Ellett Graham Snead of Fork Union, Virginia
left this earth for his new home in heaven on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. As most of you know
Ellett was confined to a wheelchair since age 24
and when he slipped from this w
orld to his heavenly residence we
know that he was running with pure delight and joy
all over the streets of heaven
. Ellett was born Augus
t 12, 1956
to the late Ellett McGeorge (Mac) Snead, Jr.
and Mildred Jacqueline Davidson Snead. He is survived by his adoring wife
of 33 years
Rosetta K. Snead
his beloved sister
Anderson and her husband, Steve;
and best friend,
great nieces and nephews
, cousins and many other family members too numerous to name
Ellett was a phenomenal musician. If it had strings he could play it, but his first love was the banjo. Later he taught himself to play the piano and led praise and worship at the church he loved, Open Door Church. Ellett was administrator of Open Door Chri
stian School for many
years as well as a teacher. He loved math and
enjoyed challenging his high school students with his unique perspectives. Ellett loved Jesus Christ with all his heart and after retirement spent many hours reading his Bible and in prayer.
One of his last journal entries reads as follows, “Still praying and studying the Word
, endeavoring to hear and grow and fulfill all of God’s will for us.”
know Ellett has a great reward in heaven.
Despite his disability, Ellett loved life. He always had a positive attitude and was such an inspiration to all he met.
Everyone that met him in the hospital remarked that he was a favorite patient and how sweet he was.
He loved to hunt and fish with his daddy whom he was so close to.
He loved playing Mario Kart and spending time with his buddies
Cameron and Tim. I know I speak for all of us, Ellett, we can’t wait to see you dancing when we are all united together for eternity. We love you and miss you so much.
There will be a short, private graveside service
on Tuesday, November 2
followed by a memorial service at a later time
which we invite everyone to attend at Open Door Church
in Troy, Virginia
(date to be announced).
In lieu of flowers
donations may be sent to the church Ellett loved, Open Door Church,
P.O. Box 970, Troy, VA 22974
Finally, thanks to everyone for your endless prayers, support, love and concern during such a difficult time
We love and appreciate each one of you so much
and if Ellett had a message for you today it would be to m
ake sure you do not leave this E
arth without being born again and knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home in Kents Store, Virginia.