Alma Christine Sweat
Alma Christine Sweat
July 16, 1922 - December 25, 2017


Alma Christine Weaver Sweat, affectionately known as “Mooma,” 95, of Bannerville passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Crestwood Nursing Center in Palatka following an extended illness.

Christine was born July 16, 1922 in Palatka to John C. Weaver and Alma Manning Weaver. She was a lifelong resident of Putnam County and was a 1940 graduate of Mellon High School in Palatka. At the end of 1940 she married Jessie Sweat, a marriage that lasted 53 years until his death. Christine was a 65+ year member of Providence Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday school and served as pianist and treasurer in her younger years. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She was a loving mother who took care of her children and their descendants.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford “J.C.” and Alma Weaver; her husband of 64 years, Jesse Sweat; a great grandson, Levi Comer; three brothers, Lamar Weaver, Joe Weaver, and Melvin Weaver; and a son-in-law, Rocky Bridges.

Surviving are five children, Beverly Pressley (Tim), Marsha Bridges, Sherry McGowan (Donnie), Jack Sweat, Sr. (Judy), and Jerry Sweat (Darlene), all of Palatka; two sisters, Neva Knowles of Palatka and Norma Thompson of Oviedo; two brothers, Doyle “Nick” Weaver of Hollister and Gerald “Tony” Weaver of Palatka; a special sister-in-law, Thelma Carter of Palatka; a special brother-in-law, Julius “Rat” Sweat of Bannerville; sixteen grandchildren, Nita James, Joey McGowan, Donna Wheeler, Donald McGowan, Jr. (Pokey), Tracy Hedrick, Christine Lashley (Ce), Bud Bridges (little Bud), Jack Sweat, Jr. (Jay Jay), Joe Sweat, Kristi Cornwell, Ashley Baggett, Jared Feagin, Sabrina Martinez, Lena Comer, Jerry Lee Sweat, and Jessica Sweat; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Providence Baptist Church with Pastor Phillip Wilkinson and Pastor Rudy Howard officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Providence Baptist Church cemetery.

Flowers are greatly appreciated or donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 141 N. Providence Church Road, Palatka, FL 32177.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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