The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Monday, April 23, 2018 at New Corinth Baptist Church, 220 Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia. Burial will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Alfonso Swanson was born on August 16, 1971 in Reynolds, Georgia to Minnie Pearl Swanson and Curtis Jones. He was preceded in death by one son, Tyler James Swanson. He was educated in the public school system of Marion County where he was a graduate of Tri-County High School class of 1989. Following graduation he entered into the United States Army where he served our country proudly. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined the New Corinth Baptist Church in 2008. He was a faithful member serving on the Usher Board and recently became an Ordained Deacon.
Deacon Swanson was employed with the Marine Corps. Logistic Base in Albany, Georgia working with Mission Assurance. He was currently attending Ashford University pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Operational Management and was expecting to graduate in August of this year.
Deacon Swanson loved his community and would help others in need. He was the Chief Operation Officer of NYU Hope 4 Ville. A local non-profit organization focusing on providing help to children and elderly in the community
On September 13, 2008, two hearts became one when Contina Hudson and Alfonso were joined in holy matrimony. They enjoyed a marriage filled with love and happiness and also loved traveling together.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife, Contina Swanson, Ellaville, Georgia; five children, Alex Swanson (Jasmine), Columbus, Ohio, Ashley Swanson, Newark, New Jersey, Octavius Hamilton, Rayonna Clay, all of Ellaville, Georgia, and Ashton Swanson, Montezuma, Georgia; one grandson, Xavion Swanson; parents, Minnie Pearl Swanson, Ellaville, Georgia, and Curtis Jones,, Spanaway, Washington; five siblings Chancellor Germany (Sharon), Ideal, Georgia, Bryant Haynes (Wendy), Columbus, Georgia, Florinda Rice (David), Spanaway, Washington, Virginia Jones, Jacksonville, Florida, and Curtis Jones Jr., Charlotte, North Carolina; mother-in-law, Mary Hudson, Ellaville, Georgia; sister/brother-in-law, Joyce Smith (James), Otis Hudson (Stephanie) all of Ellaville, Georgia; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins including a devoted cousin Antonious Swanson and friends including devoted friends MSGT Anthony Cimbaro, Vanessa Hollingshed, Lee E. Taylor USMC Major Retired.]