Martha Woolery Sneed

June 14, 2022

Martha Woolery Sneed died Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Pensacola, Florida. She was born to James Myron Woolery and Grace Godfrey Woolery in Louisville, Kentucky in 1932. Martha grew up and spent much of her adult life in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a youth she enjoyed spending summers at Camp Pinnacle near Hendersonville NC, playing violin, and visiting her maternal relatives in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her high school diploma from St. Mary’s School in 1949 and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Duke University in 1953. After raising her children she returned to the workforce at Cameron-Brown, and later at Occidental Life Insurance.

Martha was predeceased by her parents, her brother James G. Woolery, and her former husband Henry M. Sneed. She is survived by her children Michael Sneed and wife Marizol Martinez of Raleigh NC, and Martha Anne Kelson and husband Russell Kelson of Walnut Hill FL, as well as by grandchildren Annabelle Sneed and Adrian Sneed of Raleigh NC, step grandchildren Jeannette Kelson and Charlie Kelson of Pensacola, and step great grandchildren Cheyenne Kelson and Maggie Kelson of Pensacola.

There will be a memorial service held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:00PM in St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, located at 600 S Main Street, Atmore AL.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Wake County Animal Adoption Center, 820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh NC 27610.


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