Swink nee Saunders, Pauline

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home on Elm Street in Greensboro, NC

Date: Friday, Nobember 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home on Elm Street in Greensboro, NC

Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO or to Martin Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC


Fronie Pauline Swink, known to all as Pauline, of Lonedell, MO, formerly of Greensboro, NC, departed this life in Fenton, MO, on November 6, 2015, having reached the age of ninety-four years, two months and one day. Pauline was born in Rockingham, NC, on September 5, 1921, daughter of Henry Jessie Saunders and Martha Ann Saunders nee Alldred. On December 24, 1935 she was united in marriage to John David Swink and three children came to bless this union.

Pauline is survived by her daughter, Rose Jones of Lonedell, MO; by her daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Swink of Winston-Salem, NC; by five grandchildren, Sherry Steele and husband, Mark, of Lonedell, Jeff Jones and girlfriend, Michelle, of Lonedell, David Jones and wife, Lora, of Lonedell, Christopher Swink and wife, Jennifer, of Winston-Salem and Michael Swink and wife, Tommi, of Tobaccoville, NC; by thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Martha Saunders; by her husband, John D. Swink, Sr.; by one son, John D. Swink, Jr.; by one infant daughter, Millicent Swink; by her son-in-law, Jewell Jones; by three brothers, Jerry Saunders, Charlie Saunders and her infant twin, James Saunders; and by three sisters, Etta Lineberry, Jessie Smith and Geneva Kellam.

Pauline was a Christian and life long member of Martin Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. She was an active church member as long as her health allowed, having taught Sunday School and participating in many church activities. She read her Bible daily throughout her life and in recent years, enjoyed watching Christian television programs. She began her working career at the age of sixteen at Cone Textile Mills in Greensboro, NC, retiring after forty years of service. Hobbies and interests included quilting, crocheting and working in her yard and garden. It was about four years ago that she moved to her daughter's home in Lonedell, MO. Nothing made her happier than the time spent with her family. Her children and grandchildren held a very special place in her heart, as she did in their hearts.

A loving and devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, Elm Street location, in Greensboro, NC, with the Rev. Michael Long officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro. Memorials may be made to Martin Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro or to Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO. The family of Pauline Swink entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO