February 24, 1932 ~ November 11, 2020

Born in: Hickory, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Margaret Sublett Snyder, 88, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Accordius Healthcare.

Mrs. Snyder was born February 24, 1932, in Hickory to the late Marvin Timothy and Gladys Poovey Sublett. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to raising four children, she was a pastor’s wife and worked as a bookkeeper for Sears-Roebuck for several years.

Next to her family, Margaret cherished her Sunday school class, which she led for decades and whose members were like the sisters she never had. She loved to cook and bake with her children and grandchildren. She was known for giving simple, honest gifts to others to brighten their day. She was the consummate hostess and welcomed strangers to her dinner table, often without notice, where she transformed them into friends. She was always keen for a family game night or a hotly contested game of Spite and Malice with her beloved Bill. And, if she had a vice, it was shoes. She loved a great pair of shoes!

Margaret is survived by her husband of 69 years, the Reverend William A. Snyder; two daughters, Holli Chiles (John) and Brenda Faber (Jim); two sons, Paul Snyder (Angie) and Tim Snyder (Kim); six grandchildren, Jake, Monique, Ben, Nate, Charles and Will; three great-grandchildren, Brantley, Madison, Shane; and a brother, Dr. Thomas M. Sublett (Betty).

A private service for the family will be in the Sacred Garden of First Baptist Church of Asheville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Fund at First Baptist in honor of the Faith Sunday school class.


Private Service:

First Baptist Church of Asheville
5 Oak Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Bill and I worked with Margaret at Sears . We enjoyed being in fellowship at gatherings, one being on their big porch where they lived in East Asheville. We pray for peace and comfort in the coming days.
    Bill and Pat Grogan

  2. A beautiful, strong and loving sister-in-law. Margaret was like a second “mom” when I was growing up. She will be missed.

  3. So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed our meals and time together at Don’s house. She was a precious lady. Praying for you and your family.


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