Mark Edward Sweatt, 51, of Midlothian, VA went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 18, 2023. He was born on August 13, 1971, in Covington, VA to Brenda Kay Rhoten and the late Jack Edward Sweatt. Mark is also preceded in death by his father, Larry Augustus Rhoten; sister, Wendy Sweat; and brother, Jack Sweatt.
Mark lived in Chesterfield, VA most of his life where he established many lifelong friends and was surrounded by many family members. Mark loved spending time with family, friends, and distant relatives at the Sweatt family reunions.
Mark was a talented painter for over 30 years. One time he was challenged to paint with his eyes closed and he cut in a straight line perfectly. Mark would adopt the nick-name “Spider” because of the way he would climb ladders to get on top of the roof and getting into small spaces.
Mark was very adventurous and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to fish and collect artifacts such as arrow heads and old bottles. Mark liked his history and enjoyed going to historical parks and reading books.
Mark had an amazing heart, was kind to others, and loved to make you laugh. He experienced many hardships throughout his life. Some from his childhood and some self-afflicted, however, it never changed his character of how he treated others.
Those who knew Mark, saw him suffer with substance abuse for many years. In 2018, Mark began to overcome his addiction and was baptized on January 5, 2019. He began to build a relationship with Jesus and liked singing worship songs.
This world was clearly not so kind but, he is now finally at peace with no worries or pain.
Mark is survived by his daughter, Ashlei Selden (Matt); son, Cory Irving; mother, Brenda Kay Rhoten; step-mother, Lorrine Jordan; sisters, Lisa Ann Janosik (Bill), Kimberly Rhoten, Tavia Dowden (Matt); brother, Adam Rhoten, and among other brothers and sisters; nieces, Jacklyn Weeks (Chris), Sarah Dinsmore (Scott), Alissa Seay (Jonathan), Adrianna Rhoten (Jason); nephews, Matt Janosik, Daniel Janosik, Markell Pittman, Denver Dowden, Brantley Dowden, Michael Turturro, Nicholas Turturro; great-nieces, Kynslee Chavis, Alyanna Hicks (Nick), Telayna Hicks; great-nephews, Elijah Hicks, Austin Dinsmore, Brantley Dinsmore, Carter Dinsmore, and Joseph Turturo.
On Saturday, March 25, 2023, there will be a private viewing from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23234 for immediate family only. The family will receive friends and family from 3:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 1, 2023 at Harrowgate Worship Center, 13811 Harrowgate Rd Chester, VA 23831.
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