Emmie Louise Bissinnar Swedenberg Nelson Williamson

Published 3:22pm Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Emmie Louise Bissinnar Swedenberg Nelson Williamson, 97, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Tryon Estates, Columbus, NC.

Born in Columbia, SC she was the daughter of the late Asa and Lucille Hiller Bissinnar.  For the past twenty years, Mrs. Williamson enjoyed arranging flowers for the Altar at St. Mary’s in Greenville and St. John’s in Tryon.  She is a Nationally Accredited Flower Judge.  In the business world, she has been involved in all aspects of building and real estate.  As president of WESS Inc. she was inducted in Who’s – Who Worldwide in 1994. She moved to Polk Co. from Greenville, SC in 1983 and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Tryon, NC.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Schuvart of Tryon, NC; three sons, Clyde Swedenberg of Mooresville, NC; James Michael Swedenberg of Franklin Sq. NY; and Hugh Swedenberg of Landrum, SC; one sister, Ann Pressley of Atlanta, GA, as well as 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 in St. John’s Catholic Church, Tryon, NC with Father John Eckert officiating.

Viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to Mass.

Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Greenville, SC.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church at 180 Laurel Ave. Tryon, NC 28782.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

McFarland Funeral Chapel Tryon.

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