November 22, 1922 - December 5, 2006
Mrs. Sweetenburg worked for many years as a farm laborer. She later worked for the Darlington County School District and retired with nearly 20 years of service. She was a lifelong member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church where she served for many years on the Usher Board, the Missionary Society and on the Senior Choir.
Bessie McCoy Sweetenburg leaves to cherish her loving memory five daughters, Bessie Mae Abraham, Patricia Addison, Thelma Brewer and Tencie Simon all of Hartsville, SC and Teresa (Marion) Edwards of Lithonia, GA; four sons, Robert L. (Gwendolyn) McCoy, Richard (April) Sweetenburg, Jr., Ricky (Pattie) Sweetenburg all of Hartsville, SC and Leonard (Gloria) Sweetenburg of Fairfax, SC; one brother, Bishop James (Christine) McCoy of Hartsville, SC; one sister, Mary McCoy of Hartsville, SC; 35 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and many other relatives and very dear friends.
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