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Charlotte Jane Swadley McKay
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Obituary for Charlotte Jane Swadley McKay

Charlotte Swadley McKay, 96, of Bridgewater, VA passed away on October 19, 2017 in the Bridgewater Retirement Community Health Center.
She was born in Chicago, IL on December 16, 1920 but grew up outside of Johnson City ,TN. After graduating from East Tennessee State, she went on to receive a master’s degree in Christian Education from Church of the Brethren Bethany Seminary . In 1947 Charlotte and Robert McKay (fellow seminary student) were married.
Charlotte and Bob served as teachers in Nigeria during the 1950’s as part of the Church of the Brethren Mission program. Upon returning to Frederick, MD, she served as Christian Education Director at the Frederick Church of the Brethren and later taught 2nd grade at Lewistown Elementary. Following retirement, they enjoyed a fulfilling life in S. Pennsylvania for 10 years. A life-long member of the Church of the Brethren, she and Bob were actively involved in Church of the Brethren Disaster Response Ministries and Refugee Resettlement for many years.
In 1993 Charlotte and Bob moved to Bridgewater Retirement Community in Bridgewater, VA where they continued to be actively involved as volunteers. Charlotte lived independently in Hearthstone Manor until March 2016 when she moved to Assisted Living and then, shortly before her death, to Joy Household in Huffman Health Center at the Bridgewater Retirement Community.
Charlotte is survived by one daughter Nancy McKay Weimer (Warren) of Falls Church, VA; three granddaughters , Layla Razani (Saman) of Palm Desert, CA; Roya Mahana (Clayton) of Henderson, NV ; and Laura Weimer of Falls Church, VA and one great grandchild, Nixon Mahana. She is also survived by one sister, Margaret King of Kansas City, MO, as well as nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her daughter Becky Hadgi-Maleki who died in May 2017; her husband, Robert McKay; and her sister, Betty Rinehart.
A Celebration of Life Service for Charlotte will be held at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, 420 College View Drive, Bridgewater, VA 22812) on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, 420 College View Dr., Bridgewater, VA 22812 or to Heifer Int., 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.


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celebration of life

Saturday

9

Dec

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bridgewater Church of the Brethren

420 College View Drive
Bridgewater, VA 22812


Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater Church of the Brethren

420 College View Drive
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Heifer International

PO Box 8058
Little Rock,, AR 72203
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation to one of the charities listed above is much appreciated.
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