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Abe Henry Sweat, born in Albany, Georgia on March 2, 1940 is the only child of Theresa Robinson, who preceded him in death. He was educated in the Dougherty County SchoolSystem and graduated from Monroe High School in 1958 and was serving as his Reunion Class vice-president at the time of his transition.In 1962, he joined the Air Force and while stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, he married and had two children. During his stint of duty, he also served by playing baseball, which earned him numerous trophies and constant write-ups inforeign newspapers.He re-married in 1971 and while stationed in Christchurch,New Zealand, his daughter Ngaere, had the distinction of being the first black female baby born in Christchurch. He retired in 1982 and in 1984 joined Dyn/Corp/CSC as an inventory specialist until his retirement in 2007. When his second marriage of thirty-five years ended in divorce, he decided to return home and successfully reconciled with his two oldest children who were residing in Atlanta, Georgia and Biloxi, Mississippi. It was during this time that he reunited and married a former high school sweetheart, Betty Vaughn Sweat in 2008.He joined Mount Zion Baptist Church at an early age under Reverend E. James Grant. When he returned to Albany, he was restored and was a part of the prison ministry, and worked with the newly formed softball team. He was a member of American Legion Post #512.He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Betty Vaughn Sweat; step-daughter, Erika Vaughn, S. Orange, NJ; son, Curtis Sweat (Kimberly), Atlanta, GA; daughters, Andrea Harper (Timothy), Ocean Springs, MS, Ngaere Sweat, Riverside, CA; granddaughters, Kiara and Kourtnee Sweat, Nadia and Mikayla, Shania Wheeler and Danielle Radcliff; grandsons, Xavier White and Darion M. Smith; very special grandnieces (the Awesome Ones), Ambria D. Williams, Casey Williams, Crystal Williams, Caitlyn Williams, Kiara Barber, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
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