Phyllis Anne Goodnight Swanson

Published 9:05 pm Monday, January 18, 2016

Mrs. Phyllis Anne Goodnight Swanson, 75, of Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

She was born Sept. 27, 1940 in Rowan County to the late Carl Nesbit Goodnight Jr. and Hallie Smith Goodnight. Her grandchildren were her world.  She was an artist and enjoyed reading.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Roy Rogers Swanson; and a sister, Myra James.

Survivors: 4 daughters, Lisa Swanson Smith (Matthew), Jerri Swanson Masten (Shane), Christine Swanson Naylor (Andy) and Jennifer Swanson Stanley (Randy), all of Mocksville; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Moody (Jennifer), Nathaniel Moody, Heather Allison (Matt), Adam Smith, Jesse Naylor, Isabelle Naylor, Mason Stanley, Kristina Street (Perry), Elise Cave (Jonathan) and Farren Stanley (Rachel); 6 great-grandchildren, Mason, Thomas, Jace, Nathan, Brooklynn and Jackson; siblings, Kitty Harris (Tony) and Darrell Goodnight (Ruth); her cat, Bella; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was to be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 at Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Greg McEwen officiating.

Memorials: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605; or Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, 28625.