Maggie Elizabeth Schneider passed away peacefully at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock on Dec. 21, 2023, following an extended illness. She was 38 years old.
She was born in 1985 to Jenny Delora Anderson (formerly Schneider), second to her identical twin, Lillie. Both girls were born 9 weeks prematurely weighing 5 pounds together. Her early years established Maggie as a fighter who defied the odds again and again to survive a series of medical challenges.
Maggie’s early years were spent in Nashville, Ark., before moving to Texas, where she graduated from Stratford High School in 2004. Most recently, she lived with her parents in Arkadelphia and Little Rock, Ark.
Known for her creativity, Maggie loved to spend her time painting, crafting, and cooking. She was an avid devotee of the Pioneer Woman. She also loved video games and found community with gamers from all over the world. She especially loved birds and birdsong.
Maggie left a mark on her many caregivers and others in the community. While a dialysis patient at Davita Kidney Care, she was known for her smiles and encouragement. She was the youngest of the patients. UAMS medical staff knew her by name and enjoyed hearing her sing tunes from her ICU hospital room. They often joined in karaoke sessions late into the night.
Maggie is survived by her parents, Jenny and Fred Dan Anderson of Arkadelphia and Little Rock, Ark.; her sister, Lillie Smith; her aunts and uncles, Susan Manning of Magnolia, Texas (Richard, deceased), Patricia Stinson of Nashville, (Gene), John Young who travels internationally; Amy Evrard of Falling Waters, W.V. (Chris); Barbara Anderson (Andy, deceased) of Nashville, Ark.; and Sharon Foster (David) of Conroe, Texas; as well as numerous great-aunts, cousins, great-cousins and dear friends. She looked forward to Heaven so she could be with Jesus as she joined her grandparents, the late Harold and Myra Harwell Young and the late Leon and Arletta Anderson all of Nashville, Arkansas.
A memorial service will be held at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church of Little Rock, Ark., on Jan. 12, 2024. Donations can be made to the PHUMC Good Samaritan Fund. Maggie also encouraged others to sign up as organ donors. Please consider it.