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Rev. Joe L. Sweet Jr.

March 11, 1937 December 31, 2016
Rev. Joe L. Sweet Jr.
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Obituary for Rev. Joe L. Sweet Jr.

Today we celebrate the homegoing of Reverend Joe Louis Sweet, Jr. He was born March 11, 1937 in Bainbridge, Georgia to the late Mr. Joe L. Sweet, Sr. and Mrs. Lucy B. Jeffery Sweet.

Reverend Sweet was a faithful member of First African Baptist Church, 515 Webster Street, Bainbridge, Georgia for over 50 years.

He served proudly in the United States Army, and was a highly decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. After receiving an honorable discharge, he graduated from Savannah State College with Bachelor of Science as well as earning a Master’s of Education degree from Florida A&M University. Reverend Sweet was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Reverend Sweet was a retired educator of the Decatur County School System. He served as Pastor of Jordan Grove M.B. Church and Mount Tabor M.B. Church, Bainbridge, Georgia. He was also a member of the Bainbridge City Council for 30 years.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife: Patricia Sweet; his three children: Leonardo (Michelle), Stacy and Little Joe (Sherrie); his five grandchildren: Christopher, Amber, Jordan, Kennedy, and Colby; and his best friend and brother: Dr. John Allen Sweet; as well as a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

3

Jan

2:00 PM 1/3/2017 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/3/2017 8:00:00 PM
Bruton Mortuary

635 Bruton Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Bruton Mortuary
635 Bruton Street Bainbridge 39819 GA
United States

Service

Wednesday

4

Jan

11:00 AM 1/4/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul M.B. Church

2714 Thomasville Rd.
Bainbridge, GA 39819

St. Paul M.B. Church
2714 Thomasville Rd. Bainbridge 39819 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Jonas Lobe Cemetery Final Resting Place

Carter St.
Bainbridge, GA 39819

Carter St. Bainbridge 39819 GA
United States
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