Andrew Louis Swinson, 34, went to be with the Lord on December 26, 2019. He was living with his father and stepmother in the Philippines at the time of his passing.
He was born August 24, 1985, in Lafayette Louisiana to Kenneth and Patricia (Knight) Swinson,the first of three children. He became a proud big brother in 1988 to his first sister, Ann, and again in 1992 to his baby sister, Alyssa. If you ever met Andrew you would never forget him, he touched countless lives in his own way. He was always happy, smiling, whistling, laughing, and singing.
He loved Jesus and loved to tell everyone about Him. He was a door greeter and usher at his church Family Christian Center in Socorro for many years until he was unable due to health and went to live with his parents in the Philippines. He loved getting to welcome everyone with a huge smile, hug, and hello.
He showed love to everyone he encountered, and there was never any doubt of how big of a heart he had. He was a very generous man and would do anything he could to help others. He volunteered at the food bank for many years and looked forward to getting to help others. He would do anything he could to make people smile or laugh, even if it meant making himself the butt of his own jokes or others. He didn’t care what others thought of him, he was just happy.
He was an amazing, wonderful, goofy, and loving brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin, grandson, and Friend. Nothing made him happier than becoming an uncle and spending time with his family and his many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by hismother, Patricia, in 2001 from the same rare disease he suffered from.
He also was preceded in death by his grandparents, Beatrice (Bradley) Swinson, Robert Swinson, Francis (McCall) Knight, and Joe Knight; Uncles Richard and Steven Knight in years prior.
He is survived by his father Kenneth Swinson, stepmother Edna (Rubio) Swinson; sisters, Ann (Kenneth) Dunklee, and Alyssa (Marcus) Chee; seven nieces and nephews: Mia, Gabriel, Jasmine, Maxine, Anastasia, Tonya and Wyatt. He also is survived by his two uncles, to aunts, and his 10 cousins.
His services will be held at Family Christian Center in Socorro at 2 p.m., Jan. 16, with a potluck to follow.
We know he is in a better place, and no longer in pain. His smile, love, joy, and humor will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
God got a good one.