Helen Beatrice Bacon Snowden, daughter of the late Russell E. and Mary C. Bacon, was born on February 23, 1935 in Washington, DC. On Friday, March 8, 2019, at Holy Cross Hospital, Helen went home to be with the Lord.
Helen graduated from Carver High School in 1953 as a Member of the National Honor Society.
She was a member of Sharp Street United Methodist Church in Sandy Spring, Maryland all of her life. Helen was a member of the United Methodist Women.
Helen sang with the M.E. Singers for more than 30 years. They sang beautifully harmonized songs in churches all over Montgomery County and beyond.
In December 1991, Helen retired from the Federal Government after 30 years of service. Her excellent skills as an Administrative Secretary carried over into her personal life. Some called her a “human computer”. She was in no way interested in embracing technology—ever! She eventually consented to texting once she realized that was the quickest and easiest way to communicate with some people.
Helen had many special relationships in her lifetime. After her husband, Asbury Richard Snowden passed in 2013, she became the primary care giver of her sister-in-law Mary Queen. She had the unconditional support of two incredible ladies, Emma Budd and Barbara Lee, who made sure both Helen and Mary went to church, doctor’s appointments, and countless other places. They were very dear to her heart.
Helen leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter Sandra Reeder (Carl); two granddaughters, Carla Mason (Shaun), D’Awndra Reeder; two great-granddaughters, Jada and Shayla and a goddaughter, Sheena Foreman Seegers. Helen is also survived by two aunts, Pearl Parker and Edythe Pratt; one uncle, William Willis; four stepdaughters; four stepsons, numerous step grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her only sibling, Ella Louise Coates.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations in honor of Helen Snowden to the Thelma Ricks Scholarship Fund at Sharp Street United Methodist Church.