Mary Ann Beeson Sweat

Published 11:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mrs. Mary Ann Beeson Sweat of Mocksville died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Hospice Home.

She was born May 21, 1932 in Knox County, Tenn. to Ralph Artillerus and Eva Sherrill Beeson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Sweat Sr. and a son, Bobby Gray Sweat Sr.

Surviving: 3 sons, Billy Ray Sweat Jr. (Becky), Ralph Andrew “Randy” Sweat and Jack Kelly Sweat (Sharon); a daughter-in-law, Rita; grandchildren, Bobby Gray Jr. “Gray”, Mitch, Kelly, Jaime, Crystal, Raina, Billy III, Hannah, Johnny, Eva, and Ian; great-grandchildren, Breanna, Bobby III, Julie, Hayliegh, Brandon, David, Madison, Baliegh, Andrew, and Landon.

Mrs. Sweat grew up in South Fork where she made many life-long friends, several of which she quite often had lunch with, and which turned into visiting and catching up. At age 12 her father died leaving her and her mother to form a close relationship that would deepen through the years, and that would sustain her and prepare her for her child rearing days. Mrs. Sweat was retired from Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Vacation trips were fishing trips or golf tournaments. Neither mattered, she just enjoyed traveling. She was a member at Green Meadows Baptist Church where she participated in the Women on Missions group and served with the after school Good News Club. She went on many trips with the senior groups at Green Meadows and at Griffith Baptist churches.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel with Pastor Josh Greene and the Rev. Michael Waters officiating. Burial followed in Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends at the funeral home.