Shirley Joanne Snow, daughter of the late Earl and Vivian Martin, was born on August 2, 1949 in Brewton, Alabama. As the daughter of a Naval Serviceman, she called many places home throughout her childhood, but she always called Brewton and the deep south “down home.” She made her way to Arkansas where finished school and graduated from Southside High School in 1967.
In 1969, Shirley met the love of her life, Billy Ray Snow, and they were married on September 18, 1970. They had 2 daughters, Cheryl Croslin (Anthony) of Cave City and Christie Wyatt (Jeff) of Rosie. She was a proud Nana to 5, and they were the light of her life: Garrett Smith, Shyanne Price, Riley Smith Eshbach (Drew), Andrew Price, and Jake Wyatt. In 2021, she gained another granddaughter, Kristen Cooper (Cody), and 3 beautiful great grandchildren, Mila, Rowan, and Weston Cooper. We know she would have been crazy about them all and loved them just like her own.
Shirley was a member of the Cave City First Assembly of God where she served as Sunday School Secretary for many years, and will always be remembered fondly for her sweet, loving, and welcoming spirit. She had a heart full of love for Jesus.
Shirley passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on August 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was welcomed into Heaven by many who had gone before her, including her parents, her mother- and father-in-law, and many aunts, uncles, friends and family who she loved dearly.
Shirley’s life was truly an example of God’s love, a selfless, giving, and caring servant. Although she was a gentle, soft spoken lady, she was a mighty woman of God and a faithful prayer warrior. She was called “Momma Shirley” by many and left lasting impressions on everyone she came into contact with. She touched the lives of so many and will forever be cherished in the heart of all those who love her.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 2, 2:00 P.M. at the Cave City First Assembly of God with Bobby Sanders, Allen Brown and Ron Helm officiating with a special tribute by Anthony Croslin. Burial will follow in the Maxville Cemetery at Cave City.
Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Visitation is Thursday, September 1, 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the funeral home chapel.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Wyatt, Anthony Croslin, Andrew Price, Garrett Smith, Jake Wyatt and Travis Snow.
Honorary Pallbearers are George Chapman, Drew Eschbach, Scott Davidson and Leon Snow.