Mrs. Linda Lou Cunningham Snyder, age 75, died suddenly on Nov. 27, 2020, at The Houston Methodist West Hospital ER in Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Snyder was born April 17, 1945, in Sylva, N.C., to the late Bonnie and Weaver Cunningham of Dillsboro, N.C.
Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Sue Galino of Jamestown, N.Y., Mrs. Shirley Ashe of Sylva, N.C., and Jimmy Cunningham of Sylva, N.C., respectively.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Horace Brantley Snyder I of Houston, Texas; three brothers, Bobby Cunningham, Tommy Cunningham and Mike Cunningham, all of Sylva, N.C.; plus her two sons, Horace Brantley Snyder II and his three sons, all of Anchorage, Alaska, and Cary Bradford Snyder and his two daughters, all of Houston, Texas.
After high school graduation she worked at The Pentagon for the Department of the Navy before entering Western Carolina University, from which she graduated in 1968 with a BA in literature. She moved to New Orleans, La., where she worked for six months before moving to Las Vegas to work at Circus Circus. Returning to New Orleans after six months she married and worked for the VA, Dun and Bradstreet and the Passport Office before having her first child. Thereafter she was always a very devoted mother, grandmother and wife before passing.
One of her favorite stories occurred at The Pentagon where she ran around a corner directly into an officer slightly shorter than she. He almost lost his balance but was caught by the two huge military men on his shoulders. He stood up, straightened his uniform and said “I am sorry young lady. Next time I will be more careful,” then proceeded on his way with his entourage. A Marine came up to Linda and asked if she knew who that was, stating that he was the Commandant of The U.S. Marine Corps. Linda would then say “and he was such a nice man.”
A closed service at the funeral home was held Dec. 2, 2020, followed by cremation.
She will always remain in our hearts.
Funeral services were held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home,1508 East Ave., Katy, Texas.