Simone Vicknair Swain, age 82, passed away on Friday, January 7,2022
Simone was a longtime resident of Ocean Springs, MS. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 25, 1939. She was the oldest of 6 girls.
Most everyone who knew her, would describe Simone as a sweet, gentle, caring soul. She was a people pleaser always.
She attended John Dibert Elementary and for High School, St. Joseph Academy and John McDonough Senior High, in New Orleans.
Simone had various jobs throughout her life including working for Bell South Telephone Co., Town and Country Clothing Store, and more recently, Winn Dixie. She retired from Winn Dixie as a cashier.
After retiring she spent 11 wonderful years residing at the Villa Maria. She enjoyed making new friends, going out for dinner, and coloring. Simone was a diehard Saints fan and Mardi Gras enthusiast.
Simone was a beloved parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Ocean Springs. In her later years she developed a love of scripture and her Catholic faith. To that end, she joined the Altar Society, various Bible studies and the Thursday Exercise class at church. Through these activities she made many wonderful and caring friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris John Vicknair and Dorothy Kattengell Vicknair, as well as her husband Donald Swain.
Simone is survived by her three children, Dana Swain Desmet, Dean Swain, and Douglass Swain and former daughter-in-law, Amy Giles.; her grandchildren, Brooke Elizabeth Cole, Audrey Marie Desmet Swain, Logan Swain, Blake Swain, Roman Swain and Xander Swain; two great grandchildren, Liam and Lucas Cole; and 5 sisters, Charlene Hiers (Travis, deceased), Maryse Ralls (Mike), Anelle Schumann (Roger), Jan Bologna (Vincent) and Patrice Volante (Bobby). She is also survived by her devoted friends, Jessie Macais, Al, and Barbra Krueger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Ocean Springs, MS, on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 10am. Friends may visit from 8:30am until the Mass. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park, also in Ocean Springs.
The family would like to thank her devoted and loving friends who were always there for her. We would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Villa Maria who always made her feel at home. And lastly, her final days were spent in the loving care of the staff of the Singing River SNF Rehab Unit. Because of you all, she went home to the Lord surrounded with love and peace in her final days. Forever we will be grateful.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Villa Maria, 921 Porter Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Simone Vicknair Swain
Crestlawn Memorial Park Cemetery