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Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever- Psalms 23:6
Mrs. Johnnie Mae Hopkins-Snider was the 2nd child born to the late Ethel Lee Watts-Hopkins and the late John C. Hopkins in Savannah, Georgia. She lived and worked in Savannah her entire life. She was educated in the Chatham County Public School System. Johnnie Mae was married at an early age to Edward Snider of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Johnnie Mae gave her life to Christ at an early age. Church memberships then included Second Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (Hitch Village) and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. She was a member of First Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at the time of her passing.
Our beloved was preceded in death by her father, John C. Hopkins, mother Ethel Lee Hopkins, a brother Ronnie Hopkins, Sr., and a sister Mary Jane Hopkins.
She was affectionately known for cooking big pots of food and sharing with all who came through her door, nursing and sitting for the Dunn, Platt, and Williams’s families, and unconditionally loving her children and grandchildren. She was a dedicated friend to all who had the privilege of calling her one.
On December 22, 2014, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Snider transitioned from this earthly life into eternal rest, peacefully answering the Master’s call, surrounded by family.
Left to treasure her memories are her loving children: Shon (Joyce) Snider, Cheryl Snider, Edward (Elaine) Snider, April Snider, Misha Snider, all of Savannah, GA. Jennifer Snider, Dell Snider, Valerie Snider, and Natasha Snider, all of Hilton Head S.C.; a sister, Gloria (Bobby) McCord of Decatur, GA; 16 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren; 5 beloved nephews (Keith, Reginald, Antonio, Ronnie, Jr.) of Savannah, GA and Donald Watts of Decatur, GA; a God-daughter Brandi Pinckney of McDonough, GA; Special cousins (Emma Watts Pringle and Patricia Watts Levant). Special friends (Nadine Goodwin, Betty Wimberly, Juanita Brown, Evelyn Williams, Terri Brown, and Gerald Mitchell); and a host of dear friends and family.
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