Edith W. Snyder
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Edith W. Snyder
  • December 11, 1918 - May 16, 2017
  • Pike Road, Alabama

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Edith "Gordie" Snyder, age 98, passed away on May 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Robert Snyder; parents, Augustus Maxwell Wilson and Belle Fannin Wilson; and 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Patricia Snyder Eiland (Jim), Montgomery, Al., and Robert G. Snyder (Terri), Clinton, Washington; grandchildren: Shelby Snyder Haygood (Sheldon), Kris Snyder, Jodi Eiland Mason (Tyler), Sean Michael Eiland (Caitlin), Breanne Snyder; and 13 great grandchildren.
She is a graduate of Valdosta State University earning a BA in Teacher Education and Mathematics. She spent a fulfilling career as a classroom teacher in Elmore and Montgomery Counties. She served as head of the Mathematics Department at Capitol Heights Junior High School for many years.
She was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, Bible study leader and in many leadership roles and offices. She served as a local, district, and conference officer in the United Methodist Women mission organization. She taught weekly classes in knitting and crocheting and was often found in the kitchen preparing meals for the various church activities. She was active in many local mission projects.
Her greatest joys were found in serving her Lord, her family, and friends. In her extended family she has long been known as the "general", organizing gatherings and lovingly keeping everyone, including her older brothers, "in line".
A celebration of her life will be held in the Sanctuary at Alderesgate United Methodist Church, 6610 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, Alabama, on Monday, May 22nd, at 11:00 AM. This will be preceded by visitation at the church beginning at 9:45 AM. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.