Melitia Sneed, age 95, of the Qualla Community passed away Friday morning, April 5, 2013. A native and lifelong resident of Cherokee, Melitia was born January 1, 1918 to the late William and the late Minnie Bradley Saunooke. She was a successful business owner in Cherokee, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Cherokee United Methodist Church.
Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Mack Thomas Sneed, her daughter, Helen D. Sneed; and all seven of her siblings. She is survived by two granddaughters, Kellie Ann Bridgeman of Asheville and Amanda Bridgeman Lane of Cherokee, and a great granddaughter, Madison Olivia Lane. She was blessed with an extended family of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 3:00pm on Monday, April 8 at Cherokee United Methodist Church, in Cherokee with Ray Kinsland officiating. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery, Whittier. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 8 from 1-3pm prior to the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave. 7th floor, New York, NY 10001. An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.