“Live life to the fullest” is a wonderful mantra to live by.
Mary Swayze Fleming Gee, 65, passed away on May 1, 2019, at her home in Greenwood after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 7, at 9 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood, with the service following at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Swayze was born on Dec. 28, 1953, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Her parents were the late Gene Tucker and Lou Kern Fleming of Minter City.
After graduating from high school in 1971, Mary Swayze received her undergraduate and Master of Finance degrees at the University of Mississippi. While at Ole Miss, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She began her career in the Dallas office of Merrill Lynch. Over the years she was involved in various segments of the financial industry, culminating in her being a founding partner of Street Account, an online financial news service. Her career took her all over the world.
Mary Swayze’s husband of 30 years, Orman Kimbrough Gee III, preceded her in death by nine days. She had cared for him through his battle of many years with a brain tumor until she received her own diagnosis.
Mary Swayze is survived by her sister, Betty Lou Fleming Garrigan (Pat) of Oxford; brothers Gene Tucker Fleming Jr. (Jeanne) of Carrollton and Hays Edward Fleming of Minter City; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. She also leaves a worldwide community of friends who love her dearly.
Mrs. Gee was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity. The Rev. Peter Gray will officiate the services.
The family would like to thank caregivers Regina Henderson and Derrick Thompson and especially Annette Mize, who has loved her like a sister their entire lives.
Honorary pallbearers will be Annette Pleasants Mize, Charlotte Pinkston Dale, Missy Bass Pillow, Liz Stanton Haskins, Lynn Woodside Mosley, Rebecca Peteet Cleland, Judy Farrish Johnson, Kathy Carroll Houpt, Corinne Henderson Abney, Becky Blakemore McKenzie, Pauline Shuler Lewis, Laura Newman Nixon, Karen Cox Pinkston, Sharon Hardy Draper and Sally Morgan Ratcliff.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Minter City Methodist Church, 910 Poplar St. Rear, Greenwood, MS, 38930, or Halcyon Hospice.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.