The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday morning, January 13, 2015 at the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Railroad Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Reverend Alfred Wynn will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Whiteline Street, Montezuma, Georgia.
Gwendolyn was born September 5, 1947 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Hayes Rackley and Louise Oliver. The late Martha Oglesby reared her. One brother, James Rackley, preceded her in death. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia where she attended the historic Macon County Training School of Montezuma, Georgia. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Elder Eddie Swift, Jr. on the 12th day of July, 1990. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and the Glorious Hope Baptist Church of Marshallville, Georgia and after becoming the wife of the late Elder Eddie Swift, Jr. she moved her membership to Galilee Primitive Baptist Church of Perry, Georgia.
She leaves to mourn her passing a beloved son, Dwayne Long, Montezuma, Georgia; devoted cousin, Emma Forbes, Oglethorpe, Georgia; a goddaughter, Alisha Shelley, Montezuma, Georgia; other relatives include, Pebbles Baldwin, Ideal, Georgia, Sarah Baldwin, Montezuma, Georgia, Constance Baldwin, Montezuma, Georgia, Cheryl Tharp, Americus, Georgia, Ramell Baldwin (Hollie) Albany, Georgia, Malissa Baldwin, Montezuma, Georgia and LaSonya Larry, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her extended family includes the staff and doctors of the Montezuma Health Care Center.