|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1957|
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 2013|
Tena LaVonne Purcell Carraway Swatzyna, 56, passed away April 18, 2013.
She was born on February 27, 1957 in Vallejo, CA to John and Martena Purcell.
She graduated from Westside High School in 1974. She worked with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for 37 years.
She is survived by her husband, Roman Swatzyna; daughter, Stacy Carraway; four step-daughters, Valerie Swatzyna, Sabrina Morgan, Erica Swatzyna, and Natallia Lee; and two sisters, Sue Hill and Judy Childress.
The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Friday, April 26 and a memorial service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation, 6025 Stage Road #42-218, Bartlett, TN 38134; or Methodist Hospice Residence, 6416 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119.
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119, "Behind the Stone Wall".
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