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 Samathia Tiani “Sam” <I>Franklin</I> Branch

Samathia Tiani “Sam” Franklin Branch

District Of Columbia, USA
Death 1 Nov 1995 (aged 35)
Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Burial Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 53902174 · View Source
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Samathia received her elementary education in the District of Columbia Public Schools. After moving to Prince George's County, Maryland, she attended Surrattsville Junior High School and Central Senior High School. She received a B. S. Degree in Social Work from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1984.

She joined and was baptized at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, D. C. at the age of eleven and was baptized by the late Rev. Rossie L. Patterson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Mother, Carolyn Mae Byrd Franklin King and Father, Emory Louis Franklin, Sr., Step-father, Lenzy Joseph King, Jr.; one brother, Grandmother, Pearl Mae Murphy Byrd, aunts, uncles: Calvin NMN Byrd, Jr. and Jerry Juan Byrd, cousins, Godmother and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., on November 6, 1995, Rev. Charles W. Green, Interim Pastor, officiating. Arrangements by Stewart Funeral Home, Washington, D.C.

I Do Not Go Alone

If Death should beckon me with outstretched hand
and whisper softly of "An Unknown Land";
I shall not be afraid to go.
For though the path I do not know,
I take Death's Hand without a fear,
for He who safely brought me here
will also take me safely back.
And though in many things I lack,
He will not let me go alone
into the "Valley That's Unknown"...
So I reach out and take Death's Hand
and journey to the "Promise Land".

--- Helen Steiner Rice

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  • Added: 20 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53902174
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samathia Tiani “Sam” Franklin Branch (31 Jan 1960–1 Nov 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53902174, citing Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Byrd (contributor 47129785) .