Mrs. Snotherly was born May 20, 1944 in Raleigh NC to James C. Munns, Sr. and Shirley Elizabeth Chapin Munns.
She was married to James G. “Jim” Snotherly for over fifty years and survived by her son, Garland Snotherly. Shirley was one of eight children. Her siblings are James C. Munns, Jr., of Pine Knolls Shore, NC, Jean Munns Dillard, of GA., Patty A. Munns, of Raleigh, Richard N. Munns, of Raleigh, Marshall W. Munns, of Raleigh and Lynda Munns Sheffield, of Raleigh. Her parents, maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents and brother Robert L. Munns, preceded her in death. Shirley had many friends, two of her dearest friends are Kathy Martin, of Raleigh and Ann Brosnahan, of Fuquay Varina. Shirley loved animals, particularly the three dogs that she had at different times during her married life.
Shirley was an “OAKWOOD GIRL.” She loved and grew up in Historic Oakwwod with her family and many friends. She went to Murphy elementary where she was very proud to have been chosen to be a school crossing guard. She remembered, so well, her trip to Washington, DC as a crossing guard. After finishing elementary school, she attended Hugh Morson Jr. High School. She graduated from Broughton High School where she excelled in Secretarial Science.
After high school, Shirley was employed by Southern Bell T&T as a supervisor. She worked there until her son was born in 1965. After her son was born, she worked for Wachovia Bank & Trust CO. as an administrative assistant to a Sr. Vice President. She retired as a supervisor with the NC Department of Health and Human Resources. After retirement she worked as a real estate broker for over thirty years with her husband Jim Snotherly at Snotherly & CO., REALTORS until her death. She was a graduate of the REALTOR Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. Shirley was very involved with her church, Tabernacle Baptist. She taught Sunday school in both the children’s department and the adult department. She was chairperson of the Woman’s Missionary Union Committee. She was in the nursery for many years and worked in other areas of the church.
Shirley loved North Carolina, particularly Raleigh and Historic Oakwood. She was very proud to have worked as docent at the Governor’s Mansion during the Jim Hunt administration. One of Shirley’s favorite pass times was watching golf on TV, she loved the serenity it projected.
Her family will receive friends at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh NC 27605 from 7:30-9:00pm Monday September 8, 2014. Funeral service will be on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers her family requests that donations be made to: The building fund at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Raleigh NC; Wake County Chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) or The National Arthritis Association.
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