Memorial Scholarship Established At SGSC In Honor Of Gregory Swinson
Enterprise Staff Writer
The family of the man that was tragically killed by his girlfriend earlier this month has established a scholarship in his honor at South Georgia State College and asks that anyone wishing to provide flowers for his funeral donate that money to the fund.
The Gregory Swinson Memorial Scholarship has been established at South Georgia Stated College and will be awarded to a nursing student, according to his adopted mother, Meg McManes. Swinson was in nursing school at South Georgia State College and was set to begin his clinicals in January 2018.
McManes commented, “Greg was such a wonderful, wonderful young man who had so much promise. It’s so, so tragic what happened. He and all of our children were so close. He would have been an excellent nurse, and he was also an organ donor.”
According to McManes, the $12,500 will be awarded annually to a deserving SGSC nursing student in memory of her son.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Gregory Swinson Memorial Scholarship is asked to mail their donation to: SGSC Foundation, 100 West College Park Drive, Douglas, GA, 31533.
Twenty-five year old Gregory Swinson passed away on Wednesday morning, September 20, from the injuries he sustained after being shot in the head on Friday night, September 15, at his girlfriend’s home on Walker Street.
The woman, Jasmine Williams, now faces the charges of Felony Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.
An incident report from the Douglas Police Department says Williams told police she attempted to hit Swinson in the head with the handgun, but it went off. Swinson suffered a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.
He was life-flighted to Savannah where he passed away.
Williams has been denied bond and remains in the Coffee County Jail.
Swinson’s funeral will be held this Saturday, September 30, at 11:00 a.m. at Beth’el Family Worship Centre, located at 86 East Amber Meadow Drive in Douglas.
The Enterprise sends prayers and condolences to Swinson’s family and friends.