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Esther Roberts Swinson

March 29, 1936 - February 4, 2017

Esther Roberts Swinson passed away at NHRMC on February 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Wilmington to the late Alfonso Lee and Princess Katherine Brown Roberts. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Jim Savage Jr. and Troy Swinson, stepson Marty Swinson and sister Dorothy Cartrette.

Affectionately known as “Queen Esther” to her children, she was the core of her family. In celebration or in sadness, she was always there to offer her unconditional love. Esther loved the outdoors, gardening and all things North Carolina. She enjoyed sharing memories of her many trips to her beloved North Carolina mountains. She was a devoted fan of the UNC Tar Heels basketball team and watched every game she could.

Surviving are her children, Catherine Bacchi, Jamie Johnson (Mark), Sharon Hopple (Steve), Jeff Swinson (Tammy), Jennifer Burton (Adam), stepchildren Becky Swinson, Michael Swinson, Doug Swinson, Marie Roberts, twenty-three grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and three sisters, Vivian Wilson (Lewis), Louise Sarvis and Martha Biggs (Donald).

A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 pm. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, with a visitation one hour prior to service in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The NHC Senior Resource Center ATTN: Administrative Support Specialist 2222 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Wilmington Funeral Chapel

1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

Visitation Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 3:00pm till 4:00pm in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.


Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

Location:

Wilmington Funeral Chapel

1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00 pm. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The NHC Senior Resource Center ATTN: Administrative Support Specialist 2222 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.


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