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Esther Mae Snowden

July 14, 2023

Esther Snowden Obituary

Esther Mae Snowden was born on April 25, 1943, in Live Oak, FL.  She was the daughter to the late Presiding Elder George Anderson Rutledge and Willie Mae Rutledge.

Esther Snowden was an active member of New Bethel A.M.E. Church.  She served in the Young People's Division, was Commissioner for the Debutante-Masters Ceremony, a member of the  Women's Missionary Society, the Lay Organization, the Steward Board and served as a class leader.  She also had the honor to serve on the Board of Trustees at Edward Waters University.

Esther Mae Snowden was educated in the Hillsborough County School System, graduating from Marshall High School in 1961.  She continued her education at Edward Waters College, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science Degree in Education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.  She retired, after teaching for more than 36 years.

Esther Snowden was married to the late Samuel Tyrone Snowden.  They had three children: Samuel Tyrone Snowden, Jr. (deceased), LaGretta Snowden and Michael Tyrone Snowden.

The family appreciates all kind gestures during this time of bereavement.

Please see below for service information.  Attendees are encouraged to wear face masks at all services.  Please direct any flowers, acknowledgements or resolutions to Charlow Funeral Home.


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Public Viewing
July 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Charlow Funeral Home
1010 E Laura St
Plant City, FL 33563

Celebration of Life
July 28, 2023

11:00 AM
New Bethel A.M.E. Church
2122 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805

Interment following funeral service
July 28, 2023

Garden of Peace Cemetery
102 East Spencer Street
Plant City, FL 33563

Please note
Attendees are encouraged to wear face masks at all services.

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