Mary Jane Mills Snyder of Gainesville died peacefully Tuesday morning, February 18, 2014, at the E. T. York Hospice Care Center. She was 93.
Mary Jane, known to those who knew her as “Jane”, was born in Morriston, Florida on October 6, 1920, the 8th of 9 children, and grew up in the Morriston/Ocala community. She graduated from Williston High School where she played basketball and upon graduation she began working for Central Florida Telephone Company. She soon met and married her husband, John P. Snyder, who was with the U.S. Army Air Corps and stationed in Williston. They remained married for over 60 years. After leaving Florida to live in New Jersey for several years, where they were blessed with two sons, John and Jeff, they returned to the Ocala/Gainesville area where she remained until her death. While in Gainesville, Jane worked for the Campus Federal Credit Union and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville. She loved to sew, do needlepoint, and was an avid Gator fan, never missing a football game if she could help it. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by many.
Jane is preceded in death by her husband, John P. Snyder; survived by her brother, J. W. “Buck” Mills (wife Virginia) of Ocala; sons John M. Snyder (wife Janet) of Clarksburg, Md. and Jeffrey F. Snyder (wife Debbie) of Alachua; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 22nd at Chapel in the Meadows , Forest Meadows Central , 4100 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting those who wish make donations to E. T. York Hospice Care Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.
It is a time of such great sorrow when we lose someone we love. At such times, when the pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem so unbearable,
we need to go to God’s word for comfort. The Bible teaches that God is eager to raise the dead. The faithful man Job said: “If an able-body man dies can he live again?”
Job was speaking about waiting in the grave until the time came for God to remember him. He said to God: “You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning”.-JOB 14:14,15; The Bible can truly help us in our times of sorrow.
Sincerely Yours, Judy L.