A Time To Be Born
Everette Saunders Sweeting affectionately called, Micky in is younger days, “Brother Sweet” and “Papa” born on the island of New Providence in the city of Nassau, on the 26th February 1934. He was the fourth child of eleven children of the union of Felix and Myrtle (nee Saunders) Sweeting.
ATime To Love
Everette was a wonderful husband to Leonie (nee Seymour) and cared for her throughout their 55 years of marriage. He was also the greatest father to his five children and always put them first so that he could provide for each of them in his own special way. Daddy was truly “SWEET” to each of us in good and bad times and he was so happy when he was able to walk his last child down the aisle. He was a wonderful grandfather to his 14 grandchildren who called him “Papa” who he loved to be around as they brought new life to his days and he always wanted to make sure each one of them was doing well.
A Time For Church
Everette was a dedicated Christian and faithful member at his church Central Gospel Chapel and always put Christ first in his daily living. He always told his children that in the depths of despair, put God first in your life and everything will be alright. Everette was the voice of Central Gospel’s radio hour and religiously recorded the program with his very good friend Patrick Albury every Saturday morning which aired on Sunday mornings. Everette was a dedicated Sunday School teacher, a leader of Kiwanis Club, a faithful member of the choir, a member of the Men’s Fellowship and participated in numerous Church activities when called upon.
A Time To Work
Everette was a committed employee who worked at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company for over 35 years where he started as a technician and retired as the Deputy General Manager.
A Time For Sports
Everette was an avid sports fan and enjoyed all sporting games especially the world soccer and exercised every day by jogging at 5am on Montagu Beach and then he moved indoors to the gym where he won several trophies for being the longest member at the gym, exercising on the treadmill. His regular gym routine was part of his daily life and kept him motivated for living.
A Time To Move On
Cherished memories will forever linger in the hearts of his wife: Leonie; sons: Everette Jr. (Alma) Sweeting, Ricardo (Susan) Sweeting and Andrew (Shelley) Sweeting; daughters: Samantha (Darrell) Hurston and Myra (Dario) Lundy-Mortimer; grandchildren: Simone, Ashman, Kolin, Nina, Jens-Peder, Britt, Krystel, Andrew Jr., Andrey, Andrell, Andreas Sweeting, Evan Hurston, Daria and Mychael Lundy-Mortimer; Brothers: Charles (Patsy), Edwin (pre-deceased), Robert (Althea), Carl (Geneva) and Jeffrey Sweeting; Sisters: Coleen (pre-deceased), Peggy Wright and Iona Carey; in-laws: Aaron and Marion Seymour and Gloria Barker; Numerous nieces & nephews: Mrs. Marva Munroe, Dale, Daryl, Sherry Sweeting, Mrs. Charlene Armbrister, Mrs. Dianne Saunders, Barbara, Gary, Stuart Sweeting, Kay Bain, Sandra, Sean and Nicole, Wendy Godfrey, Francelia Outten & Family, Keith Hanna & Family, Robert Jr., Lisa, Wayde, Wado and Patricia, Eugene Wright, Devon and Blair Sweeting, Bishop Beuford & Minister Shelley Curtis, Raquell, Deborah & Cindy, Jay, Kelda, Leighton, Nadia Sweeting, Monette Smith, Fran Outten, Wendy Godfrey, Keith Hanna, Yvonne & Norma Williams, Pedro, Jouette, Melanie, Bridgette, Donna, Annischka, Larry & Family, Deputy Commissioner Quinn McCartney, Leone McCartney, Tony McCartney & Family, Michael, Wayne, Yvette & Shawn Barker, Mrs. Cherice & Michael Storr, Mrs. Bronwen & Reno Smith, Mr. Arthur & Claudette Seymour, Tanya & Kevin Ingraham, Cornell, Kenneth Jr., Stephen, Constance, Hans, Lesley Rahming & Family, Chanti, Brigitta Seymour, Sybil Seymour, Dorethea Tucker, Godfrey & Keith Seymour and Family. Friends: Mr. Patrick Albury & Family, Mr. Cedric Farquharson & Family, Mr. Lenny Adderley & Family, BTC Retirees Family, St. Anne’s Family, Partners and Staff of PwC, Lyford Cay Property Owners Association, Central Gospel Chapel Family, Believers Gospel Chapel, Ebenezer Methodist Church Family, Brother Brentford Isaacs & Family, Father Godfrey Bethel and Family, Mrs. Angela Tynes & Family, Mrs. Camille & Dennis Miller, Mrs. Millie & Novalette Cambridge, Mr. Jerome & Mrs. Ivy Knowles & Family, Mr. Sammy Saunders & Family, Mr. Frank & Marion Carter & Family, Mrs. Mable Gardiner & Family, Mrs. Brendalee Rae & Family, Wallace Family, Mortimer Family, Mrs. Judy Thompson & Family, Lundy Family, Better Bodies Gym, Sonja Gibson & Family, Mrs. Melvina Sands & Family, Mrs. Gwendolyn Daley & Family, Mrs. Marilyn Rolle & Family, Sandra Major, Mr. & Mrs. Prince Rahming, Mrs. Naomi Brown & Family, Mr. Elliott Neilly & Family, The Dewitt Thompson Family, Mrs. Monica Wilson & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Keith Mason & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Eric Cooper, Telzina Coakley & Dorothy Bain & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Asa Ferguson & Family, Mrs. Lillian Strachan & Family, Mrs. Joan Bootle & Family, Mrs. Irene Smith & Family, Dr. Clyde Munnings & Family, Mrs. Naomi Brown & Family, Mrs. Virginia Butler & Family, Mr. Charles Campbell & Family, The Bowleg Family, Eastern Senior Class of ’49; and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.