Virginia Louise Mitchell Traylor Sneed was born on March 5, 1942, in Montgomery County to the late William Royster and Frances Beatrice Mitchell Traylor. This union was also blessed with Virginia’s beloved older brother, Donald Wayne Traylor. The wonderful foundation set forth by her parents equipped her for a rich and fulfilling life. Virginia went to be with the Lord on Sunday April 12, 2020 at 78 years of age.
Virginia graduated from Jo Byrns High School. She was a hard worker and was employed by Springfield Medical Center 16 years and served as Robertson County’s district manager of the Nashville Banner and Tennessean for 28 years. She was a fun-loving person who enjoyed being around people, collecting stories and enjoying her high school year memories. She was saved and then baptized at an early age having professed her faith in Christ.
Virginia was known as Nanaw to numerous children she kept during her retirement years and later was an employee of Home Goods. In this capacity she made many special memories and touched many hearts for the Lord. She also was care taker for her ex-husband’s grandmother, her mother, and ex-husband over several years’ time with love and compassion.
Virginia was an active member of Center Point Baptist Church, in Hendersonville, where she served on the kitchen event committee as well as enjoying her membership in the Melting Pot life group and Happy Hearts for seniors. She especially enjoyed her participation in the church Golden Girls group of fellow senior female members. Virginia also found time for involvement in the Hendersonville Citizens’ Police Academy where she helped honor officers and enjoyed huge pitch-ins and special gatherings and fund raisers.
She loved any form of travel! Just in 2016, she was seen going down the giant slide twice on a fun cruise with her daughter and two granddaughters! What a vivacious and Godly-spirited woman she was. She loved God so much that she reached out to the birds and deer by feeding them in her back woods right near her door entrance. She would wake us up to come quickly; see the deer or cardinal! She displayed a variety of green-thumb works and simply loved the sunrise and sunsets of her life or just taking a leisurely drive to observe the scenery of God’s beautiful creations.
Every morning, she would read the Bible or save it for night reading. Her Bibles were never too far away. She put a lot of effort into keeping up with all family and friends…plus, she did not mind sharing her knowledge on such matters with the children and grandkids. She was all about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, family, church, friends, a tidy home and putting in an honest days’ worth of work. She loved all people and helped the tired, lonely, sick, bereaved, shut-in, and veterans often via prayer and financial support.
Virginia will be sincerely missed. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Karen Darlene Sneed Swilik of Indianapolis, IN, Leslie Dianne Sneed Herring (Darryl) of Hendersonville, her brother: Donald Wayne Traylor (Louise) of Lafayette, her niece: Angela Traylor Marshall, her nephew: Greg Traylor; her beloved grandchildren: Jennifer Marie Swilik (Adam Schafer), Kathleen Dianne Swilik (Alex Marret), Michael William Swilik, Nicholas Joseph Valdez and Zachary Evan Valdez, and god-grandson, Austin Cramer. Her other nieces and nephews include: Susan Sneed Gregory (Toby), Pat Sneed Vantress (Wayne), Bob Sneed, Martha Sneed Dodd, Sherry Sneed Bollinger, Libby Sneed Burton, Terri Sneed Reid, Bryan Sneed, and Clay Sneed.
She will be laid to rest alongside her lifelong best friend and ex-husband and father of her children, Frank Avril Sneed, at Springfield Memorial Gardens on Friday April 17, 2020. Let’s put our stories together and look forward to a celebration of Virginia’s life, to be held sometime in December of this year.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
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