Hildred Cross Swann

Hildred Cross Swann, 78 a lifelong resident of Cahaba Valley was called home by the Good Lord on Thursday, June 27th 2019 following a brief illness.

 Hildred was born July 17th 1940 to the late Gordon and Thelma (Ashworth) Cross.She was a proud homemaker and a loving mother to her four children. She loved to travel, having visited all 50 states in her lifetime. Her love of travel was only exceeded by her love for her home and family. She was an accomplished gardener and never failed to send visitors home without a beautiful bouquet.  Her generosity and loving spirit was well known and much appreciated by all who had the honor to know her.
 Preceding her in death were her devoted husband William (Bill) Swann, her sons Anthony and Mark and her precious grandson Andrew Smith.
 She was the beloved mother of Shelia (Gil) Sines, Shelaine (Chris) Swann-Partain, Scott (Heather) Swann and Susan (James) Swann-Schaible. Much loved Grandmother of Amber Casey, Matthew Startley, Adam Collar, Shannon Startley and Ethan Swann. Proud Great-Grandmother of  Xander, Piper, Zane and Tyler.
 She was lovingly supported in her later years by her cherished son Scott. His sisters would like to acknowledge and thank him for his dedication and devotion to her and family. Also, the family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the staff of the Neuro ICU of Grandview Hospital for their loving kindness and care during her final days.
According to her wishes there will be no services


  1. Pansy & James Blair on June 30, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Hildred. A mighty sweet lady.. Have a lot of fond memories. Prayers. Pansy & James

  2. Kane and Amy Smith on June 30, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can see her playing a video game with Andy in Heaven.

  3. Albert on July 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Just an encouraging thought: “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will pain nor outcry be anymore. The former things have passed away “ (Revelations 21:4).

  4. Linda Swann Lewis on July 1, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of my beautiful Aunt Hildred. I so wish I could have seen her beautiful smile and hugged her one more time. She was so sweet and loved family very much. May God comfort each one of you my cousins. Rest in sweet peace Sweet Aunt. I love you.

  5. Patsy Swann on July 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    My beautiful self giving Aunt Hildred. I wish I could have spent time with you in recent years but my love for you knows no miles! You’ve been an amazing human being (angel) and you will be very missed. Sweet times you have now with Uncle Bill in the presence of God. Until we meet in Heaven I will miss you. Thank you for being the precious woman you are. Hugs! Patsy

  6. Patricia Gardner on July 3, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    My sweet cousin Hildred was such a wonderful influence on my sisters and me. We will always treasure the times we spent with Hildred, Bill , and the kids.