The family and friends of the late Ms. Thelma Sneed of 502 East Sixth Street of Ocilla Georgia will regret to learn of her death on Tuesday at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton Georgia. Thelma leaves to cherish her memories: Her beloved son, Rev. Rodney James Sneed of Detroit, Michigan; three granddaughter: Paula (Myron) Murray of Nashville, TN, Rodlescia Sneed of Pittsburgh, PA & Tracey Sneed of Detroit, MI; two great grandchildren: Tyrese Sneed of Detroit, MI and Kendall Murray of Nashville, TN; one devoted sister: Selma Litman of Ocilla, Georgi;, one sister-in-law: Hazel Sneed of Detroit, MI and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Ms. Thelma Sneed of Ocilla will be held on Sunday January 18, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. from the Pleasant Grove 1st. Baptist Church 215 East 7th. Street, Ocilla Georgia, where Rev. James C. Curtis is Pastor. Her son Rev. Ronnie J. Sneed will deliver the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Ocilla Cemetery.
Ms. Sneed will Lie in state at the Davis Funeral Home in Ocilla from Saturday morning 10:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Sunday until the funeral hour. The family repass will be held at the community house on South Irwin Ave. following the committal service .
The Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla has charge of all Arrangements.
On October 7, 1925, the late James and Eula Mae Sneed were blessed with the birth of their beautiful daughter, Thelma Sneed. The second blessing of that day was a lifelong relationship with her twin sister Selma Sneed. Their bond has been everlasting for 89 years. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Earlie Sneed, Alfred B. Sneed, Albert Lee Sneed, Rev. Theodis J. Sneed and Rev. Charlie H. Sneed. After her life’s journey, she accepted her call to Glory on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Thelma was educated in Holt schools and her early years were spent picking cotton and working in tobacco fields as she worked very hard to help support her family. Her everyday demeanor exemplified strength, patience, courage, and a love for God and family. She helped to rear three generations of family members and was a humble servant in her community. Thelma was a teacher in her own right of life’s lessons, favoring how not to complain yet place all your concerns in the hands of the Lord. She was known by many as “Miss Kit” and enjoyed walking, talking, and singing Praises unto the Lord. Thelma accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was an active member for many years of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Thelma’s bold and joyful spirit, katty remarks, clever sayings, and her unwaivering strength will be missed by all who loved her.