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Tuesday, September 04 2018
Helen Ann Ferguson Snead

Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 01:58 pm   |  Permalink   |  9 Comments  |  Email
I am so sorry about Mrs. Snead. She was a wonderful woman. Thoughts and prayers to each of you. Betsy
Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 09/05/2018 - 03:28 PM
This beautiful lady was such a joy to be around. I enjoyed being with her in the Community Bible Study and loved her sharing her knowledge of the Bible with us. She was always smiling and positive. She will truly be missed.
Posted by Jane Word on 09/05/2018 - 05:12 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Helen's passing. She was such a sweet and beautiful person, inside and out.I was lucky to have visited with her this past Easter and she looked as beautiful as ever.We send our condolences to Eula and Pat and their families.Sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone..
Posted by Betsy Martin Jones on 09/05/2018 - 07:54 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Helen from the Kenbridge Baptist Church. She was so kind and I know she will be missed.
Posted by Jeanette Davis on 09/05/2018 - 07:59 PM
Pat and Eula, my heart and prayers are with you for God's comfort and your wonderful memories to sustain you in the days ahead. It was truly and privilege and pleasure knowing Helen. God bless you all.
Posted by Jackie B. Conner on 09/05/2018 - 08:18 PM
Sending my condolences to Mrs. Snead's family. May God comfort you during this sad time.
Posted by Timothy Seitzinger on 09/07/2018 - 06:42 AM
So very sorry to read about Mrs. Snead passing. I do not remember her, but I do know Eula and Pat. May she rest in peace and may God hold your hands during this difficult time.
Posted by Kenney and Kay Davis on 09/07/2018 - 06:57 PM
Eula and Pat, We am very sorry for your loss and remember your mom with great love. We always thought she was a beautiful woman with a huge heart and amazing ability to love. For a long time, you were our closest neighbors. Mom and Dad loved you all! You will be in our hearts and a prayer on our lips during this time. love Cheryl, Teresa. Bernard, and Graham
Posted by Teresa L Dicks on 09/09/2018 - 03:26 PM
I only just learned of the death of dear Helen Snead when reading the "Blackstone Courier Record" obituaries. Had I known, I would have attended the funeral to show my respects to a lovely woman. She was always kind and caring. At first I knew very few people in Kenbridge. She always welcomed my sons and myself to church and helped us feel at home. A more beautiful individual I have never met!
Posted by Judy Shepherd on 09/13/2018 - 09:48 PM

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Helen Ann Ferguson Snead, 86, went to her heavenly home on September 4, 2018 surrounded by the family that loved her dearly. Born in Richmond, Va. to the late Thomas Ersa and Annie Jewell Ferguson, and predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Ralph C. Snead, infant daughter and brother, Edward C. Ferguson. She is survived by her family blessed by her Godly example: Eula Snead (Bill) Gary of Kenbridge, Patricia Jewell (John) Washburn of Kenbridge; two grandchildren whom she dearly loved, Susan Gary (Tim) Kreis and Steven (Michelle) Gary; seven great-grandchildren brought her such joy: Theodore Kreis, William Kreis, Joseph Kreis, Hunter Gary, Richard Kreis, Hayden Gary and Lilly Gary; her dear friend and sister-in-law, Katie Snead; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was blessed to have three dear caregivers, Weir Moore, Gloria Jones and Lynette Ragsdale. Helen was an active member of the Kenbridge Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School in her younger years, and was currently Secretary of the church W.M.U. and she participated in her Sunday School class. In her younger years, she enjoyed sewing and
needlework. She made many of the clothes her daughters wore. As a farmer’s wife, she worked very hard, especially during the summers when the family raised tobacco. She worked in the fields until just before lunchtime, then came home and prepared a full course meal for her family and the hired workers and did it willingly to help her family. The family will receive friends at Helen’s home on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm. Visitation will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Kenbridge Baptist Church, 500 E. Fifth Avenue, Kenbridge, Va. with funeral services following at 11. Interment in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery. In lieu flowers please consider donations to the Kenbridge Baptist Church, General Fund, P.O. Box 445, Kenbridge, Va or to the Lunenburg Health Services, P.O. Box 121, Victoria, Va. 23974 Online condolences may be made at

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