God saw him getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around him and whispered, " Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him slowly fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. Norris Sam, Sr., son of the late Harold Sam and Olivia Mitchell was born October 10, 1932, in Hammond , LA. He departed this earthly life at Bridgepoint Continuing Care Hospital on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the age of 87. Norris worked and retired as a truck driver for SALA Freight Lines and The Orleans Parish Sheriff s Department. He continued to work other part time jobs with most Landmark Security Company, Commission with the Election Polls. As a young man working in New Orleans, LA is where he met and married the love of his life, Delores M. Sam. Norris was a kind man with a beautiful spirit who touched many lives in a positive way. He was an excellent provider for his family and loved gatherings and visiting with family and close friends. He loved the Lord, loved singing and could often be heard singing one of his favorite songs " Walk with me, Lord, Walk with me!" He was also a big fan of the Williams Brothers. Norris had a love for electronics and was a very tech-savy man. The only 87 year old with many Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Some of his favorite pass times were reading the Bible, watching old TV Westerns, The Andy Griffith Show and Sanford and Son. Norris accepted Christ at a young age and was a member of My Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church. He was very active and seriously dedicated to his church and Pastor, serving faithfully. Mr. Norris Sam, Sr., is survived by his loving wife, Delores Sam of New Orleans, LA; children, Joyce Carter and Cynthia Gilstrap of Atlanta, GA, Terri (Lyndon) Boykins, Yvette (Keith) Martin and Pamela Sam, Keith Sam and Norris Sam, Jr. all of New Orleans, LA; Timothy Sam of Tampa FL; sisters, Rita Livers and Linda Dove of Hammond, LA; grandchildren, Tyrone, Gerald, Keyana, David, Delatria, Natasha, Jamie, Jasmine, Dominique, Tyree, Kayla, TiLyn and Jeffery; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Antavis, Janiyah, Maleah, Tori, Aarik, Aya and Ga'mila. Also survived by a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sam was also preceded in death by his sisters and brothers. Relatives and friends of the family; Pastor, Officers and members of My Redeemer Missionary, First Assembly of God and all neighboring Churches are invited to attend the funeral. A Private Homegoing Celebration honoring Mr. Norris Sam, Sr., will be held at My Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church, 2829 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 11 AM, Pastor Sha'teek A. Nobles, Sr., Officiating. Interment Providence Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Visitation and viewing will be open to the public on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the above named church and will take place between the hours of 9 AM and 10:55 AM. EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED TO FOLLOW All COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH PRE SCREENING AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
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