Lavella Reece Swinson, 72, of La Grange went to be home with her Lord peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.
Lavella lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and spending time with her family. She was an avid bowler and homemaker. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and quilting.
She is preceded in death by her father, William “Bill” Reece; brother, William Pete Reece and sister, Lois Wiggs.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Harold Swinson; mother, Sadie Mae Melton Reece; daughters, Phyllis Swinson Moore and husband Neal of Kinston, Sheila Dunn and husband Chris of Kinston, Amy Swinson Villagra and husband Joe of Kinston, Andrea Swinson Leland; son, William Randy Swinson and wife Stephanie of Kinston; grandchildren, Scott and Beth Tripp, Mary Tripp, Jeremy and Melissa Tripp, Nick Waitt, Megan Jones, Blake Dunn, Spencer Dunn, Amanda and Jordan Taylor, Emily and Mason Caulder, Breanna Barnes, Joshua Tapp, Kelli Barker, Hannah Swinson; great grandchildren, Geoffrey Mason, Andrew Mason, Jada Moore, Mason Harper, Gabby Garza, Becky Garza, Gavin Tripp, Madeline Tripp, Jack Tripp, Macy Jones, Grayson Rawlinson, Landon Drake Ingram, Addie Mae Caulder, Ellison Grace Caulder, Brayden Waters, Nora Ward, Eloise Ward; her twin sister, Lavern Csokasy and sisters, Paulette Stanley; brothers, Kenneth Earl Reece, Timothy John Reece, Edward “Dick” Reece.
Funeral service will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Garner Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Dunn officiating with visitation to follow. Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27534.
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