Junior Ralph Sweat, age 83, of Braselton passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. A believer and follower of the Lord, Ralph was a member of Greater Love Baptist Church. Ralph thought highly of his family and loved them all. He had a passion for NRA, NASCAR and was a Braves fan. Mr. Sweat was a member of the West Jackson Lions Club. Survivors include his sons Mike Sweat and wife Robin, Steve Sweat and wife Sandy all of Cumming, Larry Sweat and wife Tammy, Tim Sweat and wife Lisa all of Hoschton, Kevin Sweat of Braselton; daughter Sherri “Sissy” Patterson and husband Ronnie of Braselton, daughter- in- law Tambra Sweat of Murrayville; brothers Lamar Sweat of Forest Park, Doug Sweat of Atlanta; sisters Peggy Petty of Camila, Lou Seidenfaden and Barbara Sweat both of McDonough, 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives. He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley Lee Sweat; parents Floyd Francis Sweat and LaRuth Peppers Sweat; son Marty Sweat; brother Earnest Sweat; sisters Katie Petty, Ruth Cook and Alice Mae Sweat. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Keith Truelove and Justin Sweat will be officiating. Interment will be held privately. The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, September 2, 2019 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.