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Obituary for Elaine Marie Miles (Snyder)

Elaine Marie Snyder was born December 26, 1953 to the union of the late Joseph Snyder, Sr. and Ella-Mae (Buggage) Snyder. She was a sister to Demetria Snyder, Michelle Snyder, Stephanie (Snyder) Davis and the late Joseph Snyder Jr.

Elaine was educated in the St. John the Baptist Parish school system, graduating in the Class of 1971. She later attended Delgado Community College to obtain her Associates degree in Business Administration. Elaine was employed at Bayou Steel in LaPlace, Louisiana, where she was one of the first black women to operate cranes and locomotives for over 18 years.

Elaine married the love of her life Frank Miles, Jr in the summer of 1987; she later had their sons, Jason Miles and Jarrett Miles. Elaine was baptized by the late Rev. Alfred Johnson at The New Pilgrim Baptist Church in Reserve, Louisiana. She later found a new church home at First Community Antioch where she served the Lord and participated in numerous church and community events. Elaine was a Godly woman who dedicated her life to the Lord and her family.

Elaine leaves behind countless cherished memories with her children, family and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Joseph Snyder and Ella-Mae (Buggage) Snyder, her husband and best friend Frank Miles Jr. and her beloved brother Joseph Snyder Jr. May they Rest In Peace.

Family, friends, and neighboring churches are invited to attend the viewing of Elaine Snyder Miles on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Treasures of Life Funeral Services 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052 at 11:00am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will follow at Zion Travelers Cemetery Reserve, LA. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052. To share condolences and thoughts, and to sign guest book, please visit:

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