HERMITAGE -- A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Hermitage United Methodist Church (205 Belinda Dr.) for 11 year-old Savannah Hope Swandal, a fifth grader at Mt. Juliet Elementary School.
She died Monday, March 21, 2011 after a courageous 5-year battle against cancer.
Born Feb. 23, 2000 in Hermitage, she was the daughter of mother and stepfather, Robin and Bruce Landes; father and stepmother, John and Taunya Swandal.
She loved spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, singing and dancing, going to the beach, anything having to do with fashion, playing games, enjoying the outdoors, peace signs and the colors purple and lime green.
An honor roll student, she was a member of Hermitage United Methodist Church where she served as an acolyte.
Visitation at the church Friday from 3-8 p.m., and two hours prior to the service on Saturday.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Allen Black and Rev. Chris Seifert.
Also surviving: siblings Luke Landes, Joey Fishbeck and Emma Swandal; grandparents Robert and Lennette Beasley of Germantown, TN, Gary and Peggy Landes of Greeneville, Bill and Paula Gates of Germantown; Ron and Saundra Baxter of Alexandria; great-grandmothers Doris Beasley of Germantown, Lucille Pick of Staunton, VA and Polly Dart of Memphis; aunts and uncles Lindsay Beasley of Plano, TX; Bart and Vicki Landes of London, OH; Shari and Bobby Collier of Olathe, KS; Deanna and Tom Chamberlain, Lake Gates, March and Brett Mims -- all of Memphis; Cameron Gates of Helena, AR; Tressa and Chad Flores of Watertown and many other cousins and family members.
She is preceded in death by grandparents, Preston Dart of Memphis and Dorothy and Ed Hunt of Livingston, MT.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in remembrance of Savannah to Cure Search at www.curesearch.com to assist in the much needed research to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Arrangements by Hermitage Memorial Funeral Home, Old Hickory.