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William John Sams, III

June 27, 1968 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 51)


William John Sams III was born June 27,1968 to the parents of William Sams Jr and Gloria Sams. William entered into eternal rest Friday, June 5,2020 at the age of 51. William graduated from Raines High School class of 1986. He began his career in the United States Navy following high school. He ended his career as a merchandiser with Saddle Creek Corporation in Villa Rica Georgia. William’s hobbies included shopping, spending quality time with family, cooking, and travelling. He was also an avid sports enthusiast, which was demonstrated by coaching recreational league football during his son, Joshua’s school tenure. William was a member of Crossroads for Life Ministries in Douglasville Georgia. He was mentored in the faith under the leadership of his Pastor Rev. Dr. Edwin E. Ford. He served on the usher board and the Celebrate recovery auxiliary. William was an adamant “do it yourself kind of man” who hated to complete any of his honey to do list projects. William was a genuine caring security blanket for his loved ones and friends.

William married Rosalind Sams on October 17,1998. They are the parents of Janay Aikens, Joshua Sams, Sierra Sams and, grandfather to Zola Aikens. In addition to his wife and children, he leaves behind his parents William Sams Jr and Gloria Sams, Sisters, Renee Sharperson (Carl), Sonja Sams Brother, Andre Sams (Carolyn) Deceased Grandparents, William Sams Sr and Virginia Sams, William & Lottie Henry

Aunts and Uncles, Kate Hendrix

(Thomas), Joseph Henry (Nellie),

Benjamin Henry (Freida), Donald Henry (Lenora, Bennye Laveta Barrett, Godmother Barbara Reed, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. William’s legacy will continue through his children and he will be sorely missed.

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June 11, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
C. L. Page Mortuary, Inc.
3031 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Funeral Service
June 12, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Baptist Church
3731 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Interment following funeral service
June 12, 2020

Restlawn Cemeteries (South)
3301 Moncrief Road
Jacksonville, FL 32208

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