Sammie L. Williams Jarrell

Sammie L. Williams Jarrell was born on December 17, 1940, in Broaddus, Texas and passed from this life on December 13, 2018, at her home in Merryville, Louisiana surrounded by love.


Sammie (or Bo as she was lovingly called) touched lives everywhere she went. People who knew her, loved her laugh, giving spirit and heartfelt kindness. She never turned away someone in need. Sammie worked for many years at the Merryville Hospital and Nursing Center where she served in many different positions, everything from an EMT to head of Central Supply to the most rewarding job of taking care of people, families and patients alike. She continued in this line of caring for people following her departure from the Nursing Center with working for Larry and Carolyn Karr at Sabine Drugs and many, many hours of private duty sitting. She simply loved to do for others, she believed the more she gave the more it enriched her life.


She also enjoyed many different creative ventures. She was a published poet, loved to draw, paint and color, crochet, embroidery, quilt, and as most know sew. She could take the most common piece of cloth and turn it into a breathtaking masterpiece. Sammie also loved to take road trips. She traveled many miles with her cousin Vergie and then later in life with her daughter Glenda and friend Cheryl. Natchitoches was one of her most favorite places to visit and they made the trip as often as possible.


Ms. Sammie is survived by her daughter, Glenda Young Averitt and Ronald of Merryville, LA; son Harold Glyn Young, Jr and Linda; brothers, Roger Dale Williams and Linda of Huntington, Tx and Roy Earl Williams of Redland, TX; sister, Wanda Marshall of Zavalla, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and “adopted” children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Len Cornell and Vaie Williams; one brother, Douglas Williams; one sister Linda Vaie Williams and the father of her children, Harold Glyn Young, Sr.


A very special thanks to the staff of Amedisys Hospice of Lake Charles. To Ms. Callie and Ms. Julie and all who helped take care of our Mother over the past year and a half, our hearts are overflowing with the love and kindness and beyond excellent care you have provided. To the friends who have passed through our lives and made them what they are today, thank you for taking the time to love Momma as we did.


Visitation and funeral will be held at Bethel Grove United Pentecostal Church in Merryville, LA. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 3:00 PM. Brothers Fred Hartzell, Roy Hoosier and Rod Boyer will be officiating. Burial will follow at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, LA.

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