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Ginger Jo Snowden
Maple- Ginger Jo Snowden, 47, of Maple, NC passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 surrounded by her family and friends.
A native of Currituck County, she was the daughter of the late John H. Snowden, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Martha Jo Snowden and her brother, John H. Snowden, III (partner Katie). Ginger fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, maintaining her wit and sunny disposition to the very end.
Ginger is also survived by her aunts/uncles, Joyce Marie Bell (husband Horace) of Maple; Jo Ann Morris (husband Travis) of Maple; H. Marie Munson (husband Bill) of River Edge, NJ; Gloria Roberts (husband A. Norman) of Shawboro, NC; Benjamine O. Bateman, Jr. (partner Bobby McCoy) of Onancock, VA; as well as many first and second cousins. Ginger was pre-deceased by her aunt/uncle Marry Ann Smith (husband Tom) or Richmond, VA.
Ginger was an active farmer, a passion which she shared with her brother, father and both of her grandfathers (the late Benjamine “Otto” Bateman and the late John “Johnnie” H. Snowden, Sr.) sharing her love of growing fruits and vegetables with the many friends of her family farm, as well as sharing the bounty of the farm with those who were less fortunate.
Ginger was also an avid and accomplished quilter and homemaker, a passion which she shared with both her mother and her grandmothers (the late Gladys S. Bateman and the late Josephine “Josie” Snowden).
Prior to passing, Ginger realized her dream of purchasing the historic Griggs/Snowden House in Maple. To honor her goals and dream, the house and surrounding property will be converted to a working educational farm: to teach people how and where food is grown; how to grow and use fresh herbs; how to can or preserve vegetables; and how to quilt and create other heritage crafts.
Ginger’s family wishes to express their thanks to all of Ginger’s friends for sending cards, well wishes and visits; to the nurses and staff at Vidant Hospice in Greenville; to the nurses and doctors of MICU and 3rd floor West at UNC Hospital; to the nurses and doctors of MICU, 2nd and 3rd floor at Albemarle Hospital; and the nursing staff at Sentara – Barco for their dedicated care.
Ginger’s celebration of life will be held Saturday December 5, 2015 at 1 pm at Rehobeth Baptist Church in Maple NC. Following the service friends are welcome to join the family for a luncheon in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers and cards, the family requests that whether you knew Ginger or not, go out in your communities and do something good for someone in celebration of Ginger’s generosity and in honor of the battle she fought.
Donations / contributions be made in Ginger’s name to one of the following:
Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice
920 Wellness Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
External Affairs Office
UNC-CH CB# 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295
Coinjock Creek Farms
Attn: Coinjock Creek Educational Foundation
PO Box 752
Maple, NC 27956
Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online registry at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with local arrangements.