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home : obituaries : obituaries June 25, 2022

4/4/2022 6:50:00 PM
Christine G. Sneed
December 24, 1935 - March 31, 2022

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Mrs. Christine G. Sneed, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain.

Mrs. Sneed was born in Greenville County, S.C. on December 24, 1935 a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Gaines and Floride Peden Gaines. She was a retired music teacher for Gaston County Schools. Mrs. Sneed was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville where she formerly served as organist and choir director. She was also a former choir director and organist for First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Billy P. Sneed of the home; a daughter Phyllis Sneed of Charlotte and a son Dr. Benjamin Sneed and wife Christina Salidis of Charlottesville, Va.; two grandchildren, Aiden and Jedidiah Sneed; a sister Amelia Britt of Franklin, Va. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Testa Family Hospice House, Dr. Michael Ribadeneyra and Dr. Charles Upchurch.

Visitation was held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Zack Christy and Dr. Bill Lowe officiating.

Burial will be in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink Street, Cherryville, NC 28021.

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the Sneed family.

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