Dixie Ann Sweat, age 67, of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:05 AM, Friday, October 15, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Dixie was born in Harrisburg on March 20, 1954 to Wilford and Lou Eva (Robinson) Dearing. She married Steve Sweat on March 24, 1983 and he survives. She was a teacher’s aide for Harrisburg schools for several years. Prior to that, Dixie worked as a seamstress for ten years at Nationwide Glove Factory. She also served as the secretary for Antioch Church in Stonefort, where she was a member. Dixie was a super crafter. She loved cross stitching, crocheting, quilting and scrapbooking. Dixie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Dixie is survived by her husband, Steve Sweat of Harrisburg; three daughters, Emily Rann and husband Jeffrey of Gonzales, Louisiana; Tracy Morris and husband, Justin of Harrisburg; and Jamie Sweat of Harrisburg; six grandchildren, Skyla Rann, Gavin Rann, Makenna Rann, Sadie Morris; Beckett Morris; and Sage Morris; sister, Vicki Mitchell and husband, Gordon of Stonefort; brother, Harold Dearing and wife, Veta of Carrier Mills; sister, Nancy Herndon and husband, Robert of Johns Island, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Betty Pate.
Graveside services for Dixie Ann Sweat will be held at 2 PM, Monday, October 18, 2021 at Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills. Rev. Jerry Shell will officiate and burial will follow. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and cemetery.