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Mrs. Kathy Rebecca Swopshire, 43, transitioned on Monday, April 12, 2021 at her residence in Holly Springs.
Mrs. Kathy Rebecca Johnson Swopshire was born on April 27, 1977 to Mr. Nathaniel Sr. and Mrs. Hattie Johnson in Holly Springs, MS
Kathy graduated from Holly Springs High School in 1995; continued her education at Rust College, where she graduated in April 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. In the midst of her journey, Kathy furthered her education from the University of Phoenix-Online, pursuing her Masters of Communication degree and graduated on October 5, 2019. She worked at Rust College as the secretary for the Science and Math departments from 2006 until her illness took over. She inspired, nurtured, and helped many students and individuals throughout her journey.
She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Jones Grove M.B. Church; she later changed her membership to Williams Temple in Moscow, TN, where she served for nine years. She joined the Mt. Peel M.B. Church Family in 2012 and served as a Vocational Bible School Teacher, served on the Congress and Pastoral Committees, and a member of the choir, where was a lead singer and director.
She was united in holy matrimony on July 1, 2012 to Minister Sam Swopshire. Two families became one and to this union they were blessed with one son.
Kathy made her transition from this earthly life to eternal peace at her home on Monday, April 12, 2021.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her beloved husband, Minister Sam Swopshire; her parents, Mr. Nathaniel Sr. and Mrs. Hattie Johnson; four daughters, Takayla Jefferson of Oxford, MS, Georquisha Ambrose of Holly Springs, MS, Tashekia Reed (Corey) of Memphis, TN and Zatasha Jackson of Toledo, OH; five sons, Brandon Johnson, Zaking Hawkins (Deja) of Madison, MS, Geoly Ambrose, Sam Hawkins, and Samuel Swopshire, Jr., all of Holly Springs, MS, four brothers, Pastor Patrick Johnson (Latrina) of Olive Branch, MS, Pastor Nathaniel Johnson, Jr. of Holly Springs, MS, Christopher Johnson of Dallas, TX and Herman Johnson of Memphis, TN; three sisters, Brenda Johnson, Kristen Perry (Gerald), and Shemicher Johnson, all of Holly Springs, MS; 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She also leaves a very special best friend/sister, Tawana Robinson.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12 Noon at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 11a.m., until time of the service at the funeral home.
April 24, 2021
11:00 AM to 11:55 AM
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home
140 N Memphis Street
Holly Springs, MS 38635