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Stephanie Rae Matheson Swearingen

January 18, 1979 August 9, 2019
Stephanie Rae Matheson Swearingen
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Obituary for Stephanie Rae Matheson Swearingen

DURHAM: With unimaginable sadness, we have lost our beautiful and bright daughter, mother, sister, niece and friend. Stephanie Rae Matheson Swearingen left us suddenly on Friday, August 9, 2019 at her home. The only comfort, brought to our heart-breaking ache, is knowing that Stephanie left this world in a hopeful state with positive plans for her future.
Born in Durham, her journey began on January 18, 1979. Stephanie’s incredibly meaningful life on earth ended after four decades Filled with tenderness, struggle, joy, despair, profound love and a realm of emotional experiences. Whatever Stephanie did, she did with passion and creativity leaving her influence on all she touched.

Graduating from Northern High School as a cheerleader, dancer and stellar student, Stephanie then attended Meredith College. She lived, for three years, in Arizona, before returning to Durham.

Stephanie is survived by her parents, Kathy and Steve Matheson; daughter, Starlyn Swearingen; son, Stormey Swearingen; former husband, Stoney Swearingen; brother Steven Matheson II (Gina), sister, Abigail Merritt (David), nephews and niece, Kacie, Eli, William and Wyatt; aunt, Gail Faulkner Hudson; cousins, Cressent and Katie; and a host of beloved friends.

Stephanie was predeceased by her grandparents, who loved her dearly, Margie and Ralph Faulkner, Glen and Jennie Matheson.

Stephanie’s service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 17 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation Prior to the Service

Saturday

17

Aug

1:30 PM 8/17/2019 1:30:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

17

Aug

3:00 PM 8/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham
1105 Broad Street Durham 27705 NC
United States
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