OBITUARY

Dot Paris Snyder

October 3, 1927February 11, 2019

Dorothy (Dot) Paris Snyder, 91, of Louisville, Kentucky, born October 3, 1927 to the late Emmett Gaines Paris and Thyra Hudson Paris, went to sleep in Jesus on February 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents and her only sister, Marjorie Jean Paris Franklin, on November 24, 2016, as well as her husband, William John Earl Snyder, on May 25, 2005. Dot was a member of the Louisville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where she served and was an active member for 89 years. She was a retired bookkeeper of 30 years for Modern Radio and Television Service and a retired switchboard operator of over 25 years for Norton Hospital Suburban. Most importantly to her, Dot was a beloved mother to her four surviving children: her son, Dr. Steven Paris Snyder of Louisville, KY; her son, William Scott Snyder and his wife, Kimberly Blevins Snyder of Louisville, KY; her only daughter, Sally Gaines Snyder Jewell, of Louisville, KY; and her son, John Stuart Snyder and his wife, Shirley Scott Snyder, of New Albany, IN.

Dot cherished her four beautiful granddaughters: Emily Thomas Parker Jewell and her boyfriend, Moise Lacy, of Atlanta, GA; Kelsey Jordan Snyder and her boyfriend, Thomas Nail, and his daughter, Lilly Nail, of Asheville, NC; Megan Elizabeth Snyder Jewell and her boyfriend, Benjamin Castellanos, of Asheville, NC; and Mackenzie Landon Snyder of Louisville, KY.

Dot deeply loved her only niece, Judith Jean Franklin Elkins and her husband, John Allen Elkins, of Crestwood, KY; her only nephew, Dr. Mark Edward Franklin and his wife, Trisha Bellamy Franklin, of Cincinnati, OH; her great niece, Jennifer Dail Elkins Matthiessen and her husband, Dr. Patrick Marlin Matthiessen, of Crestwood, KY; her great nephews Justin Franklin Elkins of Medford, OR, Edison Keller Franklin and Alden Bennett Franklin of Cincinnati, OH, and John Tice Franklin of Chicago, IL; and her great, great nephew and nieces, Owen Maxwell Matthiessen and Lily Paris Matthiessen of Crestwood, KY, Olivia Jean Elkins of Medford, OR, and Harper Ann Elkins of Louisville, KY.

Dot will be remembered with a celebration of life service on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4623 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40213. Visitation will be on Friday February 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the funeral immediately following.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Dot’s memory, an organization she deeply respected and faithfully supported.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her son, Dr. Steven Paris Snyder of Louisville, KY; her son, William Scott Snyder and his wife, Kimberly Blevins Snyder of Louisville, KY; her only daughter, Sally Gaines Snyder Jewell, of Louisville, KY; and her son, John Stuart Snyder and his wife, Shirley Scott Snyder, of New Albany, IN.

    Dot cherished her four beautiful granddaughters: Emily Thomas Parker Jewell and her boyfriend, Moise Lacy, of Atlanta, GA; Kelsey Jordan Snyder and her boyfriend, Thomas Nail, and his daughter, Lilly Nail, of Asheville, NC; Megan Elizabeth Snyder Jewell and her boyfriend, Benjamin Castellanos, of Asheville, NC; and Mackenzie Landon Snyder of Louisville, KY.

    Dot deeply loved her only niece, Judith Jean Franklin Elkins and her husband, John Allen Elkins, of Crestwood, KY; her only nephew, Dr. Mark Edward Franklin and his wife, Trisha Bellamy Franklin, of Cincinnati, OH; her great niece, Jennifer Dail Elkins Matthiessen and her husband, Dr. Patrick Marlin Matthiessen, of Crestwood, KY; her great nephews Justin Franklin Elkins of Medford, OR, Edison Keller Franklin and Alden Bennett Franklin of Cincinnati, OH, and John Tice Franklin of Chicago, IL; and her great, great nephew and nieces, Owen Maxwell Matthiessen and Lily Paris Matthiessen of Crestwood, KY, Olivia Jean Elkins of Medford, OR, and Harper Ann Elkins of Louisville, KY.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 15, 2019

Memories

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Joya Adkins-Brock

February 28, 2019

Thank you for letting me see JESUS thru you your smiling face there was a coupel x that u where one of the reason that i came to worship thank you DOT you will be miss to say the least we WILL BE THE ONE WHO WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT that Smile and kiss YOU Wil love and hug TO THE FAMILY BE GET LOVE

Deana Watson

February 16, 2019

What to say about Dot? Well, who couldn't love her didn't know how to love obviously. She was so full of infectious joy, even when life was crumbling around her. Her bubbly countenance cheered me many times during my tumultuous youth. Her gift of hospitality, I'd never seen the like, before or since, and she had it in spades. I loved her sharing memories of her father's mementos and his railroad years. She was always praising her kids even when they weren't the best behaved because she saw them as God does, fully redeemed. Stu, she'd tell me every time I was over that she wished we'd gotten together but we both knew that we were friends for a time, didn't we? I always felt God's hugs when I was with her and her wisdom
taught me much. She couldn't wait to be in Glory, she'd say. Well, Lovely Lady, when next you open your eyes, What a Glorious Day That Will Be!

Joann Montgomery

February 14, 2019

Dot has been in my life since birth
She was always sweet kind and always
Happy. Her love for her children
Was always first in her life.
She will be greatly missed by
Myself and my sisters . She loved us
And we loved her.❤️🙏

Dianne Williams

February 14, 2019

Steve, Scott, Sally & Stuart

my heart hurts with you as you go through this loss. I cannot imagine attending church without seeing your mom's smile, experiencing her cheerful greeting and genuine caring spirit. She was such a pleasure to talk with and an encourager to each person she met. When my mom and I saw her on Sunday her thoughts were of each of you and heaven. You are in our prayers for strength to endure no longer having her presence available to you while on this earth.

Fondly,
Dianne Williams

Leslie Gott

February 13, 2019

I knew from the very first time I meet Dot, she was an incredible wonderful Lady.
My fondest memory together is when we went on a long journey from Ky to Morgantown W.V.
We had lunch in Morgantown where we window shopped filled with antiques of the famous actor, Don Knotts. It was a very happy day for Dot. Especially visiting her son, Dr. Steven Paris Snyder.
That day was Priceless.
I offer my deepest condolences to the entire Paris Snyder Family & Friends.🌹🌹🌹🌹
My Love To All, Dot will be missed dearly.
Leslie Ann Gott
New Port Richey, FL

Barbara Riddell

February 13, 2019

I worked with Dot on the switchboard at Norton Suburban Hospital. She was always a joy to be around. I never ever heard her say anything negative. Even after we both retired, she’d called and check on me and other coworkers, keeping us up to date. She loved her family and friends. I was blessed to know Dot❤️.

Joya Adkins-Brock

February 13, 2019

my memory of Dot is a one with much love she would AlWAYS ask about me when she would see my brother at church which was the sweetest thing to me since i didnt go to church like o was raided to do.im so glad that i had a chance to talk with her we talked about how she was doing so well for being 91 years young I told her that if o even made it to her age that that would be a gift from God that i LOVED HER SO MUCH AND WAS GRATEFUL , for her friendship loved her so much she will be missed

Richard Williams

February 12, 2019

Steve, Scott, Sally, Stewart,

I have many pleasant memories of you all and your mother. One of the familiar faces whenever I returned home for a visit. She was always so kind and such a fun person to be around. I know you all are sad at her passing and my heart goes out to each of you. Family is so important. I know she will be missed by many.

My thoughts and prayers for each of you-

Richard Williams

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