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KANNAPOLIS - Sammi Carpenter, of Kannapolis, is celebrating this Easter with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She started her journey on April 3, 2012, at 5:22 p.m.
"She was a special child who left life-size memories with everyone who knew her. As her life emerged, she was diagnosed to be mentally challenged, but as her personality revealed itself, and the love and compassion she had for everyone, we decided she was normal and the rest of us were mentally challenged."
Sammi was born Dec. 11, 1966, in Cabarrus County and was a 1988 graduate of A.L. Brown High School. She was an active member of St. Enoch Lutheran Church and was a member of the Special Olympics. She worked at Rowan Vocational Opportunities in Salisbury.
She is survived by her devoted mother and father, Johnny and Martha Carpenter, who will miss her more than words can ever say; brothers John Scott Carpenter and wife Sally, Jimmy C. Carpenter and wife Kelly and Shane David Carpenter; nephews Nicholas, Corey, Dylan, Jonathan; great-niece Emma; aunts and uncles Dale and wife Judy Carpenter of Landis, Jeanie and husband Wade Beaver of China Grove, Charlie Campbell, Kenneth and wife Sherry Campbell of Kannapolis, Carl and wife Kim Campbell of Lincolnton; and aunts Kathy Cable of Salisbury and Faye and husband Jerry Bowers of Faith.
Visitation and Service: Visitation will be Friday at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis from 6 until 8 p.m. with funeral on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Enoch Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Mark Beam, minister. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorials: May be made to Rowan Vocational Opportunities, 2728 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC 28146.
A special thanks to doctors and nurses at Northeast Medical Center, fourth floor in Concord and especially Dr. David Rhodes of Northeast Digestive and Cat Drye of Rowan Vocational Opportunities.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Apr. 6, 2012