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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Martha’s death. Please know that Gloria, John and all family and friends are prayed for. She will surely be missed.

  2. Dear John, this was a shock to me, I just remembered seeing you and Martha Jo a few days ago in a post on face book. I worked with Martha Jo at Central Elementary, and I am very close to your family. I pray you will find comfort in knowing she is now safe in God’s loving arms.

  3. John, Gloria and family, I am saddened to hear of Martha Jo’s death. We worked together at Central Elementary School and became friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers for God’s peace and comfort.

  4. John,
    So sorry for your loss, she will be in my thoughts and prayers, May your mom Rest in Pease with the Lord.

  5. John, Gloria & family, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I worked closely with Martha Jo for many years at Central. I always admired her many talents. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  6. What a beautiful tribute and story of her life. I will never forget meeting her, as she made me smile and laugh several times. I bet she had some wonderful stories to tell! I am so sorry for your loss, John. I know she will be deeply missed.

  7. Dear Snowden Family,
    Ms. Martha has a special place in my heart. She was a talented lady. I will miss seeing pictures of her canning, quilting, and shopping. I envied her skills. May she rest in peace.

  8. Dear Gloria, John & Family,
    We were saddened to learn of the passing of Martha Jo. She was a good soul and back in the days, a wonderful and gifted help for students and staff at Central Elementary. It’s nice to read that she passed on her gift of creating beautiful quilts that have brought warmth and comfort to many families. Our sincere prayers for all of you during this time of remembrances. Sheila & Tommy Grandy

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Martha Jo Bateman Snowden

November 12, 2021

Maple – Martha Jo Bateman Snowden, 78, of Maple passed peacefully in the early morning hours of November 12, 2021. A native of Currituck County, she was born in Jarvisburg, NC on December 24, 1942, a Christmas Eve baby. She was the daughter of the late Benjamine Otto Bateman, Sr. (Otto) and Gladys Helen Simpson Bateman (Gladys) both of Poplar Branch, NC.

Martha Jo was predeceased by her husband, of 47 years, John Henry Snowden, Jr.; her daughter Ginger Jo Snowden; her sister, Mary Ann Bateman Smith and husband Thomas E. Smith Jr., of Chesterfield, VA.; by her brother Benjamine Otto Bateman, Jr. and partner Robert E. McCoy of Onancock, VA.; and by her sister-in-law, Joyce Marie Snowden Bell and husband Horace Wainwright Bell, Jr, of Maple.

Martha Jo is survived by her son, John Henry Snowden, III of Maple; by her sisters, Gloria Faye Bateman Roberts of Shawboro, NC, and Helen Marie “Marie” Munson (husband Bill) of River Edge, NJ; and sister-in-law, Jo Ann Snowden Hayman Morris of Maple; as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces.

After graduation from J.P. Knapp High School in 1961, Martha Jo attended Louisburg College for two years.  She graduated from Louisburg College in 1963 with an Associate degree in Business. While studying at Louisburg College she was president of Phi Beta Lambda Honor Society during her Senior Year.

Martha Jo moved back to Currituck County after college and married “John Jr.” Snowden.  She helped John Jr. with both his billboard and eel-pot manufacturing business. Working in the Currituck County School System for 24 years (1980 to 2004) as a teacher’s assistant at Central Elementary School, in 1987, she was recognized as Currituck County Schools “Aide of the Year”.  In her spare time, she also tutored students who needed extra help.

An accomplished homemaker, Martha Jo enjoyed gardening, home canning, and always having time to go fishing in Coinjock Bay, Currituck Sound or one of the many piers along the Outer Banks. Martha Jo was above all else, a master quilter, a passion which she shared with her mother, Gladys, her sisters, Gloria and Marie, and her daughter Ginger. She carried on this passion and art form to the very day she passed.

A celebration of the life of Martha will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 12 noon to 3 pm at Rehoboth Baptist Church,  296 Maple Rd., Maple, NC 27956.  Attire is casual and lunch will be provided.  Donations to Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department :  OPERATION SANTA may be made in Martha’s name at: http://www.crawfordfire.org/donate.html

Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome, via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

AllineTwiford Aydlett

I'm so sorry to hear of Martha's death. Please know that Gloria, John and all family and friends are prayed for. She will surely be missed.

Margarette Etheridge

Dear John, this was a shock to me, I just remembered seeing you and Martha Jo a few days ago in a post on face book. I worked with Martha Jo at Central Elementary, and I am very close to your family. I pray you will find comfort in knowing she is now safe in God's loving arms.

Diane Newbern

John, Gloria and family, I am saddened to hear of Martha Jo’s death. We worked together at Central Elementary School and became friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers for God’s peace and comfort.

Perlita Tesoro

John, So sorry for your loss, she will be in my thoughts and prayers, May your mom Rest in Pease with the Lord.

Nancy Cressman Romaine

John, Gloria & family, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I worked closely with Martha Jo for many years at Central. I always admired her many talents. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Katherine Murray

What a beautiful tribute and story of her life. I will never forget meeting her, as she made me smile and laugh several times. I bet she had some wonderful stories to tell! I am so sorry for your loss, John. I know she will be deeply missed.

Toni L McCreash

Dear Snowden Family, Ms. Martha has a special place in my heart. She was a talented lady. I will miss seeing pictures of her canning, quilting, and shopping. I envied her skills. May she rest in peace.

Sheila Grandy

Dear Gloria, John & Family, We were saddened to learn of the passing of Martha Jo. She was a good soul and back in the days, a wonderful and gifted help for students and staff at Central Elementary. It's nice to read that she passed on her gift of creating beautiful quilts that have brought warmth and comfort to many families. Our sincere prayers for all of you during this time of remembrances. Sheila & Tommy Grandy