Rev. Margaret D. Swan departed this life peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2022, at her home in Dillon, South Carolina.
Funeral services for Rev. Swan will be conducted on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at New St. Mark Baptist Church, located at 1123 SC-57 in Dillon, South Carolina, beginning at 2:00 P.M. The final resting place will be in the New St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation for Rev. Swan is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. at Greene's Funeral Home in the Preston Greene, Jr. Memorial Chapel in Dillon, S.C.
MARGARET DUDLEY SWAN
Passed away peacefully on November 7, 2022. She was born on June 4, 1945, in Dillon, S.C. to the late Colon & Kathleen Price Dudley.
Margaet graduated from Latimer H.S. in 1963. She then moved to Stanford, CT where she joined Union Baptist Church serving under the leadership of Dr. Robert W. Perry. There she worked in the nursing profession for more than forty-seven years. She was the wife of the late Roosevelt Swan and the proud protective mother of two children: Crystal and Stephen.
In 1991 Margaret answered the call on her life and earned a Master's Degree in Divinity and Theology and became licensed as an Elder under the leadership of Apostle Christine Fault Miles of Shabach Christian Center in Norwalk, CT.,
Margaret retired in 2012, returned home and reinstated her membership at New St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Dillon, SC under the leadership of Rev. Sylvester Sarratt. She enrolled in classes at the Brea Association in Bennettsville, SC and was ordained in. 2013. She served as Associate Minister, Sunday School teacher, member of the Pastor's Aide Committee, a Missionary and a Chaplin at McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, SC.
She was very active with the Women's District Missionary of the Berea Association, served as past Corresponding secretary, a member of the Spiritual Life Ministry, and Chaplin of the Sick Committee.
In 2014, Margaret Swan earned he Doctoral Degree in Biblical Studies from Beacon University in Columbus. GA.
Margaret Swan knew that she could do nothing without God. Her favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Colon & Kathleen Price Dudley, her sister Naomi Sellers, a brother Gabriel Charles (Rich) and brother-in-law Larry Hayes.
Margaret is survived by her daughter Crystal (James) Whitfield, Fayetteville, NC, and a son Stephen (Motashs) Swan, Stratford, CT. Brothers: Michael Eugene Dudley, Dillon, SC; Walter (Rev. Anita) Dudley, Dillon, SC; Dennis (Iris) Dudley, Columbia, SC; Ronnie Dudley, Dillon, SC, Ernest (Theresa) Dudley, Douglasville, GA and Colon Jr (Martha) Dudley, Latta, SC. One sister, Priscilla Hayes, Columbia, SC, brother-in-law James Sellers of Columbus, GA and sister-in-law Doris Ann Dudley, Dillon SC.
Grandchildren: Johnathon, Margaret and Kathleen Whitfield (Fayetteville, NC) and Aneiya Swan, Stratford, CT). Uncles: Thomas "Pal;" Dudley, James (Geraldine) Adams and Robert (Rachel) Dudley of Dillon, SC. and Aunt Evelyn Bethea of Stanford, CT and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Roses are considered as timeless gifts of love. They make special occasions memorable with their presence and their lingering fragrance.
Just like her nickname, Rose was an inviting and welcoming light to those that knew her. She enjoyed reading, talking, and family. She loved studying God's Word and being a servant to God's people. She was known to have a great sense of humor and she took to her role as head of the family and sometimes referred to as "Momma Rose" by her siblings. She left a lingering fragrance of warmth and love to those she met and was known to be a good counselor and listener. She displayed a timeless gift of Motherly love that will live on in the hearts of those closest to her. She will be so dearly missed.