Celebrating the Life of Betty Jean Sneed


Sunrise: May 7, 1923 ~ Sunset: May 27, 2020


Betty Jean Johnson Sneed was born May 7th, 1923 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Forrest Johnson and Catherine Evans. She was the eldest of six and a great help to her mother. She bought a washing machine for her mother with earnings from her first job! Betty loved dancing. Even in her 90's she would say, "Put the music on and let's dance!"


Betty graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1941. At 18, she met her love, David Sneed, at the Dixie Hotel, her mother’s business in Tusla, OK. Meeting him was the best thing to happen to her in that hotel. On September 28, 1942 they married. Betty dedicated her life to the Lord at eight. She worked at Grace United Methodist Church, as church secretary and Parish worker. She taught Sunday School, and helped the Ogundas, a youth African Drum Ensemble.


Betty was preceded in death by her husband, David Sneed; parents, Forrest Johnson and Catherine Evans; brothers, Sonny Keats and Elmo Rice Jr.; sister, Rose Keats; children, Curtis Roland Sneed and Tina Sneed. Betty leaves to cherish her memory four children Betty Jean Abiodun (Vancouver, WA), Deanna (Theodore) Long-Hall, Stephen (Vida) David Sneed (Seattle, WA) and Susan Annette Love (Vancouver WA); thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Willis (Tulsa, OK); brother, Larry Rice (Tulsa, OK);

cousin Willie Mae Hughes (Wichita, KS); and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A private service will be held June 13, 2020. Guestbook available MBDaniel.com