George Marion Snellings, IV, age 56, departed this life on June 16, 2022. George was passionate about his family, his faith, his career, and his life. First and foremost, George was a loving husband to Janelle and “Daddy” to his three children, Sallie Jayne, Georgia, and Quinn. As he followed God’s direction to be the leader of his family, he instilled in his children to always put God first and to be respectful, honest, and courteous. George loved their life on the bayou, enjoying countless hours teaching his children to be exceptional water skiers as he himself was. He seldom missed an event his children participated in, often joining them on school field trips. He planned many adventurous and memorable vacations for his family each year, cherishing every moment spent with them.
A legal counselor by profession, George counseled everyone he met. He would seek to learn something from every person he encountered, and they felt seen and connected to him. George enjoyed joking with friends just enough for them to know he loved them, careful not to hurt their feelings, yet always wise enough to know the difference. He could find humor in most situations and had a way of projecting strength even in the toughest of circumstances. He had an uncompromisingly strong character, morality, and general sense of doing what was right. Many called on him for advice; he was a guidepost on what to do in uncertain situations, often a voice of reason. We were all his beneficiaries because his enthusiasm and exuberance were contagious. George always strove to do his very best, to live life to the fullest, and to appreciate the richness of human experience. As we mourn his untimely death, we also celebrate the exceptional life he lived.
George is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Janelle, daughters, Sallie Jayne and Georgia Dianne, son, George Marion Snellings, V (Quinn); parents, Dianne and Dr. Mike Cage; brother, Wilcox Snellings (Viria); sister, Satchie Snellings Godfrey; step-siblings, Mike Cage, Jr. (Leigh), Laura Wied (Jesse), Sara Deshotel, Liz LaRose (Walter); mother-in-law, Jayne Smith-Green; father-in-law, Dale K. Burford (Kathy); brother-in-law, Chad Burford (Morgan); nieces and nephews, Maria Del Mar Bolanos (Curtis), John Snellings (Keyla), Blayne Burford, Peyton Burford, Katherine Godfrey, Parker Burford; aunts and uncles, Nancy Inabnett (Carrick), Frank Snellings (Mary), Wendy Gray (Rel), Rebo Bradford (Damon); Tom King (Jewel); many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, and his beloved canine companion, Cole. His work family: law partners, David Nelson, Tommy Zentner, Will Sartor, and legal assistant, Karen Marsala. George was predeceased by his father, George Marion Snellings, III; grandparents, George Marion Snellings, Jr. and Marie Louise Snellings; Tom and Ella Mae King; father-in-law, Bobby L. Green.
George practiced law with the offices of Nelson, Zentner, Sartor & Snellings, LLC since its inception in 2001. He was an AV rated attorney, the highest rating for professional excellence and ethical standards. He was a member of the established defense firm, Theus, Grisham, Davis & Leigh (1993–2001). He practiced accounting in Houston, Texas with Ernst & Young (1989 – 1991). He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson (1993). He is a member of the Fourth Judicial District, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations and the Mississippi Bar Association.
George served on the Board of Directors of Origin Bank as the Audit Committee Chairman, Past President of Bayou DeSiard Country Club, Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and Charis Retreat Leadership for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi and Kappa Sigma Fraternity (The Litter). He enjoyed the ACTs Retreat and founded numerous men’s Christian retreats, leading many to Christ. He attended weekly Bible study groups and hosted many at his law office.
Honoring George as pallbearers are Harris Brown, Clint Bryant, Taylor Cagle, Stewart Gentry, Hill Polhman, Wes Shafto, Ned White, and Trey Woods. Honorary pallbearers include his law partners and their staff.
Services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Monroe. Reverend R. B. Moore will officiate the services. Visitation will be held from 10:30 A.M. until service time at the church. The committal will take place in Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum with burial in the cemetery. Memorials in honor of George may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Maryhill Spiritual Center, and Seeker Springs Ministry. Services are under the direction and care of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe.
Precious George…your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and will be missed beyond measure. Rest in Peace. Proverbs 3:5-6
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