Arnetta Mary Bailey Sample, the daughter of the late Ella Bailey King and the late Linwood Conway was born on July 28, 1941. Our Almighty God called Arnetta home on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at UMPC Pinnacle Hospital, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Arnetta’s formal education was received in Wicomico County, Maryland public schools; graduating from the former Salisbury High School in 1959.
Friendship United Methodist Church in Wetipquin, Maryland provided Arnetta’s Christian upbringing and served as the pinnacle in her spiritual growth and belief in God. Arnetta was a faithful servant to God; which was demonstrated in her constant, unconditional love of people. Her love and generosity extended within her family and outside of the family. Her home was a welcoming environment to all. Arnetta was a loving care taker of her disabled brother; lovingly caring for him while in failing health herself.
Arnetta was a dedicated employee in all her employment endeavors. In the early 1960’s, Arnetta worked for Lady Salisbury Classics. Her employment also included the Sample Family Restaurant (Melvin & Jimmy’s), Hayman Pharmacy, Central Drugs and Peninsula Regional Medical Center; which she retired from in 2005. Also, Arnetta was a major contributor to her husband’s success as a barber and business owner. Arnetta’s outstanding work ethics spoke for themselves. Through Arnetta’s employments, she developed many friendships, was loved and respected by all.
Her husband, Joseph (Little) Sample, her mother Ella Bailey King , her father Linwood Conway and her brother Jerry King preceded her in death. Left to mourn and cherish her memories are her sons, Joseph L. Sample, Jr. (Nadine), Salisbury, MD and Don A. Sample, Sr. (Michelle), Harrisburg, PA. Also, she leaves to mourn: seven (7) grandchildren, Jennifer, Josh (Stacey), Wesley, Don Jr. (Alyshia), Ryan (Kelsey), Haley and Noah. Six (6) great-grandchildren, Nhyla, Devin, Aaron, Christian, Bella and Max will miss their G Mom immensely. Missing her deeply will be her brother, Calvin Bailey (Salisbury, MD) and her uncle Louis Conway (Houston, TX). Mourning the loss of Arnetta includes three (3) sister-in-laws, Maudie Sample Goslee (Salisbury, MD), Stephanie Sample (Salisbury, MD), Peggy Sample Jones (Bowie, MD) and one aunt, Mary Sample (Salisbury, MD). Arnetta’s generosity and love will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 am at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, MD.
Arrangements are in the care of Stewart Funeral Home By Holloway and Downey, P.A., 821 West Road, Salisbury, MD 21801. To send condolences to the family, please visit thestewartfuneralhome.com .