Sammie Gertrude HuffmanFebruary 13, 1933 ~ September 25, 2017 (age 84)
Sammie Weatherly Huffman was born in Garrison, Texas to Ruth and Sam Weatherly on February 13, 1933. As a young girl, she moved to Galena Park, Texas with her parents. It was there she would eventually meet the love of her life, Howard Frank Huffman. While preparing to graduate high school, she was also planning her wedding. Sammie and Howard built their permanent dream home together in Old River, Texas in 1960.
Sammie was a Texas housewife and mother. That meant one minute she was a seamstress for her daughter and the next minute she was hauling hay with her sons. Sammie was also the greatest cook in Texas. She was well known for her chicken and dumplings and her legendary beans. After her children were grown and her husband retired, Sammie went to work at Foley’s in San Jacinto Mall, where she worked for twenty years. Sammie loved spending time gardening with her husband, babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and being a “professional” shopper. A longtime member of Old River Baptist Church, she enjoyed attending worship services as well as Sunday School.
On September 25, 2017, Sammie joined her husband of 65 years, Howard Huffman; granddaughter, Kristen Pitre; grandson, Corey Huffman; brother, Bobby Weatherly; and parents in eternal paradise. She is survived by her children, Tommy Huffman & wife Theresa, James Huffman & wife Stacey, Cynthia Pitre & husband Rayland, and David Huffman; grandchildren, Travis Huffman, Tracie Mazzu & husband Sam, Meagan Huffman, and Lauren Busceme & husband Matt; great-grandchildren, Tyler Huffman and Georgia Mazzu; and sisters, Norma Phillips and Beverly Huckestein. In her final months, she was also loved and cared for by the wonderful staff at Swan Manor in Baytown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Old River Baptist Church building fund or to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main Street, Dayton, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Sterling Funeral Home. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Palms Memorial Park in Dayton.