Winifred Ann Cates Snider

December 18, 1932June 21, 2017

Mrs. Winifred Ann Cates Snider, 84, of Liberty passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Clapp’s Assisted Living in Pleasant Garden.

Mrs. Snider taught English and Reading for 30 years in the Davidson and Randolph County School Systems. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Educational Sorority and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Women’s College (UNCG). She enjoyed playing Bridge, traveling and going to horse shows. She was a loving, wife, mother and grandmother who lived life with a courageous spirit.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Liberty, officiated by Rev. Eugene Dean and Rev. Sam Lewis; burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. in the church fellowship hall, prior to the service.

She was the daughter of the late James Monroe Cates, Jr. and Frances Nowlin Cates and was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Harold Jones Snider.

Surviving is her daughter, Melinda Cole (Rich) of Summerfield; son, Mark Snider (Teressa) of Greensboro; sister, Jackie Cates Smith of Ramseur; grandchildren, Alex, Aaron, Andrew, and Addison Snider, Kate and Sarah Cole; and great-grandchildren, Paisley, Smith, Stella and Oliver Snider.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Liberty, PO Box 220, Liberty, NC 27298 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

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  • Visitation Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 24, 2017


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June 25, 2017

Prayers and love to the family, she was a beautiful woman she will be missed.

Margaret Harris

June 24, 2017

Aunt Winifred was a shining example of grace, dignity, and courage! She is gone, but her beautiful legacy will live on in all who knew and loved her.

Steve and Margaret

Fawnie Poupore

June 23, 2017

Love and prayers to the family at this difficult time. Winifred was a kind and gracious lady, beautiful inside and out, who touched many lives. We are so sorry for your loss.

Brenda Chesmar

June 23, 2017

Mark, I'm so sorry for you lost. You and your family are in my prayers.

Suzie Harris

June 23, 2017

I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. You and your family are in my prayers and I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you all "a peace that passeth all understanding".

June 23, 2017

Miss Snider touched the life of so many people through out her career, just wanted to let you know that her efforts will not be forgotten. The scriptures give us hope it tells us that the righteous will inherit the earth. The resurrection hope is a loving Kindness from Our Heavenly Father, hold on to it in these trying times. Our warmest condolences to the Snider family,

Beth Lucas

June 22, 2017

Mark, Teressa and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Ellen Kelly

June 22, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Winifred was a special woman for sure. I never met anyone who had so much grace. Harold and Winifred will be missed but not forgotten. They are together again.

Dolly Kaur

June 22, 2017

Mark, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Dolly Kaur

Joy Bishop

June 22, 2017

What a beautiful woman from the inside out and in every way possible. What a privilege to have known this special lady if even for a short time.