LAKELAND - Laura Ann Struthers Snuggs passed away peacefully Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Lakeland Regional Health. She was born on September 30, 1930, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Alexander Wallace Struthers and Laura Richardson Struthers.
She was a graduate of the University of Alabama where she majored in Sociology and earned her degree in Education. She was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. After graduation, Ann worked in the Dean of Women's Office at the University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education before marrying her husband of 62 years, Weymon Preston Snuggs, Jr.
In 1956, they moved to Birmingham, Alabama where they lived for 48 years. Ann taught high school and later worked in the office of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ) for 19 years before deciding to retire in 1988.
Ann was a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 16 years and sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Charity League of Birmingham and the Hill and Dale Garden Club.
In 2004, they moved to Lakeland, Florida to be closer to their family. They built a home in Grasslands and became members of First United Methodist Church in Lakeland.
She enjoyed traveling overseas, cooking, reading, and playing bridge. She was an avid college football fan who had a tremendous passion for her alma mater, the University of Alabama.
She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a role model for always having a positive attitude, finding the best in everyone, and knowing that no matter what the situation, everything would be just fine. She was a woman with a strong Christian faith and is now in the arms of our loving Lord.
Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Weymon Preston Snuggs, Jr.; her father, Alexander Wallace Struthers; mother, Laura Richardson Struthers; and a great granddaughter, Trinity Alexis Horton.
She is survived by her son Weymon Preston Snuggs, III and wife, Wendy of Lakeland, Florida; daughter, Allison Johnston and husband, Wayne of Jacksonville, Florida; five grandchildren, Tracee, Whitney, Kelley, Kevin, and Kayla; and six great grandchildren, Carter, Cohen, James, Jacqueline, Marlin, and Finn.
The family would like to thank Brookdale Highlands, Lakeland Regional Health, and Cornerstone Hospice for the tremendous care that has been provided to her over the last several years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests any memorial gifts be made to First United Methodist Church in Lakeland.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com