Ms. Leslie Gail Sanderson Swift
- January 1, 1947 - August 16, 2012
- Washington, District Of Columbia
of Leslie's Passing
National Capital Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Sociey
1800 M Street, NW
Suite 750 South
Washington, DC 20036
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“Mommy, Savannah told me today that she does not want me to die like grandma because Daddy doesn't know how to drive to McDonalds.......
1 of 37 | Posted by: Shayne - DC - Daughter
“Shayne and Shannon,
I'm about the loss of your mother. From our conversations, I knew how much you loved her and how protective you were of her as...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Jacques Benovil - Washington, DC
My sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of bereavement. I pray that you will find comfort and peace in knowing that...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Lenora Scott - Lanham, MD
“Shayne and Shannon
My prayers are with you now and always.
Know that your Mom is in a better place
It has been far too many years since we have...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Venita Thomas - Washington, DC
“Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
5 of 37 | Posted by: Melvin Twine - Capitol heights, MD
“To the Swift Family,
I am so sorry for your lost. I know she meant a lot to you all. I pray her smile and the loving memories you share will...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Dawn - Riverdale, MD
“Shayne, you are in my prayers. May God's peace keep you during this difficult time and may you always cherish the memories of your mother.
7 of 37 | Posted by: Monique Smith - MD - Colleague
“Lesie and I were high school friends. Many people thought we were sisters as we favored each other. I had not seen her in years but will always have...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Maurita Jones Stiles - Atlanta
“May God continue to bless you and grant you peace. Your kind words and beautiful smile will never be forgotten.
9 of 37 | Posted by: Henry Whitted - Washington, DC
“Dear Ms Swift,
We pray that the peace and comfort of God that passes human understanding be your portion at this time. May God grant you the Grace...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: The Onwukwe Family - Bowie, MD
“God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
11 of 37 | Posted by: Shayne - Daughter
“Leslie and I were often best buds. Oh how we laughed together, cried together and enjoyed stories of how bad we used to be. I will miss her so much...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Janer - Washington, DC
“Shayne and Shannon,
You did a wonderful job in caring for your mother as children and as adults. I am so proud of you. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Dorothy Swift - Alexandria, VA
“Mrs. Swift and Fammily
May the memories that you shared comfort you in your time of sorrow.
14 of 37 | Posted by: Lillie Bond - Riverdale, , MD
“Shayne, may the peace which comes from the memories of love shared between you and your mother comfort you now and in the days ahead. God bless you...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Erica Bullock - Laurel, MD
“We are sorry for your loss. We know there are no words that could ease your pain. Just know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
16 of 37 | Posted by: The Chinkhota Family - MD
“May God grant youcomfort in this time of mourning.
17 of 37 | Posted by: Peter Herz - Rockville, MD
“May you find peace and comfort in knowing that she is in God's hands now. My heart is with you at this time.
18 of 37 | Posted by: Joy Allchin - Greenbelt, MD
“I shall always remember Leslie as a lovely, intelligent, courageous, inspiring lady.
I extend my sympathy to her loving family.
19 of 37 | Posted by: Sharon L.Z - Silver Spring, MD
“My heart goes out to you and your family.
With my deepest sympathy.
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20 of 37 | Posted by: Tina Farrera Donnelly - MD
“Ms. Leslie was both kind and courageous, both sweet and strong, and she will always be loved just as her love will always be felt.
21 of 37 | Posted by: Frank Petty Jr.
“Shannon, My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.
22 of 37 | Posted by: Cecily Roberts - Baltimore, MD
“Shannon, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May God protect, keep, and comfort you and your family as you mourn. And may you gain...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Nneka Jenkins - Rockville, MD
“Shannon, you and your family are in my prayers. Words cannot express my deep sorrow for your loss. I'm not too far away, if you ever need to talk.
...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Melody Dennis-Spencer - Bowie, MD
“I am so grateful to you for giving Shannon and I everything that we needed. I can only hope that you are just as proud of us as we are of you. ...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Shayne - Washington, DC
“I know that there are moments in life that no words are sufficient to give comfort and ease pain. From my experience, losing someone as close as a...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Monica Villalta - Colleague
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We are sorry for your loss. We were childhood neighbors across the street. (The Mason Family.)
27 of 37 | Posted by: Rosslyn Mason Spriggs - MD
“To the Swift family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers during this time. May the peace of God be with you.
Warmly,...Read More »
28 of 37 | Posted by: Christy Jones - Fort Washington, MD
“She was such an important part of my childhood. May she rest in peace now and always. Sending my best to both of you Shannon and Shayne.
29 of 37 | Posted by: Keisha Grant - Washington, DC
“She is never gone as long as she lives in memories <3
30 of 37 | Posted by: Betina - Friend
“May God grant you peace during this difficult time.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
31 of 37 | Posted by: Diane Yemoh - MD
“Though I never personally met your mom, I'm a positive she was an awesome person based on what I know about her family. My heart and prayers go out...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Lisa Carpenter - Woodbridge, VA
“Sorry to hear about the death of Mum. I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences.
From my heart I offer words of comfort: The LORD is my rock, my...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Jumba Kusasira - Friend
“Leslie's mind was ever active even when her body could not keep up. She stayed sharp mentally, much to her credit. She made me laugh and always had...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Lenore Thomas - Columbus, OH
“Mommie, your strength, courage, and kindness were an inspiration to me, Shayne, and so many others.
36 of 37 | Posted by: Shannon
“I miss her infectious laugh and sharp tongue.
37 of 37 | Posted by: Shayne - Washington, DC
Leslie Gail Sanderson Swift, of Washington, DC, entered into God's eternal care Thursday, August 16, 2012.
Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Walter B. Sanderson, Jr. and the late Juanita Hurd Sanderson. Survivors include her father, Walter B. Sanderson, Jr., her two daughters, Shayne A. Swift and Shannon A. Swift Hines, her brother, Walter B. Sanderson, III (Darlene), two grandsons, Brandon and Jalen Hines and a granddaughter, Savannah Petty, two nieces, Elizabeth L. Sanderson and Dalila H. Granger (Kevin), a nephew, Walter B. Sanderson, IV, and many relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the National Capital Chapter of the MS Society.