Mildred Elaine Swan, age 72, died on March 5th, 2023. Mildred was born in Elmira, NY, on July 18th, 1950, to the late James T. Paul, and the late Addie E. Terry. She was predeceased by brothers, Orean Lee Terry, Jr., and James T. Paul, III; sisters, Diane E. Simpson, and Marsha E. Terry. Her legacy lives on in her children, Anthony D. (Victoria) Swan, and Lakisha L. Swan; grandchildren, Anthony J. Swan, Jerod Gaskins, Tatyahna M. Swan, Ameera N. Swan, Jamal T. Mack, Shamel T. Swan, Anthony D. Mack, Jr., Antaisia D. Mack, and Nahor A. Mack; great-grandchildren, Aviyonna Swan, Alanah Swan, Anthonay Swan, Jr., Luna M. Mack, Avondre D. Mack, Zelaya L. Swan, Avi’Ella M. R. Swan; brothers and sisters, Gary Paul, Bruce Paul, Rick (Chris) Paul, Sandy (Ed) Brown, all of Elmira; and Wayne (Vicky) Paul of WY; Sheila James of St. Louis, MO; a host of first cousins, Lionel Cheatham, Barbara Ann Ellis, Cheryl Howard, Valerie Sutton, Jaqueline Cheatham-Williams, John (VIP) Harriel, Patricia “Pumkin” Brown. She is also survived by longtime canine companion, Buddy Swan. Mildred had an abundant of lifetime awards and earned Woman of the Year and was considered a great pillar of her community. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy, EBI, and Elmira College. She was an active woman in her younger years, and loved to travel around the country. Her heart cannot be duplicated. She would never turn anyone away; if they were in need and she could help, she would. Mildred loved to FaceTime with her family, chat on the phone to keep in touch with others, and enjoyed cookouts and family gatherings. She also loved walking her dog, Buddy. She enjoyed gathering in the courtyard of her building with friends and neighbors. Mildred was a genuinely caring person; a true gift from God. Not only was she a mother and grandmother, she touched the lives of so many around her throughout her lifetime. She will never be forgotten by anyone. Mildred made an impact on everyone’s lives and hearts. Most of all, she enjoyed serving the Lord.
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