FOSTERS | James Howard \"Brother\" Snipes, age 73, of Fosters, passed through the Gates of Glory on August 24, 2015. He was born December 14, 1941 in Tuscaloosa County. Services will be held at Grants Creek Baptist Church on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Bro. Mike Jacobs officiating and Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard \"Buddy\" Snipes; and his mother, Earline Stephens Snipes.
Survivors include his loving wife, Charlotte \"Polly\" Ballard Snipes of Fosters; daughters, Charlotte Strickland (John) of Sellers, Pamela Cochran (Paul) of Fosters, Jimmie Carol Snipes-McCulley of Brownsboro; son, Jarrod Snipes (Amy) of Carrollton; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind two brothers, Houston Snipes (Fayne) of Cottondale and Darrell Snipes (Judi) of Fosters; a sister, Dianne Pate (William) of Cottondale; and many nieces, nephews, one godchild and beloved friends.
Pallbearers will be Mike Cline, Terry Pate, Lewis Tunnell, Johnny Strickland, Tristan McCulley and Trevor McCulley, Jennifer Strickland and Jessica Strickland.
Honorary pallbearers are Bernie Gomez, Chasity Sanders (God Granddaughter), Leroy McAbee, employees of McAbee Construction, Willie Foster, DCH 6th Floor South staff, DCH MICU staff, Dr. George Miller and Dr. William Hill.
James worked for McAbee Construction for 34 years before retiring.
Statement from children: Our daddy was a great daddy to all of us. He worked very hard every day to provide a great home and lifestyle for all of us kids. He went above and beyond of what he had to do. We all love him so very much for being the kind man and daddy that he was. Daddy, you will be missed forever.
Statement from wife: James loved his family, his church, but most of all, he loved his Savior, Jesus Christ. He did Bible study every day that he was able to and he was a prayer warrior. We were happily married for 50 years, and I will miss his companionship, his love towards me and that daily relationship that can only come from a sweet closeness with Jesus. I will miss him dearly.
One hour prior to service.
Grants Creek Baptist Church on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to service.