George Calvin Swilley of Lamont, Florida passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at The Madison County Memorial Hospital in Madison, Florida. He was the son of the late Andrew Thomas and Gertrude Wallace Swilley.
Mr. Swilley received his early educational training at the Greengrove Elementary School of Madison, County.
After losing his sight, he attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, the Historic Fessenden Academy of Martin, Florida, and when the Academy closed he attended and graduated from FAMU High. He received his B.S. Degree in psychology from Florida A & M University, and his MSW from Atlanta University of Atlanta, Georgia.
He was employed as a social worker at a Youth Home in Farmington, MO, and later he was chosen to head the Department of Social Work at Rutland Hospital in Massachusetts.
After retiring an moving back to his childhood home, he enjoyed volunteering as counselor for the Harvest Christian Center in Monticello with Apostle Marvin Graham.
Funeral Services will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church of Lamont, Florida with Elder Willie Chambers, Pastor, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Ganzy Funeral Home on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
He leaves to mourn his passing two sisters Maxine S. Franklin and Alma McKinney Wynn of Madison, FL and one brother John P. (Geneva) Swilley of Palm Bay, FL; one goddaughter, many nieces, nephews, cousins, a dedicated housekeeper, and many friends.