Betty Swetman Snead

September 19, 1929February 2, 2019

Betty Swetman Snead, age 89, passed away February 2, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Betty was born on September 19, 1929 in Laurel, Mississippi to Emory and Margaret Swetman. She graduated from Blue Mountain College in 1951, with a major in English. Betty married William F. Snead, Jr. on March 9, 1956. She volunteered at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville in the preschool area for more than 50 years. Betty worked for Ed White High School beginning in 1976, and later volunteered many hours at Baptist Cancer Institute. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, William F. Snead, Jr. She is survived by her children Philip Snead (Mary Ann) and Cindy Wherry (Steve); grandchildren Kirby, Nathan, Brett (Allison), and Andrea; one great-grandson, Mason; one brother, Shannon Swetman (Carol); one niece, Juliana; and one nephew, Joe.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the graveside service at the funeral home, 7242 Normandy Boulevard, beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be designated to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida or to First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Preschool Department. HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Boulevard, is serving the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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