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March 21, 1934 – March 6, 2023

Rachel Nelson Snyder, 87, of Hopewell Virginia, died Monday March 6, 2023. She is preceded in death by her husband, June H. Snyder; parents, Major Howard Nelson and Virginia Margaret Nelson. She retired from Best Products in Cavalier Square after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of the Beta Mu Sorority, loved traveling and shopping with her daughter, spending time with her family, friends especially her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Rachel is survived by her son, Ralph Snyder; daughter, Debbie Snyder Tavenner and husband, Jimmy; grandchildren, Rebekkah Snyder Mills and husband, Nathan, Lyndsey Tavenner Pittman and husband, Jeff, Ashley Tavenner Whitt and husband, Stephen; and great-grandchildren, Titus, Emma Joy, Griffin, Ellie, Abigail, Sydney, Brady and (soon-to-be) Hunter; several nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Appomattox Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial contributions be made to Histiocytosis Association at in her honor. Condolences may be registered at