Wanda Snyder passed away peacefully the morning of December 22nd, 2016 at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield N.C. with family and friends surrounding her.
Ms. Snyder is the beloved daughter of Calvin Wayne Snyder (USMC retired, deceased) and Wanda Joyce Snyder. She is also survived by two sisters, Janet Snyder of Garner, N.C. and Jennifer Snyder of Atlanta, GA.
She was a graduate of Jacksonville Senior High School (1975) and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree from the ECU School of Nursing (1979). As an RN, she spent her career in pediatric nursing, primarily at UNC Hospitals Pediatric Intensive Care unit. Wanda was a beloved co-worker and friend. She gave tirelessly of herself and her knowledge. Her dedication and compassion for the children and families in her care knew no bounds.
Wanda was also a devout Christian, attending Bible study groups throughout the Triangle area. Over the past several years, she attended Chapel Hill Bible Church. Anyone who knew Wanda also knew the Lord was her Savior and the center of her life.
She had a passion for her beloved rescued Chihuahuas as well as any animal in need. She loved her family, friends, neighbors and community. She was always willing and happy to help others in need, volunteering at community medical clinics and homeless shelters. She was also known to cut a rug and cherished the time in her life when she could fulfill her dream of learning to ballroom dance. Her smile and laugh were the antidote to many of life's problems and her ability to uplift others was a gift. Wanda truly fulfilled her life's purpose through caring for others in a multitude of capacities. She is so greatly missed.
The family would like to thank the staff of the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, N.C. and the medical professionals of UNC Hospitals for their care. The staff at SECU Hospice House were a blessing to all with their loving, exceptional care and support.
Memorial services are to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Chapel Hill Bible Church at 260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514. Information about the services can also be found at Clementsfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to UNC Children's Hospital (www.uncchildrens.org/uncmc/unc-childrens/support/) or Hart-2-Heart Rescue (www.facebook.com/Hart2HeartRescue, or email at email@example.com).
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Hillsborough, NC 27278
Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Dec. 31, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017