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Heritage Chapel Funeral Home

5200 Old Birmingham Hwy, Tuscaloosa, AL

OBITUARY

Sherry Colburn Snyder

July 13, 1955August 29, 2020

Sherry Colburn Snyder, age 65, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at home.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa with Pastors Dr. Rhett G. Payne, Rev. Brandon Bates, and Rev. Richard Vise officiating. For those unable to attend, the memorial service will be recorded and will be available via the Trinity Presbyterian website. There will be no visitation for the service. A private burial service will be held prior to the memorial service.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Betty Colburn, Holt, Ala.; and in-laws Bobby and Wynona Snyder, Coker, Ala.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bobby “Butch” Snyder; her sons, David Snyder (Andrea), Ben Snyder (Mary Frances) and Mark Snyder; grandchildren, Ruby Snyder, Dylan Snyder, Nora Snyder and Benji Snyder; sister, Janet Davis Whitley; and brothers, Danny Colburn (Jane) and Terry Colburn (Glenda).

Sherry was born in Tuscaloosa on July 13, 1955. She was an active member of Holt Baptist Church and a graduate of Holt High School class of 1973. In 1976 she married her high school sweetheart “Butch” and upon his graduation from UA in 1977 they moved to Mississippi where they remained for 29 years before returning to Tuscaloosa in 2006. While in Mississippi, Sherry worked in various positions for First Presbyterian Church of Meridian. In addition to her primary role as church secretary, she also served on multiple occasions as the interim Youth Leader and was active in all Church activities. Sons David, Ben, and Mark were all born and raised in Mississippi and were one of the great joys of her life. Sherry was gifted in the art of hospitality and her home was a place where all were welcomed and loved. Sherry was greatly loved by all who had the chance to get to know her. Shortly after returning to Tuscaloosa in 2006, Sherry was diagnosed with a brain tumor that resulted in several brain surgeries and 13 years of follow up treatment and care. During this time she was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa and remained active in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Despite her many medical difficulties, she never complained. Sherry retained her servant heart and positive, outgoing attitude until the very end. She will be remembered by family and friends as one whose presence would brighten up any room.

The family would like to extend a most sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Louis B. Nabors of UAB and to Drs. Ben and Cindy Lucy of Tuscaloosa for their unwavering love, support, and compassionate care during Sherry’s time of illness.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Meridian, Miss., or to Trinity Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Condolences may be offered at www.HeritageChapelTuscaloosa.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bobby “Butch” Snyder; her sons, David Snyder (Andrea), Ben Snyder (Mary Frances) and Mark Snyder; grandchildren, Ruby Snyder, Dylan Snyder, Nora Snyder and Benji Snyder; sister, Janet Davis Whitley; and brothers, Danny Colburn (Jane) and Terry Colburn (Glenda).

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Services

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Bill Simmons

September 1, 2020

Bobby,

I am so sorry to hear of Sherry's passing. Even though I haven't seen your family since you left Meridian, I have so many fond memories of Sherry, David, Ben, and Mark as I watched the boys grow up in my pediatric office. Our running of the New Orleans Marathon and training for it seems like yesterday! Harriet and I extend our sincere condolences.

Bill Simmons

Skipper CLEMENTS

September 1, 2020

So sorry to hear about Sherry's passing. There are so many wonderful Bealle Circle memories. She was Ms Martin and Ms Love's little chic-a-dee, and a wonderful friend and neighbor to all of us who were fortunate enough to call her our friend and neighbor. God bless all of you, and I know we'll all miss her, but will see her again. Skipper

Lisa Young

September 1, 2020

To Sherry’s precious family,

Sherry was beautiful in every way. I worked with Terry and when he introduced me to Sherry I felt like I had known her my whole life. She was so welcoming and a delight to be around and she had a contagious smile. She leaves a wonderful legacy for her family and everyone that knew her. Praying For all of you and for God’s Strength and His Peace each day.

Much Love and continued Prayer,

Lisa Young
Cullman, Alabama

Steve Terry

August 31, 2020

So sorry to hear about Sherry. Her smile and humor would make you appreciate your health. She would visit my mother in the nursing home and that would make her day. Thanks for the many visits. She will be missed.
Steve Terry

Mike Lamon

August 31, 2020

Terry

I will be unable to attend the service but my thoughts will be with you
and the family. Good bless everyone.

Barry Lawrence

August 31, 2020

Just wanted to send my condolences to Butch and the boys on the passing of Sherry. Sherry, Terry and I along with a host of others in Holt grew up playing whiffle ball, sandlot football , riding the merry go round and numerous other activities that kids once did for fun ! Sherry was one of the most out going ,fun loving and courageous individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure to know! Sorry for your (our) loss ! We will see you again in heaven!

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