Sweatt, L G

Mr. L.G. (Pee Wee) Sweatt, age 78, of Lumberton, NC died on Tuesday, May 31, 2001 at Wesley Pine Retirement Community in Lumberton. He was born In Marion County, SC on March 13, 1933 to the late Cleve and Maggielean Cook Sweatt. Mr. Sweatt spent a lifetime performing and spreading the gospel through songs. He along with his wife and four children made up the group, “The Singing Sweatt Family”. They sang locally and across the country to wherever God would lead them. His experience in music included a number of years performing with Jim Nesbitt and Slim Mimms on a local television station. He also had the pleasure of broadcasting over a local gospel radio program known as “The Gaston Sealey Show”. God blessed Mr. Sweatt with the ability and talent to play any instrument that had strings. There was nothing better to him than getting together with his family and friends “pickin” and singing. He still played and sang for the Lord right up to the time his health started to decline. He will be missed by a vast number of people and his legacy will always be carried on through his children, grandchildren and other generations to come. Mr. Sweatt is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, Margaret Monahan Sweatt of the home; two sons, Michael Sweatt and wife Deborah of Harmans, MD and Bondsey Sweatt and wife Wanda of East Point, FL; two daughters, Sara Sweatt Strickland and husband Billy Jr. and Sharon Sweatt both of Lumberton, NC; a brother, Woodrow Sweatt of Fayetteville, NC; a sister Evelyn Yarborough of Fayetteville, NC; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Blanche Wilkes, Princelle Haire and Mabel Bordeaux; his brothers, JR Sweatt, Wallie Sweatt and Ravenell Sweatt. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Floyd Memorial Chapel in Lumberton with Bishop Kenneth Locklear, Rev. R.P. Grice and Bishop Joe Grice officiating. Burial will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens in Lumberton. Visitation will be on Thursday evening, June 2, 2011 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory, Inc., 809 E. 5th Street in Lumberton.