Louis Sampson Sr., of North Little Rock, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 87, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 4:50 a.m. at Hospice Homecare of Little Rock, Arkansas, following a lengthy illness.
Louis Sampson Sr., was born to the union of James and Ruby Sampson on October 1, 1927, in Madison Florida. The family later moved to Valdosta, Georgia. The lessons learned from his parents served to enhance his life, naturally and spiritually. He was always a hard worker, who not only supported his family, but served others as well. Seeking greater employment opportunities, he moved to Arkansas, and was joined in holy matrimony with Willie Mae Terry on March 10, 1952, for 62 years. He was a retired dry cleaner supervisor and operator.
A reserved person, he was dedicated to his family, a hard worker with strong work ethics, and always punctual. He loved new gadgetry and all manner of technological innovation; always wanting to be the first to obtain the latest new gadget or invention.
He was a member of New Calvary Temple C.O.G.I.C in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was saved and gave his life to the Lord. He served faithfully under the leadership of Bishop D.L. Lindsey and Pastor Timothy Hopson. He loved serving in ministry and worked faithfully as a leader of the Usher Board; a member of the Finance Committee and Coordinator of the Transportation Department.
He was best known to his family, friends and acquaintances as “Pops”. An avid western fan, Pops loved to watch western shows on television, especially “The Rifleman”. He was compassionate about maintaining his lawn and kept a picturesque, manicured and landscaped lawn, and often could be seen riding his mower. He was landscaping his lawn right up to when he had to go to the hospital.
Louis Sampson was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother and a son, Don Ray Sampson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and faithful wife, Willie Mae Sampson; one son, Louis Sampson Jr. (Helen) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four daughters, Barbara Perry (Jerome) of Washington DC; LauVern A. Sutton (Leroy) of Little Rock, Arkansas; Terry Hughes (Ricky) of Nashville, TN; Patricia Sampson of Little Rock, AR; Twelve grand-children; Thirteen great grand-children; A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and the New Calvary Temple Church Family.