Animals Pets 13


January 27, 1943 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Frieda Ann Lindsay Swallows Hendon, 80, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2023.  She was born January 27, 1943, to the late Parris and Tonita “Tootsie” Lindsay.  She is survived by her son, Stacy Farrell Swallows, wife Gwynn and daughters, Kyra and Victoria “Tori”, of Sale Creek, TN, daughter, Lea Ann Swallows Williams, husband Tony, son Matthew David Williams, wife Sara and children, Isaac and Lila Mac, daughter Megan Laura Williams, all of Chattanooga, TN., sister Reba Jo and husband Jim Morgan of Hixson, TN, and many extended family members.

Deceased are her huband, Olen Hendon and brother Richard “Bo” Wiley Lindsay.

Everyone who knew Frieda would agree that she lived her life to take care of others and especially to any and all animals that she came in contact with.  She loved God and all of his creatures, especially cats.  In our family, you didn’t say Hello, you said Meow Meow!!  She cared for and raised dozens of mother cats and her kittens. At one time, we had 19 pets in our home ranging from birds to fish to hamsters to dogs, and of course, cats.  She truly had a mission in life to care for anyone or anything that had less than her. 

Mom was a true believer in Christ and raised us in the Baptist church.  If the doors were open, we were there.  Mom loved her family and always put others above herself.  She loved gardening, growing flowers, home cooking and canning, sewing, shopping, and decorating.  My mother was a very private person and did countless deeds for others without ever being showy.  She would often collect clothing and food for new moms and victims of fire and disasters, often anonymously.  We had a constant inventory of baby clothes, often bought new, because “you just never know when it’s going to be needed.”  My Mom LOVED a good sale to continually add to the stockpile for the less fortunate.  In lieu of flowers, please continue my mother’s generosity by donating to a charity of your choice, or to The Pet Placement Center in Red Bank, TN, or to The Alice Fund at TheAliceFund.Org. 

Funeral services are private.  Special thanks to so many, including:  Anne, Beverly, Angie, Brenda, Barbara, Nathan, The Staff at Morning Pointe in Hixson, staff at Hearth:  Danielle and Lauren, and Soddy-Daisy Healthcare Center.  All of you are special, and have touched my family beyond words.

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