Patricia Bowers Swift

Published 11:40 am Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Patricia Bowers Swift, 1949-2023, passed into the arms of Jesus at her home on December 3, 2023.
Patricia was born November 14, 1949, to Oscar Bowers and Myrtle Church Bowers. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Howard Bowers; a sister, Billie Shell; nephews, Richard, Steve and Joe Shell; a niece, Cindy Frazier Freeman; great-nephew, Austin Frazier; her beloved in-laws, Zeb and Hazel Swift; and the love of her life, Kenneth W. Swift, with whom she spent 50+ years.
Patricia was a graduate of Elizabethton High School, Class of 1967. She attended Steed College, Johnson City, Tenn. She was employed by North American Rayon Corporation for 29 years in the Payroll/Accounting Department. She was employed by Johnson City Eye Clinic for 26 years.
She is survived by her sister-in-law/lifelong friend, Brenda Swift Campbell; her sister, Ruth Ann Cullup; nephews, Chad Campbell (Amy), Jassen (Shaun Dougherty) Campbell, Bobby Frazier, Jimmy (Jama) Frazier, and Terry Frazier; great-nephew, Davis Edward Campbell; great-niece, Lacey Campbell; several great-nieces and nephews; and Debbie Baum, Davis’ mother.
Patty was loved by many dear friends and she loved all of you.
She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Elizabethton, Tenn., since age 12. She attended Lynn Valley Baptist Church and loved her church family.
Special thanks to ETSU Physicians and Regional Cancer Center for their caring faculty and staff. Many thanks to Johnson City Eye Clinic for their continued support. We could never say enough good about Ballad Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Patty. She loved her Greg and Candice, who were always there for her.
Per Patty’s request, there will be no formal service and a private family remembrance will be held. Patty donated her body to Restore Life USA.
Any memorials may be made to the Children’s Playground and the Youth Department of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. The family wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers, thoughts, and kindness.
Departing this life was somewhat bittersweet as Patty did want to leave her beloved Davis Campbell. They shared a bond so special. He gave her much love and happiness. We leave you with Patty’s favorite quote, “It is what it is.”

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