Let the memory of Victoria be with us forever
  • 67 years old
  • Born on September 3, 1946 in Bluefield, West Virginia, United States.
  • Passed away on January 22, 2014 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Victoria Swilley 67 years old , born on September 3, 1946 and passed away on January 22, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Tina Marrow-Rasheed on 22nd January 2018
I never quite understood how someone who transitions can be with you forever. Now I do. There are times that I talk to you as if your still on this plane simply because no one else can fill your shoes. I might see your favorite color or a piece of your art and you come alive to me. Or times when I remember your ironic sense of humor when I'm stressed. Rather than being saddened I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the depth of our friendship. I will continue to pray for your happiness.
Posted by Charlene Graham on 22nd January 2018
Think of you often - sometimes angry that you left us so soon but look forward to our reunion.
Posted by Kenneth Swilley on 16th November 2016
I still find it hard to visit here but there isn't a day that goes by that I do not think of you. I sometimes see someone, resembling you, riding their bike through DC and my heart skips a few beats. I think that in some way you're advising me even now and I cherish the memories that come with my thoughts. You always told me not to dwell in the negative and look for the lesson in every situation. We both worked hard to do that and I am still staying the course. I love and miss you Mom and I am still striving to improve. Sometimes I just want......
Posted by Florence Hardney-Hinds on 7th September 2016
Thought about you, Girl, while visiting Agnes Scott's campus the other week. Remembering all our doings on campus and your big smile. Your passing, as well as those of others, keep reminding me of how every soul is so precious and essential to our lives despite any shortcomings. The essence of your being leaves a lasting fragrance in this earthly existence. Bless your soul, always!
Posted by Michele Simms on 6th September 2016
Happy birthday to my illustrious cousin, Victoria. I think of Victoria often, particularly when I am doing something creative. For it is from her that I learned what it means to be an artist!
Posted by Roger Reynolds on 6th September 2016
Every day I honor my Mother by working to be a better man than I was the day before. When I light a candle, it will be in honor of the most inspiring women I have ever known.
Posted by Tina Marrow-Rasheed on 4th September 2016
Every day I feel so fortunate to have have been your friend. More and more I realize how rare our engagement. When I think of you I am strengthened, reassured and cfonfident that love heals all. I continually chant for your health, success and happiness in your next incarnation. Love (your little sister)
Posted by Florence Hinds on 25th January 2016
To our talented, dear Victoria, I put up your Ngozi mud cloth Christmas trees and stockings this year in fond remembrance of you. You spirit is still with me, and still much appreciated!
Posted by Michele Simms on 22nd January 2016
Everyday I think about you, want to call you, or visit you for a cup of tea. It's hard for me to believe that you aren't here. But I know that you are with family having a heck of a time. Until we meet again.
Posted by Michael Carmona on 22nd January 2016
I miss you big sis
Posted by Lillian Simmons on 3rd September 2015
I think of you often my dear friend and the great times we shared. Forever in my heart and memory
Posted by Tina Marrow-Rasheed on 3rd September 2015
What's most important in life is the heart. Our friendship remains alive and vibrant in my heart and comforts me at times when I feel most alone. Every day, I continuously pray for enlightenment and happiness in your next lifetime and that in time we are united in friendship once again, Love Eternal,
Posted by Charlene Graham on 3rd September 2015
A Champagne Toast to you my Dear - on your BornDay. Missing our times together...
Posted by Florence Hardney-Hinds on 27th May 2015
You certainly are not forgotten, Victoria! I was reminiscing our times together while looking at photographs. That wide, joyous smile, that wit and pithiness... Ahh, my dear Friend, you are very much missed and very much loved. Always, Florence
Posted by Kenneth Swilley on 1st April 2015
This has been a long road for me and I would like to share my deepest and most heartfelt feelings at this time. I gained my strength and perseverance from you Mom. At my lowest point I realized that I would thank God for my lesson and look up to see which path I was going to take to move forward. Mom, you looked up until the end. I admire and respect you for not giving up even at its worst. I remember it all and I love and miss her.
Posted by Roger Reynolds on 14th February 2015
Lighting a candle and honoring mom)
Posted by Lynn King on 23rd January 2015
Roger, we continue to pray for God's healing and comforting touch on your and your brother's lives as you treasure and reflect your beautiful mom's legacy. You are a blessing.
Posted by Charlene Graham on 22nd January 2015
Remembering the special friendship we had; still sad that you left us so soon - think of you often.
Posted by Michelle Williford on 22nd January 2015
Remembering Aunt Victoria today and particularly her love for education. Have to say that is one of the most enduring memories I have of her, that and her laugh and smile. Thinking of and missing her.
Posted by Roger Reynolds on 4th September 2014
Lighting a candle for my Mother today. Honoring her everyday. )
Posted by Tina Marrow-Rasheed on 3rd September 2014
Can't count the times over the past seven months that I have realized the value of our friendship and tried to comprehend just how much I have missed Victoria. At the same time I invision her voice (in typical V style) saying, "Relax. I'm fine. It really ain't that serious!" Rest assured, you will always be my soul-siste in life and death.
Posted by Sampson Horton on 19th February 2014
Ma Victoria was always a good person to talk to when the chips were down. I will miss her witty ways and stern demeanor. she will be added as ancestry and will be around for infinity tho'.
Posted by Charlene Graham on 19th February 2014
From Stacey Calhoun: She was a special woman - I admired her free spirit and unique way of viewing the world...although I haven't seen her for years...she will definitely be missed
Posted by Charlene Graham on 18th February 2014
Roger, we have fond memories of your Mom, and I know she was a friend to our Mom and Dad. We're praying for God to give you the peace that surpasses understanding. Be strong and of good courage. Sincerely, Glenn & Christiane Williams
Posted by Lillian Simmons on 15th February 2014
Thank you Victoria Rose for your friendship and all the good times we shared. Rest sweet sister until we meet again.
Posted by Charlene Graham on 15th February 2014
Thank you Victoria for being my friend. I will always remember you and our relationship. I look forward to seeing you in the next journey. Love You Much!
Posted by Nina Simone Simms Bentley on 13th February 2014
Victoria, I always remember you as being so cool...so incredibly hip... a free spirit! Perhaps you didn't know, but as a child, I wanted to be just like you...I even wanted to name Autumn "Victoria Rose" after you, but Carl overruled saying Victoria Rose Bentley sounded too British :-) I recall wonderful times when you and Kenny and Roger (Mark) would come to Detroit...or we would go to New York. I remember hearing Chuck Mangione's "Feels So Good" for the first time with you and it still reminds me of you to this day whenever I hear it. I recently downloaded "Down Two, Then Left" an album by Boz Scaggs that you loved..."We're Waiting" being your favorite cut. I recall telling you things I couldn't tell my mother, yet you gave me motherly advice...good advice. I have a wonderful big sister in Michele, but when you were around, it was like having another big sister. You are loved and will be missed. Thank you for gracing my life and the planet...and thank you for Kenny and Mark! Your memory will live forever in my heart. Simone
Posted by Michele Simms on 13th February 2014
Thank you for the sisterly love that you gave me from the time that I can remember. Thank you for leaving two wonderful young men on this plant who will carry and spread your spirit and vision for all of us.
Posted by Roger Reynolds on 9th February 2014
Thank you Mom for carrying me those many months and bringing me into a world with a loving mother and family. You are forever and ever in my heart. Love forever.

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