dealing with burlap sacks full of pecans. Oh yea, and swatting flies. Occasionally, there would be the gift of just rocking our stuffed tummies and watching the sunset. Of course, there was always room for a fresh pomegranate that grew next to the porch within arms length. Didn’t even have to leave the porch to pick one. And boy oh boy, sometimes, if we were really lucky, homemade ice cream. Those moments flew by in a blink of an eye looking back now. But in each and every porch gathering without fail, would be Anne’s beautiful smile. It never wavered. A beacon of light that was the window to her soul. Her smile projected life and how it should be enjoyed. When talking to Anne, I never noticed a hint of someone that was bitter about the cards that she had been dealt. She enjoyed her gift of life to the fullest. Her smile was proof of that. It was a gift to us all and she shared it unselfishly with everyone. A smile that Jesus would be proud to call his own. This is the eternal memory i will always carry with me. I miss you Anne.

    Prayers to Anne and her entire family.
    My apologies for such a lengthy response.


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