Annette Sweeney



Annette G. Sweeney died peacefully at home in Pawleys Plantation on January 28, 2018, after a seven year battle with breast cancer, through which she continually displayed a courageous and positive outlook. She was born on November 6, 1937, to Guy and Alberta Rose Galyon in Kansas City, Missouri. She was graduated from Southwest High School in Kansas City in 1954, from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science in 1958, and American University with a Master’s Degree in Toxicology in 1979. She worked for many years in various hospitals and medical offices as a medical technologist.

She was devoted wife, mother, grandmother (Nanna) and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her family, traveling, bridge and golf, having been twice elected President of the Pawleys Plantation Ladies Golf Association. She lived for many years in Rockville, Maryland, before retiring to Pawleys Island in 2002.

She was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bernard L. Sweeney, of Pawleys Island, her children, Gregory Sweeney (Shelly) of Leesburg, Virginia, P. Gregory Parsons (Cindy) of Myrtle Beach. South Carolina, Colleen Superko (Mark), of Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dianne Wunder (Jeffery) of Cape May, New Jersey, and Mark Parsons (Sandra) of Huntsville, Alabama, a sister-in-law, Catherine Gelerman of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, 14 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and her first husband, Paul C. Parsons of Ocala, Florida.

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 2:00-5:00PM the family will receive friends at the home.

In lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either St. Jude Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, or to the Smith Medical Clinic, 99 Baskervill Road, Pawleys Island South Carolina, 29585.

The family wishes to give thanks to the following for the special care they gave her during her illness and treatment: the doctors and staff at Pawleys Pediatrics and Adult Medicine, Waccamaw Oncology and Coastal Carolina Breast Center and Amedisys Hospice Services.

Condolences may be made at

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.