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Jean Sampson



March 13, 2022

Phyllis Jean Sampson Vance, 91, of 6724 Ogle Creek Rd., died, Sunday March 13, 2022, at her residence. Mrs. Vance was born April 10, 1930, in Covington a daughter of the late Leonard Eugene and Viola Elizabeth Howard Sampson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Emmanuel Mason Vance and her brother Robert Sampson. She started her nursing career at the C&O Hospital in Rosedale and become a registered nursing as well as she worked at the Brian Center Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Low Moor and become a private sitter in her later years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed playing games with family and loved trips and traveling. In keeping with her wishes her body has been cremated. Surviving are her special friend and companion Tommy Walker; a daughter Deb Tucker and husband Harry; a son Chris Vance and wife Vickie; four grandchildren Daniel Vance and wife Hannah, Cody Tucker and wife Cassandra, Caleb Vance, and Nehemiah Vance; five great grandchildren Dalton Vance, Annelynn Tucker, Holden Vance, Avalee Tucker, and Cornelius Tucker; a number of special nieces and nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Thursday March 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Price officiating. The family will receive their friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Arritt Funeral Home. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home. Service Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:33 AM - 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Vickie White

Jun 2, 2023

So blessed to have had this special lady in my life. She lived life to its fullest and it would be too difficult to share all the memories I have with her in this space but I carry her and them in my heart forever. Much love and many prayers for Tommy and her family during this difficult time.

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