Josephine Smith Swift

December 02, 1926 - March 12, 2020

Josephine Swift

Josephine Smith Swift, 93, of Crystal Beach, died Thursday, March 12, 2020. She was born on December 2, 1926, to Frances Elizabeth Kahla Smith and William Henry Smith, in Galveston, Texas. 

Survivors include her daughters, Donna Mathis and her husband, Sonny; Debra Altemus and her husband, David; granddaughters, Andrea Smith and her husband, Corey; Amber Blume and her husband, J.B.; grandsons, Robert Van Zandt and his wife, Ashley; Fred L. Swift and his wife, Lauren; great-grandchildren, Kendal Carnley, Cameron Carnley, Zachary Smith, Jonah Smith, Hunter Swift, Nicholas Swift, Kelsey Van Zandt, Isom McKinley, Madden McKinley, Rowan McKinley, Jack Blume, Maddie Blume, and Baby Boy Blume who is on the way.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Isom Lee Swift; brothers, William “Billy” Smith and Vernon “Bub” Smith; and niece, Sandra Milliff.

Josephine was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church of Port Bolivar.

A gathering of Mrs. Swift’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with her funeral service following at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at First United Methodist Church, 1708 TX-124, Winnie, with her interment to follow at Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, Port Bolivar. Please join Mrs. Swift’s family for a reception following her interment at Jose’s Mexican Food Restaurant’s back room, 1021 State Highway 87, Crystal Beach.

Broussard's Motuary
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of Family and Friends
First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell
1708 South Hwy 124 Winnie, TX 77665
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell
1708 State Hwy 124 Winnie, TX 77665
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Port Bolivar Community Cemetery
Port Bolivar, Texas 77650

Comments (6)

  • Lynda Fontaine

    17 March 2020 at 18:04 | #

    May God bless you all. Josephine was a lovely woman who was always so kind to me! I’m keeping you all in My thoughts and prayers at this time.


  • Earle and Yvonne Huffhines

    16 March 2020 at 21:30 | #

    So sorry we cannot be there tomorrow. My health and Earle has cancer so we cannot be around a lot of people. We will miss seeing everyone., I know Jo would understand. You all take care and be very careful coming and going. Love you all. Hope to see you very soon.


  • Bruce an Allene Williams

    16 March 2020 at 02:17 | #

    Her an Mr.Swift were two of the sweetest people you could ever met have known them all my life


  • Michael Hedger

    15 March 2020 at 22:58 | #

    May our lord comfort your sorrows and loss


  • annetta Alphonso

    15 March 2020 at 22:55 | #

    I'm so sorry for the loss of Aunt Jo. She was so sweet. Her a d Uncle Swift are probably dancing across heaven!


  • Gloria (Crawford) & Tilford Thorkveen

    15 March 2020 at 21:07 | #

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.


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