Alice Marie (Snow) Stephens, 86, Orange
Last updated 8/28/2023 at 2:47pm
Our loving mother and amazing granny, Alice Marie (Snow) Stephens, 86, of Orange, Texas, left this Earth for her Heavenly home on August 21, 2023, in Port Arthur, Texas. We have no doubt that she was met at the gate by the love of her life. Born in Danville, Kentucky on October 6, 1936, she was the daughter of Boyd Snow and Maudie (Johnson) Snow. Alice married Andrew J. Stephens on October 16, 1963. Andrew stole her heart, and she would’ve followed him to the ends of the Earth, and she did just that… all the way to Texas! She always spoke fondly of her Kentucky home and was very proud of it. Alice was never a wealthy woman, at least not in the material way, but she felt like a queen when spending time with those she loved. “It’s the people you love that makes you rich” she would say. She made the best of whatever she had- always. Alice would share with those she loved to the point of becoming penniless. In fact, she would go hungry to have given her loved ones anything they wanted. Alice had the God gifted voice of an angel. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and gave her heart to him as a very young girl. Alice made her way along with younger siblings to the Salvation Army that was within walking distance to her home. She was a soldier in the Army of the Lord for over 80 years. Alice loved the old-fashioned gospel hymns and would lift her voice and sing to the Lord with all her might and soul. She was preceded in Heaven by a host of loved ones that included her husband, Andrew; parents, Boyd and Maudie Snow; sisters, Nancy, Bonnie, and Peggy; brothers, Jimmy, and Boyd Jr.; grandson, Marcus; great-grandson, Gabriel; and many cousins, other family, and friends who are filling Heaven at this very moment with a loud voice. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Mike and wife Lisa, Robert, Janet, Tammy, Nellie and husband Matt, Andrew and wife Michele, and Anna; grandchildren whom she loved more than life itself, Mike Snow, Jr., Madison Snow, Alisa Thompson, Tyler Cook, Daniel Posey, Alayce Glende, Elizabeth Weston, Tyler Miller, Andrew Stephens, III, Jonathon Stephens, Abigail Stephens, William Daugherty, Jesse Daugherty, Nick Daugherty, Ben Daugherty, Adena Goode, Miranda Sears, Jeremy Lai, and Jonathan Lai; the sparkle in her eye and her greatest joy, 27 great-grandbabies; sister, Mona Walker; brother, Tommy Snow; and a list of family that could fill a book. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange Texas. Officiating will be Reverend William Shafer. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be Will Daugherty, Daniel Posey, Lil Andy Stephens, III, Tyler Miller, Boog Stephens, Taylor Weston, Jeff Glende, and Justin Toney. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Stephens, II, Michael Snow, and Matt Miller. We will close with this thought to everyone- “If you could give, would you? If you couldn’t, would you give anyway?” Love, Alice.