|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1916|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 2007|
Rev. Floyd Oliver Snowden, 91, a life-long resident of Annapolis, Maryland died Dec. 28, 2007 in his home after a lengthy illness.
Rev. Snowden was born June 30, 1916, in Annapolis to the late James O. Snowden and Anna Hobbs Hammett, and attended the former Stanton Elementary School.
He worked at the Naval Academy for over 30 yhears and earlier served in the Navy.
He became a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in 1945, where he served as assistant pastor and parish visitor. He was also a member of the Gospel Choir, a Unit Leader, and was the coordinator of the Bible Study Class as well as an adult Sunday School teacher. A local pastor, he preached at numerous churches in the area.
He taught a Bible study for inmates at the old county jail and at the county detention center in Annapolis for over 40 years. He also assisted in the Bibleway Drug Program, and was named the community minister. He was also chaplain of the Brewer Hill Cemetery Association. He helped released inmates find homes and counseled them.
He was president of the Board of Directors for Helping Hands Inc. from 1975 to 1982. and was recognized by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. He was a member of a Baltimore American Legion post.
He received many awards for his community work, such as the Humanitarian of the Year from The Capital and the Community Service Award from the United Way. He received a Certificate of Special Recognition from the county for his dedication, commitment and faithfulness in performing a successful Christian ministry to the inmates of the county detention center, and from the Bibleway Community Outreach Project for generous contributions.
The Rev. Snowden was known for his love of the Lord and for people. His greatest joy was visiting and praying with the sick and shut in.
He was preceded in death by one son, Charles R. Tongue; and one sister, Ameila Snowden Johnson.
Survivors include his wife since 1985, Arnette Diggs Snowden; four sons, Elton C., Donald T. and Floyd O. Snowden Jr. of Annapolis and William O. Snowden of Glen Burnie; five daughters, Martha O. Strong and Amelia Snowden Crankfield of Annapolis, Sandra L. Snowden of Decatur, Ga., Joann Snowden of Georgia, and Margo Parker of Glen Burnie; one stepson, Tyrone Johnson Sr. of Annapolis; one stepdaughter, Denise Watkins of Annapolis; 42 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Maryland Veterans Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Created by: In Loving Memory
Record added: Jan 03, 2008
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