MENOLA – Wilma Harmon Snipes, 94 years old, died Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
Mrs. Snipes was a native of Hertford County and was the daughter of the late Clara Willoughby and Arthur Riddick Harmon. She was the widow of Louis Wilson Snipes who died in 1976. Mrs. Snipes had been a resident of Autumn Care of Roanoke Valley since 1996.
Wilma was a homemaker and a member of Menola Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir. She taught children in Sunday School and served on various committees of her church. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union where she served as G.A. Leader in addition to holding other offices in the W.M.U. She was also a member of the Menola Homemaker’s Extension Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Ann Wilson Snipes of Virginia Beach, VA, Wilma Lou Snipes Washburn and husband Albert Jordan Washburn of High Point, NC, three grandchildren, Lou Wilson Washburn Lassiter and husband Cornlius Everette ‘Neil’ Jr. of Greenville, NC, Albert Jordan Washburn, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Jesse Heywood Washburn, II and wife Susannah Russell of Greensboro, NC, five great grandchildren, Lillian Jordan Lassiter, Everette Wilson Washburn Lassiter, Lillian Fordham Washburn, Jesse Heywood Washburn, III and Jordan Parsons Washburn.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, December 23. 2011 at 2:00 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, NC. Graveside services will be at Parker Snipes Family graveyard. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made to Menola Baptist Church, c/o Miss Sally Ann Barber, 149 NC Highway 561 West, Ahoskie NC 27910, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Snipes family.