Shirley Swanson

Obituary of Shirley Jean Swanson

Shirley Jean Swanson, age 82, passed away peacefully August 29, 2023.  She was born February 6, 1941, in Joanna, South Carolina as the first-born of identical twins to William Mendel and Ruby Johnson Sharpe.

Shirley graduated from University High School.  She retired from S.C. DHEC working in the Vital Records Department.  Shirley was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed activities in WELCA, social ministries, and bible study.  Shirley was a devoted and faithful Christian.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed many games of Bridge.

"Shelley" and "Sha" lived together for 21 years.

Shirley had a grateful heart and appreciated the many acts of compassion and kindness shown to her recently and these past few years during her declining health.  She demonstrated a humble spirit along with a quiet and gentle soul.  She deeply loved her family and was a blessing to them. 

Surviving are her three sons, Jimmy (Lynn) Asbill, Jerry (Connie) Asbill, and David Asbill; one sister, Sharon Guest; numerous nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; and special cousin, Katie Bradley.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 2nd from 5 to 7 pm at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington.  The service will be held Sunday, September 3rd at 1 pm at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, presided by Pastor John Trump.  Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make memorials to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210.



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington
4720 Augusta Road
Lexington, South Carolina, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 3, 2023
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
1416 Broad River Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States


2:30 pm
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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