of Maumelle, AR
May 5, 1957 - June 29, 2021
Joanne Louise Swim Swindell, 64, passed from this life on June 29th,2021, at UAMS, The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, after a short illness. Her "Celebration of Life" will be at the Christian Life Center Thursday, July 8th, at 3 pm. Joanne's burial will be next to her beloved husband, Dr. Robert T. Swindell, at Highland Cemetery in Greenfield, Tennessee, on Friday, July 9th at 2 pm.Joanne was born on May 5th, 1957, in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, to Daniel and the late Crystal Swim. She graduated high school in Riverview, New Brunswick, in June 1975. For the following three years, she attended ABI, the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating in 1978, she joined the ABI staff and taught the Bible for 15 years. In the early 1990's, Joanne moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where she met and married her husband, Dr. Robert T. Swindell in March 1997. Mrs. Swindell received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas Little Rock, William H. Bowen Law School in June 2003.Joanne was very active and dedicated to her Maumelle community and to her church, the Christian Life Center in West Little Rock. She was passionate about her faith in Jesus Christ and wanted to share it with everyone, relatives, friends, and neighbors. She authored many books, two of which include the DISCOVER curriculum for Tweens and Young Teens and SEARCH FOR TRUTH, a supplemental guide for understanding the Bible. She will forever be remembered at the Christian Life Center for unlimited energy, her organizational and training skills, and her determined devotion to the work of the Lord. Although she loved her native country, Canada, Joanne sought and received her U. S. Citizenship on September 16, 2011. Patriotic and politically vocal, she wore her American Flag lapel pin proudly.Joanne is survived by her father, the Reverend Daniel Swim, Sr. (Marsha); sisters, Karolyn LeBlanc, Connie Corney; brother, Daniel Swim, Jr. (Penny); stepbrother, Trevor McAllister (Jennifer); brother-in-law, Brian Keddy, as well as nieces and nephews and her extended family: stepdaughter, Melinda Strickland (Brian); step-granddaughters, Mariah Smith (Zachary), Allyson George and step great granddaughters, Rylee Jo Young, Elizabeth Blake Smith and Aspen Blair Smith.Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert T. Swindell, her mother, Crystal Swim and her sister, Ruth Keddy.
Joanna, I am saddened by your passing and to know that you were so sick. Though in this time of grief, I find joy in knowing that you are forever healed and reunited with Papaw and Dahli the dog. You had so much love for Papaw and you devoted your life to taking care of him. I will forever be thankful for that. Rest in peace and enjoy eternity in paradise with Papaw and Dahli. You will be missed. <3
Joanne Swindell has been a dear friend for many years. Her husband,Bob, and my husband, Lamar were both professors on the department of chemistry at UALR. We celebrated their marriage and enjoyed many delightful times together. After Joanne and I both entered lives as widows, our friendship became even closer. Joanne is one of the most intelligent, kind, thoughtful friends anyone could have. She reflected her love and dedication of her Savior Jesus to all who knew her. I will miss her so much. Knowing she is now healed and with Bob brings joy to my heart May you enjoy you heavenly rewards, dear friend.
Will miss seeing and talking with you around the neighborhood Joanne. Rest in peace and love with Bob and Dahli!
Joanne we will dearly miss you
Joanne, you brought me joy. And I didn’t deserve your loyalty and love. But I sure did enjoy our relationship for over twenty years.These last years were sometimes hard for you without Bob and Dahli, but you continued giving generously of yourself to everyone you met. Knowing you made me a better person, and I thank God for your life
I will miss Joanne’s visits, she was always faithful to come by every so often and check on me. When the door bell rang, little Maggie ( dog) always knew it was her. Maggie had to have her turn first to tell her about her day.A sweet, wonder to all in our neighbor hood, she knew us all. We prayed and prayed for her to come back to us, but God had other reasons he needed her with him. She will always be in our heart. We will never forget
I miss you, Joanne, I cannot believe you are gone. I'm not sure if you had received my last text that I was praying for you, but you are now healed for heaven and I'll see you there. Just look for me around His throne...Love Narn (Connie-your baby sis)
I can not believe you are gone. I talked to you a few days earlier, and now you are gone. I am sorry for everyone's loss. Joanne was one of the very best people I have ever known. I will miss her dearly. She started as my parent's (Burch and Jackie Johnson) dear friend but became my husband, my boys, and my dear friend as well. I have to keep thinking that now she is with Bob and my mother. We all loved her so much there are no words that can express how much.