Adlene Florence Robertson Swinson, 95, of Havana, Fla. died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Adlene was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Laurens County, Ga. to David M. and Clara Tanner Robertson.
She married William Manen Swinson on Nov. 27, 1935.
She moved to Waverly, Fla. in 1941, and she retired from Waverly Growers Cooperative. Following |Vlanen’s death in 1985, she lived with her daughter in Lake Wales, Fla. She moved to the Tallahassee area in 2009.
Adlene was a member of East Hill Baptist Church in Tallahassee, and had previously been a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Waverly and later Westside Baptist Church in Lake Wales.
She served in various capacities in the churches including Sunday School, choir, WMU, and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed family and friends, reading, gardening, puzzles, listening to old hymns and southern gospel music, and watching UF and FSU football.
Adlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Juanita (Morris) Batson; her sisters, Evelyn (Earl) Mengle, Audrey (Don) Gulledge, Doris Hamburg Bryant, and Bobbie (Richard) Kinney; her brothers, LD. (Leota), Guy (Naomi), Alton (Marilyn), and Hubert (Mildred) Robertson; her grandson, Douglas Batson; and her great grandson, Joey Stokes.
Survivors include her sons, William M. (Shirl) Swinson, Jr. of Philadelphia, Miss., and Tony D. (Jean) Swinson of Havana, Fla.; grandchildren, Lori (Habib) Batson of Muscat, Oman; Rev. Craig (Robyne) Batson of Covington, Tenn.; Sonya (Everette) Stokes of Philadelphia, Miss.; Keli (Wes) Holbrook of Aiken, SC; Paula (Tim) Michel of McKinney, Texas; Thomas (Jessica) Swinson of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Anthony (Morgan) Swinson of Havana, Fla.; and her grand daughter-in-Iaw, Katrina Batson of Lake Wales, Fla.. She is also survived by 17 great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. She dearly loved her family.
Visitation will be at East Hill Baptist Church, 912 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 10 a.m.
The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.
A graveside visitation and interment service will be held in Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens, 2200 K-Ville Ave., Auburndale, Fla. at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
ln lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Hill Baptist Church, Westside Baptist Church, 333 Lime Ave., Lake Wales, Fla., 33853, or to a charity of your choice.