The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Railroad Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Elder Robert Taylor, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Freeman Hill Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia.
Mrs. Belle was the 3rd child born to the late Elder Cluster Wiggins and Tommie Lue Lumpkins Wiggins on November 10, 1920. She was educated in the Sumter County School System, whereas she attended the historic McCoy Hill School. She received her Christian training in the local churches of Sumter and Schley Counties. She was a faithful follower and supporter of the Primitive Baptist Church. In 2001, she joined the membership of Zion Hill Primitive Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan.
At an young age, she married the late Eugene Brown. Later in life, she married the late James Clyde Snipes. She was preceded in death by nine siblings: Alberta Hill, Irvin Wiggins, Moderator Quitman Wiggins, Paul B. Wiggins, Elder B Wiggins, Kate Mae Times, Joseph Wiggins, Snow Pearl Stephens, and Cluster Wiggins.
For many years she was a homemaker and a real estate investor. Having the need for a caretaker, she resided at the Oakridge Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ferndale, Michigan.
She is survived by three siblings, Ethel Mae Moore, and Martha Owens both of Detroit, Michigan, Mary Thomas, Ellaville, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wiggins, Cleopatra Wiggins, both of Detroit, Michigan, Tincy Wiggins Atlanta, Georgia, Birdia Wiggins, South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.