Annie Laura Sneed, 85, of Austin, passed into the Heavenly Realm of our Lord Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Annie was born the second of eight children and the first daughter to Vernon Sneed, Sr. and Corine Campbell Sneed Maxwell on September 7, 1937 in Lorena, Texas. She grew up and attended school in Lorena, Texas, then moved to Austin where she raised her family.
Annie was employed as a cook at Commodore Perry Hotel in the early sixties, as well as the Driskill and Sheraton Crest Hotels, before retiring in May of '99 from the Austin Independent School District at Pearce Middle School. In her retirement, she found joy taking care of Kaylah, Adanna and Jade. She was famous for her peach cobblers, cakes, biscuits and beans.
Annie accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Brother Bill Jones at the Church of The New Testament and was baptized under the Montopolis bridge in the Colorado River and was a faithful member until her health failed her.
Annie was preceded in death by both her parents; her son, Wayne Edward Sneed, Sr; her brothers, Warren, Thurman "John" Charles, Vernon, Jr., and Emanuel "Dee" Sneed; and her great-granddaughter, Raiana Loving.
Annie leaves to cherish her memories to her daughters, Anita and husband Sam Pamplin of Austin and Annette Shackelford of Dallas; her sisters, Viola and husband Morris Searcy of Austin, Charlene and husband Leroy Simon of Seguin, and Virginia Guyton of Dallas; one brother, Bobby Lewis Sneed, Sr. of Hutto; her daughter-in-law, Francis Sneed; her grandsons, Wayne Sneed, Jr. and wife Cherish of Manor and LaMont Pamplin of Austin; her granddaughters, LaTorya and husband Searcy Jacobs of Austin and Virginia Loving of Elgin; her great-granddaughters, Kaylah Jacobs of Austin, Robin, Raven, Robbie and Ravon Loving all of Elgin; three great-grandsons, Wayne “Third" Sneed, Derean Dickerson and LaWayne "Les" Sneed all of Manor; her sister-in-laws, Jessie Sneed of Austin, Cheryl Sneed of Dallas, and Susie Sneed of Waco; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Mrs. Sneed will lie in state at Elgin Funeral Home, Friday, July 7th from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. A Celebration of Annie's Life will be conducted at Greater Swenson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 AM with the Reverend Tyree King and Donnie Dewberry presiding. Interment will follow at the Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.