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.