Lori Colette Snyder (Heron), 53, of Livingston, Texas, passed away on peacefully in her sleep on March 9, 2016. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM on March 12, 2016 at Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton, Texas. Pastor Mike Miller of Oak Grove Church of Christ will be officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Cozart Funeral Home of Normangee, Texas.

Lori was born on October 25, 1962 in Houston, TX to Gerald Glynn Heron and Melba Joyce Johnson. She graduated from Remington College in 2005 as Valedictorian of her class in Medical Assisting. In her spare time, Lori loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, watching “Survivor” and “Amazing Race”, or just sitting down to play a game of Scrabble. She spent her life showing an outpouring of love to animals, especially cats. Lori had a loving and generous heart which made her a friend to all.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Melba Heron in 1970; her husband, Michael A. Rodgers in 2004; and her sister, Joni Wright in 2004.

Lori leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her father, Gerald Heron of Livingston, Texas; children, Lisa Schmitt and husband Ross Schmitt of Madisonville, Texas, Jeannie Schwarze and husband Jess Merten of Hempstead, Texas; and Michael “Chance” Rodgers of Hempstead, Texas; 8 grandchildren: Austin Collins, April Collins, Jesse Merten Jr., Kayleigh Schwarze, McKinzie Collins, Christopher “Eric” Schwarze, Austin Schmitt, and Jase Schwarze; sisters and brother-in-laws: Angi and Roger Wright, Toni and Mohammed “Andy” Andha, Jeri Brown, and Deidre “DeDe” and Tommy Saunders; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and family.

The family wishes to thank all who cared for Lori during her last illness, especially the Palliative Care Team at St. Joseph Hospital and the staff of Hospice Brazos Valley In Patient Facility.

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  1. Lori was one of the greatest people I know. I am glad I got to share part of her life and hope to see her in heaven. I love her very much.

  2. Momma was my best friend and “my person”. She had the most contagious laugh and is missed so much. She had an incredible sense of humor and a huge heart for her family and her cat Icee. I was so blessed to have her in my life and one day I will see her again. Love you, Momma

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