Samuel Leondias Seymour, the youngest of ten children, was born on January 18, 1913 to the late George and Etta Connor Seymour. Sam, as he was affectionately called, was preceded in death by his 9 siblings: Bertie, Mary, Lelia, Georgia, Josie Harret, Clara, Nellie and Alonzo.

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 18:15

Samuel was educated in the public schools of Accomack County.

“You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.”

Psalms 128:2

Sam worked as a truck driver for many years; after his retirement he continued his passion for driving by serving as a bus driver for Accomack County Public Schools.

Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works”

James 2:18

Sam’s parents instilled in him as a child the importance of giving his life and service to God. As a result, Sam confessed and accepted Christ at an early age at Macedonia A.M.E Church, where he became a lifelong member and witness for God. He served God and his church in many capacities, including member of the Finance Committee, Senior Choir, Male Chorus, and Willing Workers as well as Chairman of the Steward Board under the leadership of several different pastors. He attended Sunday school and morning worship service almost every Sunday, even after his steps began to falter and his eye sight started to diminish. He proudly wore the title of Macedonia’s oldest member and never failed to stand up and witness to the goodness of God.

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord”

Proverbs 18:22

Sam was blessed and highly favored by God to find not one good wife, but two. Sam married Oneida White and together they were blessed with four children: Samuel, Jr., Sandra, Dorothy, and Wilma. Wilma (Butch) preceded him in death. After the death of his wife Oneida, God continued to show his favor unto Sam and blessed him with another wife, Lula Hall. Through the blessing of this marriage, Sam became the father of four little boys (Gary, Keith, Victor and Donnell) that he loved as his own. Donnell preceded Sam in death.

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from the labours; and their works do follow them.”

Revelation 14:13

Sam lived a full life (101 years) with loving family members and friends. He lived his life by God’s word, serving Him as long as he had strength. When his body became weak and his days became weary, he lifted his face to the hills from whence cometh all his help and on Sunday evening, October 19th, God called and Sam answered.

“Jesus said… I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

John 11:25

Joyfully waiting for the great resurrection and the Holy Reunion with Sam and other loved ones are his devoted wife of 46 years, Lula; his children Samuel Seymour, Jr (Lenore) of Brooklyn, NY, Sandra Lee (Keith) of Philadelphia, PA, Dorothy Johnson of Decula, FL, Gary Hall (Marian) of Geneva, Switzerland, Keith Hall (Angela) of Charlotte, NC and Victor Hall of Melfa, VA; 18 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; 3 nieces, Charlotte Speller (Philadelphia, PA), Florence Parsons (Accomac, VA) and Marion Ragland (Cinnaminson, NJ) and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.

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