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Graveside Service

Antioch Methodist Church Cemetery
Friday November 26th, 2021

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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Four Oaks
Friday November 26th, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm

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Merle Bryant Snead

Mrs. Merle Bryant Snead, age 87, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at High-Smith Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. Graveside Funeral Services will be held 2:00PM-Friday, November 26, 2021at Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery outside Four Oaks, NC. Rev. Walter Gaskins will officiate.

Mrs. Snead was born on December 4, 1933 to the late Milton C. and Ida Johnson Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Zeke Lee and David Garner Snead, brothers, Waylon Bryant and Harold Bryant; sisters, Ada Kelly and Eva Strickland; son-in-law, Harry Denton and a granddaughter-in-law, Brenda Warren. Mrs. Snead retired from the Johnston County Jail as a secretary. Mrs. Snead was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church outside Four Oaks. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and she loved others as herself. She enjoyed her garden, her birds, and her squirrels, and loved the smell of her giant gardenias. Each year she waited for the arrival of spring where her azaleas bloomed. Her delight was cooking for her family at holiday gatherings. She had a strong sense of serving the community by participating with cake donations for bake sales, fundraisers, and special events. Mrs. Snead was ever faithful to remember grieving neighbors with a meal, cake or pies. She exhibited her loved of her Lord by her quiet sprit and never speaking out of turn. She loved her neighbors and “Her children rise up and call her blessed of the Lord”. Proverbs 31:28.

Surviving include her children, Jimmy and Donna Lee, Glenda Denton, Charlotte and Tommy Spradling, and Jane Batten; grandchildren, Joshua Lee and wife Kristen, Jordan Lasater and husband Brad, Jamie Warren, Angela Ingram and husband Chris, Barry Godwin and wife Linda, Tracie Core and husband Brian, and Melissa Woodell; many great-grandchildren; sister, Elgie Jackson and husband Jerry; brother, Linwood Bryant and wife Willa Dean; many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Snead will be available for viewing and you may sign the register book from 9:00AM-12:00PM- Friday, November 26, 2021 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC. The family will not be present during this time.

In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines. Mask are required for the graveside service on Friday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roseandgraham.com
Arrangement by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC

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A candle was lit in memory of Merle Snead

Mary Ann Massey Nov 25 2021 5:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Merle Snead

Faye Jernigan Nov 24 2021 8:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Merle Snead

Marina Sauer Nov 24 2021 7:14 PM

Merle was always a ray of sunshine and smiled every time I saw her!!! She will be missed but with her husband again

Marina Sauer Nov 24 2021 7:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Merle Snead

Bridget Carpenter Nov 24 2021 3:37 PM

Jane's parents were friends with my family and will always be a memory with us. Very respected in our town and never be forgotten. My God be with your mother and now pain free.

Kelley Peregoy Nov 24 2021 3:36 PM

I was so sorry to learn of Mrs. Merle's passing. I only met her a couple of times in person, but she was a kind, sweet lady, and my Uncle Hayden thought a lot of her. She and I exchanged FB messages and Christmas cards over the past few years. I'm glad I knew her. I know she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. My condolences.

Michelle Turner Nov 24 2021 3:16 PM

Prayers for aunt Merle and family...Sad we were separated by so many miles but I knew how much she was loved by family and friends..you are at peace with the Lord aunt Merle..Love you

Brad & Dana Bryant Nov 24 2021 3:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Merle Snead

Dianne Barefoot McLamb, so sorry to hear about your loss. I knew her and the family many years ago. Sweet lady! Nov 24 2021 7:44 AM

Dearest Family, I know your hearts are heavy, but may God's grace bring you comfort. Aunt Merle was so special with her sweet and kind ways. I loved her and know she loved me. I thank God for the good times we shared growing up. You all are in my thoughts, prayers and heart.

Linda Bryant Melvin Nov 23 2021 9:00 PM

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