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OKEECHOBEE – Melinda Lynne Schwartz passed away on January 27, 2023. She was born August 26, 1967, in Pahokee, Florida. A resident of Okeechobee since the early 1970s, she was a graduate of Okeechobee High School, Class of 1985. Mrs. Schwartz loved taking care of her family and taking photographs – especially of her family at family gatherings. She was a member of the Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Schwartz was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Alfred Sweat and Linda Lou Sweat; uncle, Claude Sweat; siblings, Titus Sweat, Bobby Sweat, Jr., and Wendy Sweat; and sister-in-law, Vicki Sweat.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Frank Schwartz, III; son, Derek Schwartz; daughter, Jennifer Schwartz; siblings, Timothy Sweat, Franklin Sweat (Kimberly), Pollyana Shockley (Robbie), Dianna Wiersema (Doug), Sandra Thompson, Shelia Beck (John), and Wanda Bradley (Robert); mother-in-law, Barbara Cope; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Visitation and service were Friday, February 3, 2023 at Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to assist the family with final expenses.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com.
All arrangements were entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.