Samantha Viola Anderson

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Samantha Viola Anderson

July 1, 1976 ~ March 30, 2015 (age 38)


GREENSBORO – Samantha Viola “Sammy Joe” Anderson, 38, of Greensboro, N.C., and formerly of Sumter, S.C.,  passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation Nursing Home in Greensboro, N.C.  She was born to the late Ezell and Sarah Tiller Anderson, Jr. on July 1, 1976.

Samantha graduated from Mayewood High School in 1994 and received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1999.

Samantha was an employee at Epworth Children’s home in Columbia, South Carolina for several years and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and adults. 

Samantha was an active member of Pine Hill A.M.E. Church to include President of the Y.P.D., Youth Choir director, Women’s Missionary Society and an active role within the Northeast Division as the Y.P.D. President. Samantha was an avid supporter with missionary initiatives and outreach projects and programs at Pine Hill; she committed her life to serving the Lord in all avenues.    

In addition to her active role at Pine Hill she continued to foster her spiritual growth once she relocated to Greensboro, N.C. at Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church, High Point, N.C.  She was a devoted participant in the Single’s Sunday school and maintained her growth with her Savior. 

Samantha is survived by five brothers: Anthony Anderson of Greensboro, N.C.;  Stanley (Elaine) Anderson of Sumter, S.C.;   Alford (LeAnn) Anderson of Greensboro, N.C.;  Bruce (Carlett) Anderson of High Point, N.C.; and Maurice Anderson of West Virginia.   Surviving in addition to her brothers are her three sisters:  Anita (Jerome) Ray of St. Mary’s County of MD;   Arlene (Garret) McCloud of Sumter, S.C.; Amanda (Devon) Douglas of Rock Hill, S.C.   Samantha also has a host of nieces, nephews and cousins that mourn her passing.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015, at Pine Hill A.M.E. Church by the Reverend T.J. Slater Jr.  Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Cemetery.


Interment following funeral service

Friday, April 3, 2015
12:00 AM
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery Directions
802 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service

Friday, April 3, 2015
11:00 AM
Pinehill AME Church Directions
1505 Highway 521 S.
Sumter, SC 29153

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  • March 31, 2015
    Arnetta Scott says:
    To my brother Anthony, "Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal". My prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your sister Samantha.