Ava Christine Sneed, age 60, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., went to her new home in heaven on March 26, 2019.
Ava was born June 10, 1958 to Hillard Sneed and the late Thadress Green Sneed in North Carolina. She graduated from Sylva Webster High School and went on to work at Kansas University and was currently employed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Nashville, Tenn.
She is survived by her loving husband, Johnnie Stephens; father, Hilliard Sneed and wife Sandra; sisters: Hillane (Sam) Lambert, Sally (Fred) Penick, Lisa (Ed) Weatherford and Deborah (Mouse) Thompson; brothers, Ernest (Carlene) Sneed, Paul (Robin) Sneed, Jeff Thompson and Will Thompson; mother-in-law, Dorothy Stephens; sisters-in-law, Elaine (Bill) Wells, Phyllis (Kenneth) Clark; granddaughter, McKenzie and grandson, Bubby; and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly and always gave good advice.
She is preceded in death by her mother, and father-in-law, Melton Stephens.
Visitation will be at Williams Funeral Home, Columbia, Tenn. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will be held in North Carolina on Friday, March 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cherokee United Methodist Church. Service will be Saturday, March 30 at Cherokee United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with John Ferree officiating. Burial will follow at Sneed-Holly Bush Cemetery in Cherokee.
Pallbearers will be Jarret Sneed, Jayson Sneed, David Bradley, Jeff Thompson, Will Thompson and Josh Weatherford.