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Heartfelt gratitude from the family of Sammie Gross: There are not enough words to express our sincere gratitude for all who played a very special role in caring, visiting, talking to, or praying for our mother, Sammie Louise Gross. We know many of you contributed to the success and quality of care that allow us to enjoy mom for the time God gave us. To our amazing family who were willing and ready at a moment ’ s notice to fill in whatever capacity for mom ’ s sake. We know you love mom as much as we do. We couldn ’ t have done this journey without your constant support! To the gracious staff at City View Nursing Facility who provided compassionate care to our mother over the past 10 years. We consider some of you like family and are eternally grateful for all you ’ ve done. To the host of close friends, church family and kind acquaintances, etc. who may have spoken an encouraging word or whispered a sweet prayer or shared a gentle smile on behalf of our mother, we have noticed and are touched by your many acts of kindness. Thank you! Love, Alfreda, Cleo, and Bernadette

Flowers for Mom With Love… Mom left me with the love and legacy of two sisters to share in this difficult time. I may not have expressed it as often as I should have, but you were very special to me throughout my life. I didn ’ t understand it then, but I now realize that no parent has the perfect solution all the time and you were the best mom to us! ~Alfreda Mom … My life will be forever changed. You were my best friend and someone that I could tell all my fears and pains. You helped me navigate through life and gave me the most important thing in this world … Christ. I am forever grateful to you teaching me to stand and be bold when sharing the gospel. Thank you for giving me Christ, which freely allowed me to be the person that I am today … justified and forgiven! ~Cleo Momma, I knew one day we would have to tread this difficult journey that would momentarily separate us in this life called death. But I didn ’ t want it to be this soon. There is so much love I still have to give to you, but I will have to hold it until we meet again. There is so much advice that I still want to get from you, but I will have to settle for your echoes of wisdom in my heart. It is not the same as having you but it will have to do! I love you to infinity and beyond! ~ Bernadette Grandma’s Quilt… Grandma ’ s love was like a beautiful quilt. Her grandchildren were uniquely different, yet she applied the same measure of guidance which stitched together a strong bond of comfort and assurance. Grandma was an amazing woman. She was very loving and extremely funny. She wanted the best for me and understood me and I will truly miss her and save all her messages. ~Alycia

Grandma was my favorite person in the world. ~Montral

My Nana was unique and unapologetically bold. She always made her presence known and was well loved for it. She always supported me. ~Tristan

My Grandma gave me so much love. She was gentle yet firm. She convinced me that every spanking was for my own good and she was right. She was one of life ’ s greatest blessings to me . ~Kelly

Sammie Lou was and will forever be amazing. She was resilient in her faith and stood on it. I am captivated by her love for us and God. ~Brandy

Grandma always gave you the right answer about your questions on life, even if it was difficult to hear. ~Brent Just Like A Mom

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You are just like a Mom to me. Always there to lend a helping hand. Never judged, always was fair. You tried your best to understand.

Dallas, TX (214)-941-7332 Ft. Worth, TX (817)-478-9555 Tallulah, LA (318)-574-6100

There whenever I needed you, expecting nothing in return. You listened and comforted me when I expressed concern. You were such a special person

That I'm really grateful to had known. And this poem is my way of telling you so For someone who cared with an heart so warm and true I wanted to show you appreciation for the wonderful things you've done And so these words are sent to show how much I care

Each and every day, all throughout the year For all the lovely things that you said and did. These simple words - THANK YOU Love,, Your Loving Family “Where Service Begins and Never Ends”

Celebration Service Saturday, December 9, 2023 | 10:00 AM Everman Church of Christ 1020 Townley Dr. | Fort Worth, TX 76140 Dan Boggs, Minister Minister Alonzo Winston, Eulogist

Sammie Louise Gross Mom, known to others as Sammie Louise, was the third child born to the late Sammy Gross and Eula Mae Walker on July 10, 1943, in Oakland, Texas. Sammie grew up from early childhood until her young adulthood in Galveston, Texas, where she was a proud member of a household of 12 children. Sammie was born to a family filled with an abundance of love, faith, hope and a lot of hard work. During her early years she attended public school from primary through high school in Galveston, TX. She was introduced to Christ at an early age and attended Avenue K Church of Christ in Galveston, Texas, where she was baptized around the age of 13. Throughout her life Sammie continued to grow and attend the West Vickery Church of Christ, Lake Como Church of Christ, Mitchell Blvd Church of Christ, Metropolitan Church of Christ, and Everman Church of Christ, until her final breath. Sammie worked in various ministries which included visiting the sick and shut-ins, preparing meals, the benevolence committee to name a few. Her personal interests and hobbies were many which included interior design, floral designs, wedding coordinator, super grandma, etc. Though life was filled with peaks and valley moments, Sammie remained hopeful and positive. She was blessed with three precocious daughters whom she loved dearly, and they honored and respected her until God called her home. As a young woman, she immediately began her journey in the workforce where she would go on to work for various hospitals ministering/comforting many who were sick and shut in, until she retired in 2008. Over the span of mom’s working career, she worked in health care for Saint Joseph Hospital, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth State School, the Psychiatric Institute of Fort Worth to name a few. She had the gift of connecting to so many people and providing assurance and comfort to them in their times of need. Once her mind was made up about something there was no stopping her, until the job was complete. It was also evident throughout her life. Besides being reliable and loyal, she was known by her family as Grandma, Nana, Tator Cakes, “Lou”, Auntie, Little Weese, depending on who you ask. To summarize Sammie’s brief journey in this life…”May the work I’ve done speak for me!” Sammie leaves many to celebrate her life and cherish her memory: Children: Alfreda Gross of Benbrook, TX; Cleo Hicks/Wayne Hicks of Saginaw, TX; and Bernadette Briggs/Frank Briggs of Mansfield, TX. Grandchildren: Brandy Alexander/Chris Alexander of Fort Worth, TX; Kelly Bolf of Burleson, TX; Montral Gross of Fort Worth, TX; Brent Gross of Fort Worth, TX; Alycia Johnson of Bryan, TX; Tristan Harry/Kevin Harry of Euless, TX. Honorary Grandchildren: Joseph Bolf of Fort Worth, TX; Chris Johnson of Houston, TX Great Grandchildren: Courtney Bolf of Burleson, TX; Vivian Gross*; Samej Winn of Fort Worth; Zachary Bolf of Burleson, TX; Teja Winn of Fort Worth, TX; Ethan Gross of Saginaw, TX; Lincoln Alexander of Fort Worth, TX; Dillion Gross of Saginaw, TX; Santana Johnson of Bryan, TX; Rylee Harry of Euless, TX. Siblings: Cleo Williams*; Velma Williams/Howard Williams* of Galveston, TX; William Gross*/ Gale Gross*; Shirley Mathis/Lonnie Mathis of Arlington, TX; Brenda Cooper*; Nancy McDonald/ Kenneth McDonald* of Forest Hill, TX; Anthony Gross of Fort Worth, TX; Leslie Gross*; Leonard Gross of Fort Worth TX; Sherry Mosley/Ricky Mosley of Fort Worth, TX; and David Gross/Yvonne Gross of Euless, TX; And a host of loving nieces/nephews, extended family, church family, and beloved friends to cherish her memory. Honorary Child: Vanessa L. Williams of Fort Worth, TX

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