1921 — 2019
"We glide along the tides of time as swiftly as a racing river, then vanish as quickly as a dream" On Sept. 8, 2019 our dear sweet family Matriarch, Aileen Dorothy Burch Swearingen passed away at the age of 97 in her home surrounded by much love. She was born in Fulton, Mississippi on September 13, 1921 as the only deaf child of six siblings. She attended the Mississippi School for the deaf in Jackson, where in high school she met her love, Leonard "Buddy" Swearingen. Together after graduation they traveled to Biloxi, Ms to marry, start a career and family. With opportunities scarce for the deaf it brought my parents to Pascagoula, Ms. BVD factory and it was there they met and...