Verna Lou Moore Snider was born on October 10, 1925 to William “Bill” Moore and Pearl Anderson Moore. She was called home peacefully on July 15, 2017 after many years of failing health.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home to celebrate her life. A graveside service will be held immediately following at New Hope Cemetery, where Mrs. Snider will be laid to rest. Services will be led by Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Son Windham.
Pallbearers will be Matt Snider, Josh Snider, Aaron Liker, Jesse Liker, Jake Liker and Rusty Layton.
A loving Mother, homemaker, and Mammaw, but most importantly she was a child of God. Verna Lou enjoyed preparing meals for her family in years past. Her chicken and dressing during the holidays, Sunday roast, and sugar toast were the best. Over the years when her health was kinder to her, she loved to work outdoors push mowing her yard and caring for her roses. She also enjoyed watching “The Young and the Restless” and westerns on television. Back in the day, she would stay up half the night doing word finds, reading books, or sewing quilt blocks together. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to music of all genres, but she had a deep love for gospel music and ice cream. Her favorite flower was a rose, and her favorite color was red. Devoted mother, forgiving, head strong, and a caregiver were just a few of her attributes. Anyone that knew her could admire her strength.
Mrs. Snider had an unwavering faith in God and she loved the Lord. She had been a member of a local Baptist church for close to forty years. She had rarely ever missed a service until her health forced her into being home bound. Those close to her have fond memories of her marking each sermon in her Bible with a red pen, and singing alto in the choir.
Verna Lou was predeceased by many loved ones, including her husband of 50 years, Jessie J. Snider; sons, Jerry W. Snider and his wife Bobbie Baker Snider, James E. (Butch) Snider; son-in-law, Elmer Moore; great grandsons, Jarrod Paul Snider and Augustus Cade Belrose (whom she named “Little Buck”); sisters, Claudia Miller and husband Marshall, Maxine Douzat and husband, Eddie, Syble Jernigan and husband Earl, Jeanette Raimond, Dorothy Stuart; brothers, Waymon Moore and wife Helen, John “Son” Moore and wife Fronie, Allen Moore; several nieces and nephews.
Verna Lou is survived by her daughters, Norma Moore of Segno, Sandra Harvey and husband Mark of Montana. Surviving sons include Billy Snider and wife, Debbie of Center, Travis Snider of Center, Gary Snider of Center. She leaves behind one daughter-in-law, Vicky Snider; one sister-in-law, Gloria Moore of San Augustine. She had seven children, seventeen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. She was a very blessed woman and her entire family will never truly know how much they were loved. Her idea of family included all those that loved and cared about her.
Verna made a decision in 1975 to take an early retirement from E.L. Bruce when her daughter-in-law, Bobbie, was diagnosed with cancer. She chose to stay home and help care for her grandchildren, Chris and Pam. Bobbie was called home later that year. In 1979, tragedy struck again when her son Jerry lost his life in a horrific automobile accident. Verna raised Chris and Pam fully as her own from that moment forward and would not have it any other way. She was proud of them both and loved them dearly. She fulfilled a promise made to their Mother to always take them to church. Every time the doors were open, they were in the house of the Lord, later resulting in them surrendering their hearts to God and they were saved. Mrs. Snider leaves behind her two cherished and loved children that she called her own; son, Chris Snider of Center; daughter, Pam Hall and Shawn of Timpson. The foundation of hard work, determination, perseverance and love for the Lord are just a few of the characteristics she passed on to them.
Many nurses and care givers have graced her home through the years, most of which she truly adored. They family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Affinity Hospice, Holiday Nursing Home, A Pineywoods Home Health, Dr. Pokala, and all of the local physicians for their care. The family thanks you for your loving support and prayers through this journey. Mrs. Snider made a lot of good friends. Let us not forget to mention her great niece, Sarah Lloyd, and Brenda Hebert who provided loving assistance with their care through Affinity Hospice. The family gives her their greatest gratitude. The H.B. Bounds family was her neighbors for over 50 years, and that friendship will forever be cherished as well.
The family especially wants to thank all those that made the effort to come and pray with Mrs. Snider throughout the years; especially Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Son Windham. It was a tremendous blessing that can never be repaid.
Watson & Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements; the family thanks them for the kindness they have shown.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
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