From the Director Staff
Mrs. Swinnie was born the daughter of Willie Ceils “W.C.” Lovell, Sr. and Minnie Bernice Altman Lovell on February 5, 1923 in Marion, SC. She was the last born of nine siblings which were Mary Frances, Davis, Heyward, Myrtis, Wilma, James Wesley “J.W.”, Carlisle, and Willie “Bill”. She was a graduate of Brittons Neck High School and graduated from Lander University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She committed her life as an educator to hundreds of students in our community as she taught for the Georgetown County School District and at the Andrews Christian School. She was the epitome of a Southern Lady who’s life dedication was God, family, and friends. Her legacy leaves an eternal study guide for all who will listen and learn revealing Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments.”
Catherine and Bob were married and celebrated over 50 years together. Their home was blessed with three children: Frank (Terry) Swinnie, Cathy (Joe) S. Bouknight, and John (Erica) Swinnie; 8 grandchildren, Brent Bouknight, Jonathan Bouknight, Blake Bouknight, Bobby (Terra) Swinnie, Fran Swinnie, Alston (Kristin) Swinnie, Robin (Michael) Alkire, and John (Jenny) Swinnie, Jr.; 9 great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Kendall, Joseph, Camie, Gracie, Finn, Owen, Alice, and Bruce. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; her daughter, Cathy; all of her siblings.
A Home Going Celebration will be private due to the Covid-19 directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: Morningside Piano Fund (REF#651811-1) C/O GKCU 1379 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC, 29440.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Swinnie family.
606 S. Rosemary Ave.
2156 North Fraser St
Georgetown, SC 29440
210 East George St.
Hemingway, SC 29554