Shirley Riddle Sampson

shirley sampson
Shirley Riddle Sampson, 71, of Candler, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. A native of Yancey Co., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Vernie Robinson Riddle. Mrs. Sampson worked for eighteen years in the bookstore at A-B Tech. She loved to work in her yard, and she was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Don Sampson; daughter Donna Sampson; son Duane Sampson; grandson Deion Sampson; and sisters Dorothy Sampson and Betty Ward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother .My heart and prayers of comfort are with you all. God Bless her memory and journey into his hands.

  2. Donna and Duane, so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. I know you will miss her very much. Remembering you and your family in prayer at this time.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Shirley was one of the sweetest women I’ve ever known. She always had a beautiful smile and friendly greeting when I saw her. The many get togethers we spent at Gerry’s were priceless! God bless all of you and let me know if I can do anything for you. .

  4. Donna and Duane I can not tell u how sorry I am to hear of your moms passing we had some great times together when we were all younger cheering and football games. She will be missed. God bless u both and your sweet Dad too.

  5. Donna and family, I have no words to ease your grief but, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time. If I can do anything to help, please let me know.
    Our deepest condolences,
    Phil and Joyce Dover Evans

  6. Donna and family, prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything! God bless you all
    Dickie Elingburg

  7. Donna and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your mother was always so kind and sweet to me whenever I was with her. She had the sweetest smile of anyone. I know she will be missed dearly and I hope you will find peace and strength. You are so dear to me and I will do anything at all if you need me in any way.
    Love, Mona and Larry

  8. To the Sampson family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during very difficult time. My heart goes out to you, and I hope you can soon find comfort & strength as time will heal. She will be missed and forever remembered.

  9. I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort is what the Bible says at John 5:28, 29 as well as Revelation 21:4. These verses show us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Duane, I was sorry to hear the news of the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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