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Billy Swilley

September 11, 1938 — January 20, 2022

Brandon, MS

Billy Foxx Swilley, 83, died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at his home in Brandon.

Funeral services will be held at Brandon Baptist Church on Sunday, January 23,  2022 at 3 pm with interment in Brandon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 5 pm-7 pm and from 2 pm-3 pm prior to the service.

Mr. Swilley was born September 11, 1938 in the Oakdale Community to the late Solomon David Swilley and Leota Long Swilley. He was a graduate of Brandon High School, Hinds Junior College and Mississippi State University.

He was a farmer and developer who believed in hard work and giving back to the community. He served in the Mississippi National Guard for twelve years.

He was a loving, hard-working and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He taught by example the importance of putting God first, of treating everyone with kindness and respect, being honest in dealing with others  and to always be willing to give a helping hand to those in need. He enjoyed  making new friends and it could be said that he never met a stranger. He loved spending time with his family and especially taking the youngest family members on nature walks while constantly teaching them along the way.

He was a charter member of Brandon Baptist Church, where he served in many positions of leadership.  He loved playing the drums and was a faithful member of the church orchestra.

Mr. Swilley was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Cecil, John David, Tommy Lane and one sister, Joycelyn Swilley Welch.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Carol Busick Swilley; son, Jeff Swilley and wife Dana; daughter Jan Swilley Boykin and husband Howard and daughter, Stephanie Swilley, all of Brandon; three grandchildren; Brittany Boykin Mann and husband Andrew; Tyler Boykin and wife Brittany and Anna Claire Boykin and four great grandchildren, Pierson Boykin, Leyton Boykin, Wynn Mann and Piper Boykin; and brother, Bobby Joe Swilley.

Memorials may be made to Brandon Baptist Church Building fund, 100 Brandon Baptist Church Dr., Brandon, MS 39042.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 22, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Visitation

Sunday, January 23, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside service immediately following the funeral ceremony.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Brandon Memorial Gardens

328 Whitfield Rd, Brandon, MS 39042

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