Josephine Holmes (Nanny Jo) Swift was born on December 9, 1936 in Reagan, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Odra and Myrtle Wyatt Holmes. She went to her Heavenly Home on November 17, 2022 at the age of 85 years, 11 months, and 8 days.
She was a member of Crump First Baptist Church. She was also considered a deaconess of the church with her long time friends Betty Mallette and Virginia Snodgrass who went Home before her.
Nanny Jo was a friend to everyone she met. She was a hard worker in the garment industry and a very talented seamstress. She loved to cook and take her desserts and dishes to church or anywhere she went. She also liked to crochet in her spare time. Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve were her special gatherings with her children and grandchildren and anyone else who wanted to come, where lots of food and memories were shared.
She is survived by her children, Dana Holt of Savannah, Tennessee, Brian Gibbs and his wife Beverly of Savannah, Tennessee, Charlotte Plunk and her husband, Anthony of Adamsville, Tennessee, Belinda Johnson and her husband Larry of Shiloh, Tennessee, and bonus son, Christopher Swift and his wife Tracy of Savannah, Tennessee; sister, Nancy Spears of Savannah, Tennessee; brothers, Terry Holmes of Bartlett, Tennessee and Billy Holmes of Lexington, Tennessee; grandchildren, Cindy Qualls, Kevin Johnson, Blake Johnson, Cory Johnson, Whittney Gammill, Caden Holt, Seth Holt, Anna Holt, Hunter Gibbs, Brianna Gibbs, Tegan Gibbs, Christian Swift, and Maddie Swift; 10 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; and lots of nieces and nephews that called her Josephine, Josie, or Nanny Jo. She was truly blessed with a large, loving family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Chandler Holt; great grandson, Ryan Wint; son in law, Stan Holt; and brothers, John Holmes and Jerry Holmes.
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