Charles Phillip Sweet, 73, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at  FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC., surrounded by his family.


Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Bright Light Baptist Church, with the Reverend Ralph VonCannon and Reverend William Hancock officiating.  Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.


Charles was a native of Havre de Grace, Maryland and served his country in the United States Army.  He worked for many years as an Electrician.  He loved his family and time spent with them was very important.  Charles enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed music, Gospel and Jazz; watching Family Feud, boxing  and on Sunday, Dr. David Jeremiah and Charles Stanley, when he was unable to attend church. Charles was a son of the late Charles Garnett and Catherine Nichols Sweet and was preceded in death by grandson: John Phillip Brock.


Charles is survived by  his wife of 53 years, Emma Carol; daughters: Maria Sweet Brock, Kay Sweet Frazier and husband Benjamin; son: Tommy Sweet and wife Tonya; grandchildren: Emily Denee’ Brock Lucas, LeAnn Sweet Yow, Samantha Barker Kennedy, Corbin Garnett Brock, Dalton Lee Sweet, James Austin Barker;  great grandchildren: Gavin, Jayden, Stetson,Easton, Kinsley; brother; Robert Lee Sweet and many friends.


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Kennedy Funeral Home and other times at the home.


Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC  28374.


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Sweet Family.


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  1. Mrs. Carol & family, may God wrap his loving arms around each of you and fill your hearts with precious memories. We love you and will keep you all in our prayers. Mr. Phil was truly one of a kind and always put a smile on our faces and will be deeply mis

  2. Emma Carol and all the family you have our sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for grace and strength now and in the days ahead. I know you are saddened by Phil’s passing but since he was saved he is now with the Lord. His suffering i

  3. So sorry for your loss. May God bless you each day and give you strength to go through each day. Love to you and the family. Love, Pat

  4. Emma Carol, Maria and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. May God grant you mercy and peace as you go through the days ahead

  5. Mrs Sweet, Tommy and Family,
    We are sorry to hear of Mr Sweet’s passing. May our LORD bless you with wonderful memories, and give you HIS PEACE during this time.

  6. Mrs. Emma Carol and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss of Mr. Sweet. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. May God cradle you all in His loving arms now and in the days to come. God bless you. I love you all. Bruce

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