Rafiq Salim "Sammy" Soufan, age 47, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011. He was born in Jerusalem on January 22, 1964. His parents, Salim Soufan and Hamdeh Hamdan and his sister, Anam preceded him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Fatin, and his cherished daughters, Jeanine, Ayat, Haneen and Nedaa. His wife and daughters were his life and providing for his daughters education was very important to him.
Since 1987, Rafiq operated Sam's Take Out. He took pride in being able to provide a valuable service and his customers became his extended "family".
Rafiq's upbeat demeanor, great generosity and caring heart touched everyone he came in contact with. His positive attitude and dedication to family and the Rocky Mount community will greatly be missed.
An educational fund has been set up for his daughters and donations can be sent to: RBC Bank, The Soufan Family Fund, 2340 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27894, M-C 000-005-0100.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC. You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com