Lorelei Sample



Lorelei Sample, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on April 10, 2018 in Center. She was born on January 16, 1942 in Center to Willie Sample and Alma Mae Metcalf Sample. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Thursday April 12, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home.
Lorelei grew up in the Dreka Community in Shelbyville, Texas. She loved the Lord and her family and chose to serve both for her entire life. Never having children of her own, Lorelei enjoyed spending time with and caring for her nieces and nephews. She made a living at home selling shoes throughout the area. Lorelei loved good food, her favorite being buttermilk and cornbread. If anyone was in need, she was quick to extend a helping hand, especially when it came to meals. It was no secret that Lorelei’s freezer was open to share with others. In her free time, she very much enjoyed coloring and working through puzzle books. Lorelei was of the Pentecostal faith.
Lorelei is survived by her brothers, Ronnie Sample and wife, Deborah of Jasper, Donald Sample and wife, Deloris of Quitman and Douglas Sample and wife, Myrtle of Pittsburg; numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Alma Sample; brother and sister-in-law, P.O. and Odelle Sample; and sister, Mildred Sample.
The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center. To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit

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