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Alcina James Sampson was born on April 15, 1934 to the union of the late Pierre James and Maggie Augustine James in Mansura, Louisiana. She was the devoted wife, best friend and soul mate of the late Peter L. Sampson for 63 years. To this union three children were born: Donald R. Sampson, M.D. of Columbia, South Carolina; Gwendolyn Sampson Ferrand and Sonja M. Sampson Esquire.
Alcina was baptized at an early age at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Mansura, Louisiana. She was a faithful and longtime member of Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Mary Bethune High School in Marksville, Louisiana and Southern University of New Orleans. Her main job was being a beloved housewife and nurturing mother. She was a faithful member of the Ladies Up To Date Social and Pleasure Club.
Alcina loved her family and enjoyed taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the age of 83, our Father sent his heavenly angel to summon his child to rest. She is preceded in death by her loving parents, brothers, Peter, Preston, Wilbert, Sidney, Marsalant James and sisters: Germaine Benjamin, Eva James, Beatrice Lavalis, Benna Johnson and her devoted loving husband, Peter Sampson.
She leaves to cherish her memory her three children: Donald R. Sampson, Gwendolyn S. Ferrand and Sonja M. Sampson; three grandchildren: Kevin Sampson (Alex), Mikhael Sampson and Sharell C. Ferrand; two great-grandchildren: Ella Sampson and Kevin A. Sampson; one sister, Earline Taylor; four sisters-in-law: Mildred James, Margarite Hall, Pearlie James and Dorothy Sampson ; three brothers-in-law: John Taylor, Felton Sampson and Carrison Sampson; devoted friends, Mitchell and Sara Brooks, Charlie and Patricia Brooks, along with devoted nephew, Ora James and a host of nephews, nieces, several godchildren and friends. She was a mother figure to Carmen James and Roslind Batiste; also like a grandmother to Fannie Waiters. She will be remembered with love and sadly missed by all who knew her.
Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors and parishioners of Saint Maria Goretti, members of the Columbia Church of Christ and New Orleans Church of Christ, also employees of Friends of King School District and Joseph A. Craig Charter School are invited to attend the Home Coming Celebration on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Saint Maria Goretti Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd., at 11:00 am. Visitation begins at 9:00 am. Celebrant: Father Cyril Buyeera. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.