Wilson, Edythe Madeline Swimley

Friday, May 26, 2017
Edythe Wilson
Edythe Wilson

Edythe Madeline Swimley Wilson, 95 years young, of Hixson, Tennessee, died at home on May 26, 2017,  after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer's and macular degeneration.

On her earthly journey Edythe walked with the Lord on the sunny side of the street.  And she always brought out the sunshine for those around her.  Her radiant smile, infectious laughter, quirky humor and her love of singing and dancing made her the life of the party. And if there wasn't a party, she started one. For many years, Edythe and close friends kept the Hixson Valleybrook community involved and delighted by planning activities, dances, skits, and costume parties - her specialty.

Born in 1921, in Pittsburg, Edythe and her eight siblings were raised in W. Va., by their saintly mother, Helen Swimley. Edythe, as a young woman, worked as a deputy clerk for the juvenile court in Washington, DC.  In 1943, she met a handsome sailor, Glenn, at a serviceman's dance.  In January 1944, they married and danced through a 65 year marriage. Their two best tangos produced their two daughters.

Edythe enthusiastically involved herself in her daughters' activities.  She became a Girl Scout leader, a first aide trainer and day camp first-aider nicknamed 'Miss Pill'. She was a Sunday school teacher, church youth leader and, with her daughters, sang in the church choirs. Because of her  beautiful soprano voice she was a popular soloist.

Now Edythe is singing in heaven and dancing across the moonbeams with her late husband, Glenn. Applauding them are their two daughters, Darlene Wilson and Barbara Wilson of Hixson.

Special thanks to Edythe's devoted caregivers, Connie and Jeanine, and Edythe's terrific Hearth Hospice nurse, Lora. A special thanks also to family friend Glen.

Please send contributions to the Alzheimer's association.


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