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  1. Lisa Manion Meade
    December 28, 2015 @ 2:31 pm

    Shawna,

    I’m so sorry to learn of Sam’s passing. Please know that your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Much love.

    Lisa Manion Meade

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  2. Peggy McFann
    December 28, 2015 @ 2:31 pm

    My prayers and thoughts will be with all family members, especially Samantha’s daughters.

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  3. Susan barton
    December 28, 2015 @ 4:17 pm

    Just wanted to say how sorry for your loss. When you get to missing her just look down in the sweet little angel girls eyes. God bless you all.

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  4. Wendy Dunkin
    December 28, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

    Prayers for your family, may God wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time!

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  5. Paula Ritter England
    December 28, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    Keeping you all in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.

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  6. Chuck
    December 28, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul, didn’t know her in person but I fill such a strong sense of Gods love is in her face! I pray nothing but peace and comfort for the family! May God keep his hand upon you!

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  7. Marcella Bean
    December 28, 2015 @ 5:31 pm

    My heart is with you at this time of lost. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

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  8. Deanna
    December 28, 2015 @ 5:42 pm

    Prayers for Jared and the girls sorry for your loss my God help your through this time.

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  9. Tammie Bethel
    December 28, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

    Prayers are with your family. Lean on God.

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  10. Darren Johnson
    December 28, 2015 @ 6:18 pm

    It was my great honor to minister to a family that stood like a giant oak tree shading our “base camp” in the 6a waiting room. Everyone to whom I minister is important when they come into my house, but Samantha, your family was special. I grew to love them deeply in the essence of koinania and through them I grew to know and love you in the week that our lives intersected and were transformed. In the words of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay: “My candle burns at both ends, it will not last the night. But ah my foes and oh my friends it casts a lovely light”. Samantha – and Family – the little candles that each of you brought to my world will never be forgotten and will light my future ministry in unit 6a and far beyond. I will relish the day when we are all together again – but this time in that bright day lit by the source of our love.
    Shalom,
    Chaplain Darren

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    • Shawna Land
      December 29, 2015 @ 9:17 pm

      Mr. Darren, You will never know the peace you brought our family during, what has been, the most difficult week of our lives. In your presence, we felt the presence of God. You comforted us, held us, hugged us, prayed with us, smiled with us, and supported us with a compassion that few are able to convey in times of such great need. I will NEVER EVER forget you and the love of God that you shared with our family. Your job is one of the most difficult on this miserable earth, I am certain. May your reward in Heaven be great. Thank you from ALL of us, including Samantha. Your work is good work, you are fighting the good fight. Sending love, and continuing to pray for you.
      Shawna Land

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  11. Crystal Moore
    December 28, 2015 @ 7:07 pm

    Our prayers are with your family. Samantha was such a wonderful girl. I am blessed to have known her and will never forget all the wonderful times cheering with her. She was such an inspiration. I pray God is with you and help through such a terrible loss.

    The Moore Family

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  12. Gloria Collins
    December 28, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

    Rayetta, I cannot say how sorry Iam to hear of your loss, my heart breaks for you and the family, will be keeping you all in my prayers and may you feel Gods comfort in your time of loss.

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  13. Michelle
    December 28, 2015 @ 8:10 pm

    I can’t believe she is really gone. I’ll miss her deeply, cousins are your first friends and I’m glad to have her as one of them.

    I love you sam!!

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  14. Lynn Braynard
    December 28, 2015 @ 9:33 pm

    My heart aches for you all in the loss you have suffered. I know what you are going through and please know there are a whole lot of us who will hold you all up in our prayers. Samantha was just the sweetest young lady. I remember her big smile and how friendly is always was. Just a beautiful young soul taken to soon. Love & prayers

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  15. Frankie Harrill-Jones
    December 28, 2015 @ 10:24 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family…..especially beautiful daughters Ellie and Lillie. ? Rest peacefully Samantha….

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  16. Kristina Gordon
    December 28, 2015 @ 10:29 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Samantha was such a sweet girl. She always brought a smile to my face when I saw her. No matter what was going on in my life she could always help me see the bright side of each and every situation. She will be missed. My prayers are with your family in this difficult and sad time.

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  17. Jan Mills
    December 28, 2015 @ 11:59 pm

    Samantha went thru high school with my son Adam, was always very kind to him, treated him with respect while many others did not. She was also our dental hygenist for a few years which is where Brad & I got to know her. She always had a smile on face, was knowledgable & professional at her job with Dr. Morrison. Just so very sad, gone way too soon. Prayers for the family for comfort and strength over the next fews days. The Lord’s got another angel to watch over the family & those adorable little girls.

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  18. Nettie and Joe Pherigo
    December 29, 2015 @ 1:24 am

    So sorry to hear of this loss of a beautiful person. Shawna and Jordan, please know our hearts are with you and your family at this time. May the Lord’s grace and strength be with you. Love ya all.

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  19. Mohammed al-amody
    December 29, 2015 @ 3:51 am

    I pray that Samantha finds peace and that the entire family forms stronger bonds through these hard times. We are for God and to God we will return.

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  20. Alice Vandergriff
    December 29, 2015 @ 5:50 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss! May God bless and keep you all.

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  21. Johnny
    December 29, 2015 @ 6:04 am

    Sam, you were a loving soul. A friend to everyone. I watched you grow up, and will always remember that smile. I count myself lucky to be your cousin. You are, and always will be loved. And, to the Beach Family, stay strong. You were always like brothers and sisters more than cousins, and I will always hold you all near and dear to my heart.

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  22. Kathy Bray Cozort-Beaty
    December 29, 2015 @ 9:24 am

    So very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful gal. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My sister, Linda Bray Rhoades sends her love to you Rayetta. And prayers God will carry you through.

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  23. Renee Moore
    December 29, 2015 @ 10:08 am

    So sorry for to hear of Samantha’s passing. The Beach/Land family is such a treasured part of our community. Keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers.

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  24. Susan Johnson
    December 29, 2015 @ 3:58 pm

    Prayers for Rayetta and John
    and Shawna and Jeremiah and families. Samantha was beautiful. May happy memories sustain you during this sad time. Prayers for the children.

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  25. judy deshazo
    December 29, 2015 @ 7:46 pm

    My heart grieves with you because I understand your loss.

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  26. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    December 30, 2015 @ 11:32 am

    Shannon and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Samantha. Each one of you will be in our daily prayers/thoughts. May God comfort, encourage, and support each one of you thru this difficult time. May God bless each one one of you.
    In Christian Love, Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn

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  27. Kevin and LeAnn Davidson
    December 30, 2015 @ 9:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sam was such a sweet person. We will keep you all in our prayers.

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  28. Brad and Renee Burton
    December 31, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

    Rayetta, John, Shawna, Jeremiah, and families,
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of sweet Samantha. We remember her and all of you from our Jct. Hill days. Every year we place on our Christmas tree an ornament from Samantha that has her picture in the middle of a heart. We treasure it and remember her and all of you fondly. We are so very sorry for your loss and hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  29. Alice Vandergriff
    January 1, 2016 @ 6:45 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss – God bless you!

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