Johnnie Theophilus Swinson III

June 7, 1984 - February 4, 2023
Johnnie Theophilus Swinson III

Mr. Johnnie T. Swinson III of Wilmington, NC was born on June 7, 1984 and passed away on February 4, 2023 at his residence completing his journey of 38 years.

JT was truly a bright light to everyone he knew. He was happy, joyful and full of life. He enjoyed putting smiles on the faces of everyone he knew. His laughter and humor was very contagious. He knew how to get us laughing until we cried. He was a kid at heart and didn’t hide it. At family gatherings he could always be found outside playing with the kids whether it be jumping on the trampoline, playing freeze tag or throwing the football, he was where the fun was. He loved being a dad. He loved his kids. His son Ayden and daughter Adalyn were the light of his life. When the weekends came it was all about them. Fishing, camping, playing at the park, beach days, 4wheeling, adventuring through the woods, building forts, playing hide and seek, and even playing in the rain with them. He loved his kids and they loved him. He was happiest with them and his family.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his mother Sandra Genes (Donald), one son; Ayden Swinson, one daughter; Adalyn Swinson, two brothers Donnie and Travis Genes, one step brother; Keith Genes, two sisters Brandi Swinson and Kasey Kyle, grand parents Nancy Swinson, Margaret A. Edgar, along with a host of relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Johnnie T. Swinson, Jr. Grandfather, Johnnie T. Swinson, Sr., and uncle Jeff Swinson.

A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from the hours of 5:00PM till 7:00PM at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099

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  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • February 27, 2023
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  • February 21, 2023
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  • February 18, 2023
    Susan C White says:
    JT will be missed around the neighborhood. He was a happy guy and always had a smile and kind word to say. I will miss seeing him with is kids and as a neighbor. RIP JT❤🙏. Sending prayers to the family.

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