Janet Lea Snyder, 65, of Kingsport, Tennessee, formerly of Burnsville, passed away at her home on Monday, March 16, 2020. Janet was born November 8, 1954 to the late Junior James and Elizabeth Ann (Barrett) Snyder.
Janet lived a quiet life, one marked by longsuffering following a debilitating car accident in 1996. Her family was blessed by her genuine love, extreme kindness and unlimited generosity. She never failed to gift her siblings, nieces and nephews with humorous cards (noting “chuckle, chuckle”) on every occasion, always enclosing gift cards to favorite stores and eateries. Unable to say no, she gave to everyone who approached her on behalf of a cause. Her meek and humble spirit was evident in her soft, childlike voice.
Janet is survived by her brother, George Snyder (Wanda); and stepbrother, David Barrett (Rosalee) both of Weston, WV. She is also survived by three sisters, Sharon Johnson (Gary) of Alliance, Ohio; Brenda Gibson (Burnard) of Sutton, WV; and Tammy McNemar (Jay) of Centreville, VA. Janet was preceded in death by her brother Duanne Snyder.
Janet was affectionately known as Sissy to her nine nieces and nephews, Michael Johnson, Darla Adkins, David Lee Barrett, Kevin Barrett, Lisa McKisic, Amy Rose, Misty Dawn O’Dell, Elizabeth Gibson and Logan Gibson.
Two special people in Janet’s life were her longtime landlord, Dr. Bill Gillenwater, and his nurse, Brenda Walters, of Kingsport. Dr. Bill and Nurse Brenda caringly assisted Janet with special needs that arose in her daily life.
Janet was the valedictorian of the Braxton County High School Class of 1972. She attended WVU and Glenville State College. Janet was a retired paralegal who did consultant work for a Kingsport law firm. She previously worked for Hunter, Smith and Davis Law Offices, Kingsport, TN; Upshur Agency, Buckhannon, WV; and the Braxton County Clerk’s Office, Sutton, WV.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Janet may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Memories and words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.cartertrent.com.
The Carter-Trent Funeral Home of Kingsport will be caring for the Snyder family.
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