Becoming a mother at a young age, Adia Snorton worked hard and prayed harder to become a person who would leave behind a legacy for her four children. Her determination led her to get an associate degree from Hopkinsville Community College as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education and interdisciplinary early childhood education from Murray State University. Today, Snorton is lead teacher at Christian County Head Start and owner/CEO of Legacy Brand, a clothing line she started in 2014.
Tell me about your children.
I have two daughters. Demetria Snorton, 20, is currently a sophomore at Tennessee State University, majoring in architectural engineering. She is a member of the non-Greek organization Women of Infinite Potential. My youngest daughter is Kori Trice, 17. She is a senior at Hopkinsville High School, and she plans to join the military after graduation. I also have two sons, Cordarien Trice, 15, who is a sophomore at Christian County High School, and my youngest son, Devares Trice, is an eighth-grader at Christian County Middle.
How do you stay close with Demetria away at college?
I try my best to keep a close relationship with Demetria. I always show up for campus events just to show my support, and I text her every other day just to say hey and to see how she’s doing. It has been hard trying to let her become an adult, but I trust in the Lord that I have instilled good values and morals in her, and I trust and pray she will make wise decisions.
Do you attend a local church?
Yes, I am an active member of Princeton Street Baptist Church in Crofton. My pastor is Rev. Roland Butler III.
How long have you worked at Head Start?
I have been employed there for eight years. I love working with the children and their families and being their first experience in a classroom. My team and I try our best to set a solid educational foundation for them to grow on.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time — whatever that is! If you happen to find it, I am looking for it! I like to shop, read, relax, sketch new ideas and things of that nature. I love spending time with my family and being able to explore new adventures with them. We recently vacationed to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas. My joy comes from being able to teach and show them how to be better and live better than I have.
Are you married?
No, however, I am recently engaged to Mr. Recus Johnson. He calms my spirit, and anyone who knows me knows how important that is to me with the struggles I’ve had dealing with domestic violence. I’m planning a wedding for Aug. 6.
What is your favorite thing to do on a snow day?
I love being cuddled up in the living room by the fireplace in our pajamas, listening to everyone tell stories about each other. My children love to play in the snow. I am cold-natured, so I can only be outside with them for a short period of time.
What is Legacy Brand?
Legacy Brand was launched in late 2014 from a vision the Lord gave me to help inspire and empower women. I had a Young Women’s conference in November 2014, which is where my first shirt, “Crown Me I’m A Queen,” came from. I started praying for the Lord to show me other ways I could reach girls and women. Then, in 2015, the Lord started giving me other slogans to use on shirts. He has not only given me shirt ideas but other products as well.
As a woman and a mother, I have faced many struggles, but I didn’t allow them to stop me. They may have slowed me down, but that’s what fuels me now to go even harder trying to reach as many women as possible, near and far, to help give them the tools to grow and become an overcomer. My purpose in life is to be a visionary and implement ways for women to embrace each other, learn their own purpose and to reach their greatest potential. If it be from a speaking engagement, workshops, Legacy products or whatever platform is opened up as an opportunity to inspire, I will.
God gave each one of us a purpose, and once we learn that purpose, it is our job to walk boldly in it. I have some new products coming this year and some other new ventures that I am working on from Legacy. I am excited to see where 2016 will take the company; expansion and growth are on the horizons.
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