Woodlawn Funeral Home & Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA


J.R. Snell

27 novembre , 195211 novembre , 2019

James R. (J.R.) Snell (66) passed on Monday, November 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. J.R. was born in North Carolina to the late Mary and Milton Snell. He resided in Virginia Beach with his loving wife of 44 years, Kathryn Snell. Left to cherish his memory are his wife; two sons, James R. Snell, Jr (Ashley) and Daniel R. Snell (Tara); six grandchildren, Angelica, Kathryn, Lily, Cullen, Godric, and Ash Lyn-Rose; his two sisters, Lyn Mick and Valerie Hurtado (Jorge); his brother, Dwayne Snell (Jane); and an extended loving family. He was a career Estimator, that loved the roofing industry. A service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11am in the chapel of our funeral home, 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502 with a Reception to follow at Woodlawn Funeral Home. For more information and to leave a message of condolences and memories, please visit www.WoodlawnNorfolk.com


  • Milton Snell, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Snell, Mother (deceased)
  • Kathryn Snell, Wife
  • James R Snell Jr., Son
  • Ashley Snell, Daughter-in-law
  • Daniel R. Snell, Son
  • Tara Snell, Daughter-in-law
  • Angelica, Grandchild
  • Kathryn, Grandchild
  • Lily, Grandchild
  • Cullen, Grandchild
  • Godric, Grandchild
  • Ash Lyn-Rose, Grandchild
  • Lyn Mick, Sister
  • Valerie Hurtado, Sister
  • Jorge Hurtado, Brother-in-law
  • Dwayne Snell, Brother
  • Jane Snell, Daughter-in-law


  • Graveside Service: Meditation Estates vendredi, 15 novembre , 2019
  • Reception Following Burial vendredi, 15 novembre , 2019


J.R. Snell

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Deborah Helton

novembre 15, 2019

J.R was the best brother-in-law and friend to me . I will dearly miss his friendship, sense of humor and his hugs. I am so grateful for the happiness you gave my sister. Rest in peace.

Chris Bullock

novembre 14, 2019

I never have the right words but JR will be missed from afar and near. Love to you all.

Valerie Hurtado

novembre 12, 2019

J.R. was the most wonderful big brother any girl could ever wish for. My brother was everything to me. I have so many wonderful memories with him that I will cherish forever. It’s not real to me that he is gone. Life will not be the same without him. I am relieved he suffers no more and thankful I could be there with him his last days. Rest my dear J.R. I love you with all of my soul. I will see you later, buddy. ❤️

Les & Angie King

novembre 12, 2019

Kathy & Family,
I am so sorry about your great loss. Keep the memories close to your heart as they will help you through the rough times. If there is anything you need, we are here for you.

May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you & give you peace.

We love you,
Les & Angie King

Randy Sansbury

novembre 12, 2019

My dear family members of JR Snell: I want to let you know that JR has been a dear and loyal friend of mine since I first started calling on American Sheet Metal in 1983. Your family has meant so much to my family and me through JR's bride, her father and JR over the years. I recently showed JR pictures of him dancing with my daughter at one of the VARC summer events at VA Beach. He has always been and will continue to be a sweet gentile spirit of a person to me. My prayers are with you and your loved ones during the next days and months. Sincerely, randy sansbury

Debora Mathis Merrill

novembre 12, 2019

We all grew up on Brian Avenue. Your family were such a special part of my family. We all looked up to JR as kids because he was the oldest of all the kids.
You now will be in the hands of your parents and mine. I will never forget you JR and the childhood that we all grew up with on that street .
Rest In Peace my dear brother !