Frederick Wilton Schneider was a lifelong resident of Lacombe, Louisiana. He was born to Margaret Batiste-Schneider and Norman Schneider, Jr on May 26, 1971and passed away on November 6, 2021.
Fred’s birth mother was battling terminal cancer while pregnant with him and was unable to care for him after his birth. His aunt, Veronica Schneider, took him home at just three days old and became his mother at the age of 19. She nurtured and cared for Fred as if she gave birth to him.
He attended Mandeville High School. He married Felicia Ellis and to this union one child, Victoria Lynn, was born. For his entire adult life, Fred held at least two jobs--sometimes three, to support his family. One of his favorite phrases was, “You do what you gotta do.” Fred was employed by St. Tammany Parish School Board for 11 years and was a custodian at Bayou Lacombe Middle School for the last three years. He also worked at Butter Krisp Diner in Covington, LA. It didn’t matter where he worked, he thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie and talking with coworkers and friends. One of his hardest hurdles during his illness was having to give up his jobs.
Fred enjoyed fishing with his family and friends. He was the life of the party at his friends’ card games earning him the name “Card Shark”. Another favorite pastime was dragging his brother Reggie to the casino. A simple but most meaningful pleasure for Fred was getting to watch his grandson grow up.
Fred is survived by his wife, Felicia Ellis-Schneider; his stepdaughter Olivia Ellis; grandson Jeremiah Bell; mother Veronica Schneider; brothers Reginald Schneider, Corey Williams (Corliss), Colby Schneider (Anquinell); and his sisters Rachel Bernard- Atlow (Dwayne), Kristen Schneider-Ray, and Misty Schneider; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Victoria Lynn Schneider; his brother Randall Schneider, Sr; his parents Margaret and Norman Schneider, Jr; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
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