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Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at the New Bethel Baptist Church for Mrs. Constance R. Snowden Averhart, 69, of Youngstown, who went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Constance was born July 4, 1949, the daughter of Donald and Connie Royal Snowden. A 1967 graduate of The Rayen School, she went on to pursue her nursing career at Choffin School of Practical Nursing, graduating in 1969. She worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital and several nursing homes before continuing her career at Youngstown City Schools where she worked 37 ½ years as a school nurse. She also worked as a former volunteer with the American Red Cross as a CPR instructor, first aid at football games and service to military families. She was past vice president of Somebody’s Watching Block Watch; a member of the NAACP; AARP; and School Employees Retirement System. A member of New Bethel Baptist Church, she was a former Junior Church instructor, Sunday School teacher, Children’s Bible Study teacher and Vacation Bible School worker. She was also a nurse at Butler Art Museum’s Summer Camp and a notary public.
In her spare time, she loved reading about two books a month, writing poetry of which she has copy written material in the Library of Congress, crossword puzzles, watching the Young and the Restless, and spending time with her family.
She leaves to cherish her memory her stepmother, Imogene Snowden; three daughters, Angelique and Twila Averhart, Aquana (Janaro) Mitchell all of Youngstown; four grandchildren, J’Quan, J’Saun, J’Veon and A’Naura Mitchell of Youngstown; three brothers, Donald (Marlene) Snowden of Youngtown, Tyrone (Colette) Snowden of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gilbert (Omega) Parker of Columbus; two sisters, Drucilla Parker of Atlanta, GA and Gwendolyn Snowden of Youngstown; her godchildren, Dante Mason, Corinthia and Shaquanda Crump of Youngstown, and Felecia Kimberly Rosser of Dallas, TX; two special friends who were like sisters, Marquerite Allen of Summerville, SC, and Carolyn Jackson of Youngstown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Connie E. and John W. Parker; father, Donald Snowden; grandparents, Clara Bell Robinson, James Royal, William Arthur and Lucy Cheatham Snowden; and a step son, Derrick w. Lewis.
Visitation hours will be 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.