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Mattie Bessie Bunkley Snyder


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Mattie Bessie Bunkley Snyder Obituary
Mattie Bessie Bunkley Snyder, 88, wife of the late Rev. Benjamin Snyder Sr., passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was born on March 31, 1930, in Talbotton, Georgia to the late Jonas and Beatrice Bunkley.

Mattie Snyder grew up with southern home training. Mother Snyder was a prayer warrior for the community. She led countless people to Christ by helping them understand the gift of the Holy Spirit. Mother Snyder's home in Cleveland, Ohio was known as the House of Refuge, where many family members came from the south for a better life.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Annabelle Bunkley; her step-daughter, Brenda Slater; and her son, Gregory Snyder.

She is survived by her children, John Bunkley, Glenn Reynolds, Benjamin Snyder Jr., Rev. Dale Snyder Sr., Jackie Snyder, Anthony Snyder, Andrew Snyder; step-daughters, Bonita Snyder and Benetta Snyder; 24 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends who will miss her dearly.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at Saint James A.M.E. Church, 236 East 11th Street, Erie, Pa., on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., where a home going service will immediately follow, with Pastor Dale Snyder Sr. eulogizing. Interment will be private. Professional services are entrusted to Pitts Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Avenue, Erie, PA 16504.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Sept. 14, 2018
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