Mrs. Mandy Durrance Snider, age 75, of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning (1/15/21) at the Bacon County Hospital following an extended illness.
Born Feburary 26, 1945 in Macclenny, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Troy Leroy and Bessie Mae Crews Durrance. She grew up in Pierce County and had lived in Houston, Texas for about 30 years before returning to Blackshear in 1994.
She was a devoted wife and a wonderful mother to her own children, but lived with an open house policy, always welcoming anyone who needed a place to stay. She loved being around her family and friends and helping anyone she could. With her infectious personality, she never met a stranger.
She was a faithful and active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear where she also enjoyed attending Sunday school and the Saints of Joy events.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Al Snider; 2 sisters, Faye Roberson and Betty Herrin; and 5 brothers, T.J. Durrance, Tommy Durrance, Ray Durrance, Freddie Durrance, and Leon Durrance.
Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya Snider Chancey (husband Karl) of Blackshear and Michelle Thomas (husband Kevin) of Bickley; 3 step-children, Gary Snider of Shelton, Washington, Bobby Snider of Billings, Montana, and Tammy Malcolm of Billings, Montana; grandchildren, Cody Simmons (Brittney) of Blackshear, Ty Thomas (Taylor), Tuff Thomas, and Tater Thomas of Bickley, Kendra Erven (Jimmy) of Ridgecrest, California; 8 great grandchildren, Brayden Thomas, Piper and Presley Thomas, Raylen Tolbert, and Lincoln, Ronen, and Luna Erven; 3 special “chosen” grandchildren, Travis Sweat, Maddox McAlpin, and Cameron Norman; 2 sisters, Debbie Turner (husband Ronnie) and Bobbie Anderson, both of Blackshear; and many special nieces, nephews, and other relatives that she loved very much.
A funeral service will take place on Monday (1/18/21) at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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