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Obituary for Cheryl Swingle

Cheryl Aileen Swingle, 62, passed away on February 19, 2024, surrounded by family and tons of love at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL. She was born on November 30, 1961, in Lake Jackson, Texas to her loving parents: Urban Darrell Gibbs and Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Strickland-Gibbs.

Cheryl was met at the Golden Gates by her father, Urban Darrell Gibbs who gave her a life full of love and the opportunity to experience living in different parts of the country including Grand Isle, Louisiana and St. Louis, Missouri by his service in the Coast Guard. She was also met by her mother-in-law, Ruth Swingle. Cheryl lived a life full of love and laughter by growing up in a house full of family and friends. She was married on August 8, 1982, to the Love of her life, Fred Swingle of Binghamton, New York in Pensacola, Fl. They shared a rare and special love that anyone who witnessed it would understand how strong it is without having to say much. She continued this when she and Fred welcomed their daughter, Elisha, into the world, opening their doors to countless friends and neighborhood kids. She was known as everyone's 2nd mom and was always there for anyone who needed a shoulder to lean on or a place to go. Cheryl was so proud of her daughter and grandson and made sure everyone knew it.

Cheryl was a natural-born caregiver and had a heart of gold that was bigger than any words could describe. She became a nurse, where she worked alongside Dr. Powell at the Medical Center Clinic for the past 34 years. Her legacy of being such a warm, loving person continued as her colleagues affectionately dubbed her their "work mom" and she met some of her Best Friends who quickly became family.

Those left to cherish her memories are her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Gibbs; loving husband, Fred Swingle; daughter, Elisha (Adam Fisher) Lewis; grandson, Houston Lewis; sisters, Tina Jackson and Lorie Johnston; brother, Christopher (Julie) Gibbs; in-laws, Daniel Swingle, Thomas and Debbie Swingle, Robert and Denise Swingle, and Carrie Faughnan; nieces and nephews, Heather Urban, Nathan Jackson, Brandon, and Sarah Johnston, Austin Johnston; great nieces and nephews, Hailey Urban, Ethan and Madelyn Johnston; and countless cousins who were more like siblings and friends who became family.

In her selflessness, Cheryl touched the lives of many, leaving behind an abundance of memories, love, and laughs that will be shared and cherished forever.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, at Trahan Family Funeral Home. The family invites friends to join them at 11:00 a.m. for a visitation, with the service beginning at 12:00 p.m. After the service the family will have a Repass in our banquet room.