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9/17/2021 7:48:00 PM
Phyllis Ann Allen McSwain
February 2, 1943 - September 17, 2021

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Phyllis Ann Allen McSwain, age 78, of Black Road, went to see Jesus with family by her side, Friday, September 17, 2021.

She was born February 2, 1943, in Cleveland County to the late Riley Allen and Florence Ledford Allen of Kings Mountain.

Phyllis was the owner of All About Flowers of Cherryville. She also worked at Carlton Mills and Beam’s Rest Home. She loved her family and friends, and loved to make people smile, which she did very well. Phyllis was a life-long member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she wore many hats.

She is survived by her four children Robin McSwain Sigmon and husband Don, Denise McSwain Burress and husband Randy, James “Jamie” David McSwain Jr. and wife Pam all of Cherryville, and Kristi McSwain Williford and husband Eric of Waxhaw; sister Elaine Allen Barrett of Belmont; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret McSwain Sigmon and husband Richard, and Martha McSwain Beam; brother-in-law A.L. McSwain and wife Shirley; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and dear friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James David McSwain Sr.; daughter-in-law, Kim Gibson McSwain; two brothers; two sisters; and a grandson, Casey Jay Blackwelder.

Per Phyllis’ wishes, a private graveside service, for close family and friends, will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Adventures In Mission at P.O. Box 742570 Atlanta GA 30374-2570, or

Condolences may be made to

Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services of Cherryville, N.C. is serving the McSwain family.

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