Trisha Ann Sample, 67, Bayard

Trisha Ann Sample, 67, of Bayard, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

Trisha was born February 11, 1945 in Mobile, Alabama to Elmer and Tannie Faye (Herring) Kersey. She completed her Master's Degree and worked for Ingalls Shipbuilders as an electrician. She joined the Army in 1968 and served in the states as well as Italy. She received a medical discharge in 1988.

Trisha moved to Bayard in 1992 with her husband John R. Sample. She made Bayard her home until her death. She lived life fully. She was the matriarch of her family, providing love, support and wisdom to her children and others around her.

Trisha is survived by her devoted husband John R. Sample; siblings: Gloria (Mitch) Osborne, Johnnie Driggers, and Lynwood Hendrix; her children: Lorenzo L. Keeter, Donald Kersey, Robert (Virginia) McColpin, Marlo (Rick) Hubbard, Cristal Kersey and Nicole (Agapito) Anguiano; grandchildren: Laura, Jason, Charley, Emily, Kaitlyn, Colton, Patrick, Kristopher, Heather, Tyler, Savannah, Sergio, Mirka, and Adrian; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one grandchild.

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