Eric James Swanzy

November 12, 1981 - November 18, 2018

Eric Swanzy

Eric James Swanzy, 37, of Orangefield, died Sunday, November 18, 2018. He was born November 12, 1981, in Port Arthur, to Jeanie Angelica Swanzy and Glenn Kelly Swanzy.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Hope Swanzy; daughters, Ava and Olivia Swanzy, all of Orangefield; parents, Kelly and Angel Swanzy, of Port Neches; grandmother, Faye Swanzy, of Port Arthur; brothers, Shad Swanzy, of Houston and Michael Swanzy and his wife, Kelly, of Dallas; nieces, Keaton and Kamryn Swanzy; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Kelly Angelica Swanzy and grandfather, Hubert Swanzy.

A gathering of Mr. Swanzy’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2018, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Common Ground Community Church, 1115 West Roundbunch Road, Bridge City. His interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cajun Navy Relief, Inc., PO Box 791632, New Orleans, LA 70179.


Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Friday, November 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Common Ground Community Church Common Ground Community Church
1115 West Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, Texas 77611
Saturday, November 24, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves
3900 Twin City Hwy Groves, TX 77619

Comments (13)

  • NL

    27 November 2018 at 21:27 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • David Shoemaker

    25 November 2018 at 23:29 | #

    I enjoyed Eric’s company – he had a lot of wisdom and was a pleasure to be around – he will be missed


  • Jesse & Loretta Simmons

    23 November 2018 at 07:56 | #

    Our prayers & condolences are with your family. May God bless & comfort you in your time of grief .


  • Elton and Kathy Luce

    22 November 2018 at 15:07 | #

    Dear Angel and Kelly, I can't express the deep sorrow I felt for you and your family in hearing about the loss of your son Erik. Although we haven't seen each other in many years, the memories of our friendship during the years that our boys were growing up together will always hold a special place in my heart. I pray that you may find some comfort in the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and in the love that your family has for each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, Kathy


  • Anna White

    22 November 2018 at 00:10 | #

    My heartfelt condolences go to the Swanzy Family. Eric and I worked together for 5 years at Afton. He was one of a kind and will truly be missed. Eric loved his Family and his two little girls dearly. I pray Kim, Olivia, Ava, Angel, and Kelly find peace and comfort during this time of grieving. I pray that God keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven.


  • Sam Morton

    21 November 2018 at 20:29 | #

    To Kim and the girls, I had worked with Eric for close to two years, and the thing that stood out to me most was how much he loved his family. He spoke often of dance recitals, weekend trips, and how much he valued his time with you. He spoke of his conviction about staying on his shift because it allowed him to spend weekends and holidays with his “girls”. He also spoke of his faith in Jesus and we had many conversations about it, so I know he is with his Savior, though we are left to mourn his loss. Our prayers are with you, the girls, Kelly, and Angel. May God grant you peace during this time of grief.


  • BJ Shoemaker

    21 November 2018 at 15:57 | #

    Eric has been part of the family for so long, it's hard to remember a time he wasn't. Eric was able to share his faith with a joy that could heal. May the memory of that faith continue to give joy, peace and hope especially to Kim, Ava, Olivia, Angel & Kelly. All my love & deepest sympathy, BJ


  • Richard Lord

    21 November 2018 at 15:50 | #

    I know that you are in awe right now about how wonderful it is too be in the kingdom of God.... despite our work related disagreements I was always amazed at your ability to retain in the joy of your Savior....we all hope to join you some wonderful day... to your family Trudy and I grieve with you and send our deepest sympathy


  • Susan Clark

    21 November 2018 at 13:54 | #

    Kim you and the girls are in my prayers.


  • Debbie Bishop (beach neighbor)

    20 November 2018 at 18:59 | #

    Kelly and Angel - I am so saddened for the loss of your son. My best to you both


  • Azfar Choudhury

    20 November 2018 at 16:51 | #

    Our deepest condolences to Kimberly, Ava and Olivia and to the entire Swanzy family! We share your pain and sadness and we pray for you to have the strength to accept God’s decision to take Eric to a better place. Eric was a great team member of our Afton Family and we will always miss him and he will be in our heart.


  • Patti Steele

    20 November 2018 at 00:28 | #

    Kim, we love you and the girls very much. Eric has secured a very special place in many hearts and will be with us forever. We are here for you, Ava, and Olivia. Blessings friend


  • Patti Steele

    20 November 2018 at 00:20 | #

    I remember the first one on one conversation I had with Eric. We were attending an Inside Out event for our church at a newly opened apartment complex in Bridge City. He and I ended up joking about something and clicked immediately. He shared so much about his younger years with his parents and siblings. Then he shared about how Kim, his wife, was a teacher. She and I had that in common It was so evident that Eric was proud of Kim and “the girls.”. The last real conversation we had was one evening when he was working security at church for Surge. He was so excited about being able to provide a new home for his family. He spoke about how Kim was working so hard and how her heart was all in for teaching. Then- wasn’t too long after that- Eric shared that Ava wanted to be baptized. He was baptized with her as a show of his faith in God and in her as a Child of God. My life has been changed from knowing Eric and will continue to be changed through the continuing sharing of life with Kim and “the girls.” God bless all the family as we pray for peace and comfort.


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