A Kind and Caring Lady
Waynesville- Sammie Lou Burress, age 74, a lady who will forever be remembered as a kind, caring and serving person, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018.
Sammie was born October 11, 1943 to the late Samuel Lewis Burress and the late Edna Morrow Burress. She had resided most of her life in Haywood County and had been employed as a Registed Nurse, retiring with 35 dedicated years of service of caring for patients at Mission Hospitals, Charles George VA Medical Center and Haywood Regional Medical Center. She attended Lake Junaluska First Baptist Church. Sammie often volunteered at The Waynesville Senior Citizen Center and playing bingo was one of her favorite pastimes. She was also a very artistic lady and her love for her family was immeasurable. She shall be deeply missed.
Surviving are her daughters, Terrie Lynn Sharpe of Oteen and Tracy Fowler of Clyde; grandchildren, Lea Caroline Sharpe and her fiance’, Christopher Seth Blaylock of Candler ; great-grandchildren, Jackson Lee Sharpe and Benjamin Maddox Blaylock.
To honor her request, no formal funeral services will be held.
The family of Ms. Burress wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Haywood Regional Medical Center and the Intensive Care Unit for their special care given to Sammie and also the Burress family.
Memorials may be made in Sammie’s memory to the Haywood County EMS, 141 Hemlock Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Burress family.