Helen Swaggart

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 2, 2010

SICILY ISLAND — Services for Helen Louise Swaggart, 81, of Sicily Island, who died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with the Rev. James David Peavy officiating.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Pine Hills Cemetery in Catahoula Parish under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. Tuesday until service time at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Swaggart was born on Oct. 12, 1928, in Sicily Island, the daughter of Enos and Lela Tarver Jackson. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, Gilbert Swaggart for 66 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Joe Swaggart and one brother, Thomas “Sonny” Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Swaggart; four sons, Ronald Swaggart and his wife, Lynn of Pearl, Thomas “Hoppy” Swaggart and his wife, Cheryl, Glenn Swaggart and his wife, Clarissa, all of Natchez and Patrick “Ricky” Swaggart and wife, Stella of Santa Rosa, N.M.; six grandsons; seven granddaughters; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Windall Jackson and wife, Judy, of New Iberia, La.; one sister-in-law, Patsy Jackson of Sicily Island; a childhood and lifelong friend Becky Lee of Natchez; a special niece, Rosemary Weems; and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved very much.

Pallbearers will be Jason Swaggart, Glenn Allen Swaggart, John Swaggart, Timmy Swaggart, Randy Arnold and Stephen Harrison.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lairdfh.com.