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Eloise Ensley Snipes

  • Birth 31 Mar 1922
  • Death 18 May 2007
  • Burial Candler, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 19438347

Sylva - Eloise Ensley Snipes, 85, of Grandview Heights, died Friday, May 18, 2007, at Harris Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Jackson County where she had lived most of her life; she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother; a member of New Hope Baptist Church; she was a avid Atlanta Braves fan and flower gardener; she was an administration assistant with Western Carolina University; daughter of the late Erastus and Rebecca Cope Ensley; preceded in death by her husband, Willie Max Snipes who died in 1975; one daughter, Billie Jefferson; one son, Troy Snipes; one granddaughter, Melissa Tarr; two brothers, Rosevelt Ensley and Dennis Ensley; and one sister, Virgie Sellers.

Surviving is one son, Eddie Snipes of Sylva; two sisters, Fannie B. Painter and Loretta Sluder, both of Sylva; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Melton-Riddle Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mike Moore and Earl Holden officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Enka.


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  • Created by: JoAnn Welch Coon
  • Added: 19 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19438347
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eloise Ensley Snipes (31 Mar 1922–18 May 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19438347, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Candler, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by JoAnn Welch Coon (contributor 46853486) .