Jacqueline “Jackie” Snyder Ball passed away late Wednesday evening surrounded by her family: son Jason, daughter Michaela Miller, older brother Dennis Snyder, and husband Jim. In addition, she is survived by Charles Miller, husband of Michaela, grandsons Griffin and Solomon Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews, and grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Mavis, and her parents Henry and Lucy Snyder.
Jackie was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 4, 1932, where she grew up as a member of Advent Moravian Church. She graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College (now Appalachian State University), and after a brief period teaching in North Carolina, moved to Oak Ridge in 1957 to teach in the Oak Ridge School system, first as an English teacher and then for years as a librarian at Jefferson Junior High School. After retirement from the Oak Ridge School system in 1994, she taught for several years as an adjunct instructor in the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Library Science. [Read more…]