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In Memory of

Sammye Ella Stuart

May 20, 1935 - February 25, 2014

Obituary


Ms. Sammye (Stuart), 78, departed this life to join her Lord and Savior, Tuesday afternoon, February 25, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday March 4, 2014 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. with Reverend Robert Brooks officiating. Interment will take place immediately following the services in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes, 542 Hickory St. Visitation is planned for Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Sammye was born May...

Ms. Sammye (Stuart), 78, departed this life to join her Lord and Savior, Tuesday afternoon, February 25, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday March 4, 2014 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. with Reverend Robert Brooks officiating. Interment will take place immediately following the services in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes, 542 Hickory St. Visitation is planned for Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Sammye was born May 20, 1935 in Madisonville, Texas to the late 'Lemon' R. C. and Coessie Mary Mosely (Thompson). She and her mother moved to Abilene after the tragic death of her father. She attended Carter G. Woodson High School and was a member of the basketball team where she played forward. Sammye worked as a domestic at Abilene State School until 1968. She moved to Duluth MN where she attended the Duluth Business University graduating as Medical Secretary in 1970. She later joined the team of professionals at the Social Security Administration where she was the first black female Claims Representative in Abilene. She loved her job; helping people - which was her God-given talent.

Her father, mother, and oldest son preceded her in death.

She leaves behind three daughters: Jacquelyn (Jackie) Johnson of Abilene, Marilyn (Denise (Charles) Byrd of Warner Robins GA, and Cherilyn (Kim Larry) Wells of Fayetteville NC, and one son: Kenneth (Ike) Johnson of Abilene. Others to cherish her precious memory are a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one niece-Sharon Frederick, cousins in Abilene, Dickinson, and Arizona, and many beloved friends. Three very special friends of whom she thought as "sisters" were: Ms. Ella Mae Carroll, Ms. Margaret Ghant-Suggs, and Ms. Vernell Rogers. Others who were special to her were the "weekly" card players and traveling companions of whom they know.

The family would like to express gratitude to the team of professionals in the hospice unit at the Hendrick Medical Center. Your care in the last hours of our mother's life was phenomenal.