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My Dear Sister Jo Ann Snapp Went To Be With Jesus on November 29, 2013

Jo's pic 92513Jo Ann Snapp, 65, went to be with Jesus on Nov. 29 after suffering a massive heart attack at her home. Six years ago Jo Ann moved back to Arkansas from Ojai, Calif., and made her home in Mountain View.

Jo Ann was the second of nine children born to Margaret E. (Rains) Snapp and Molon B. Snapp, both deceased. Jo Ann, along with sisters Norma Jean and Carolyn Mae, was born in Arkansas. In the fifties, her family moved to Michigan City, Ind., where Connie Sue, Barnet Molon, Don Wayne, Donna Lee, Debra Lynn (deceased) and Tammy Lynn were born. She moved to California in the seventies. She was a beloved Auntie to eleven nieces and nephews, and Great Auntie to twenty-two great nieces and nephews.

Jo Ann had a long career in retail and logistics. In retirement she became an author of fiction publishing 11 books. She was working on a twelfth book at the time of her death. Jo Ann’s love of writing started at the age of nine when she wrote her first long story. She used her gift of writing to teach others about the Lord, whom she loved with all her heart. She dedicated her life to serving Jesus and her adult life to caring for others.

Jo Ann became the first in her family to earn a college degree after dedicating herself to taking one class a semester for nine years while working full-time. She earned an Associates of Science degree in Business from Ventura College in 1993.

As a memorial, please tell Jesus you love Him every morning and at night and if you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, please seek Him out. As Jo Ann’s Momma always said, it sure is peaceful to know where you’re going when you draw your last breath.

Please keep me and my family in your prayers. We miss Jo Ann greatly, but we know we will see her again in Heaven.

I will continue to maintain Jo Ann’s website.

I have lost a precious sister, Heaven has gained a precious jewel.

Donna Snapp

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  1. Marlene Whitehead

     /  December 10, 2013

    Thank you so much, Donna for writing this. It helped me and Im sure others. I received a phone call telling me my friend was gone. It made my heart cry. I often thought of you all, especially Jo Ann she taught me so much of the word. I loved her and always will. My sympathy to you and your siblings. Lean on each other and be there for each other. I have lost all of mine except my twin Lurley and she is in bad health..
    Marlene (Richardson ) Whitehead

    • Marlene, so sorry to hear about your loss of so many family members. Losing my Mom Oct. 29th & then Jo Ann on Nov. 29th is almost more than I can take. It is only by the grace of God that I’m able to make it. Thank you for your prayers. I will keep you and Lurley in my prayers.
      Love, Donna

  2. Chris Ferrell

     /  December 10, 2013

    This is Chris and Autry Ferrell we went to church with you both in Michigan City In. So sorry for your loss, but without a doubt heaven’s gain. You and your family are in our prayers

    • Thank you so much for your prayers. I have good memories of our time together at church in Michigan City.
      Love, Donna

  3. Doras Haggard

     /  December 10, 2013


    • Thank you Doras, for your love & prayers. You are correct Jo Ann was wonderful person and sister. I miss her so much.
      Love, Donna


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