Erma Sampolesi

Obituary of Erma Nell Sampolesi

Erma Nell Sampolesi, 85, of Lake Village, AR passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. She was born on January 23, 1934, the 5th of 10 children, to the late G.W. and Jessie V. Craven in Eudora, AR. She practiced nursing for many years at Chicot Memorial Hospital. She was a very faithful Communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and served faithfully to the Altar Society until she was no longer able.

 

Erma Nell was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Gelio Sampolesi in 2006 and daughter-in-law, Regina Fratesi Sampolesi in 2011. She was also predeceased by 5 Brothers and 1 Sister.

 

She is survived by her children: Shelia Sampolesi, Lucy Ferri (Steve), Ned Sampolesi (Sharon), Tim Sampolesi (Janie)  all of Lake Village, and Melanie Henry (Fred) of Cleveland, MS. She was the proud and loving Nona of 12 Grandchildren: Paige Smith, Seth Ferri, Amy Stephens, Savannah Sampolesi, Sam Sampolesi, Jim Craig, Annie Blair, Mary Ashley Talkington, Charles Earl O'Fallon, Marci Adams, Janella Myers and Fred Allan Henry, Jr. She was also blessed with 16 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren. Her sister and devoted care giver, Alice Allen, was with her continually for 10 years and provided love and support thru lifes ups and downs of her health. She is also survived by her big sister, Louise Hobson of Lake Village who provided love and wisdom to her younger sibling. Jerry Craven of Gulfport, MS is her surving younger brother.

 

Erma Nell loved to play a very friendly card-game of canasta and always looked forward to Tuesday afternoon card games with her many friends.  She was thankful and appreciative of her many friends that visited her in her home and those that called and sent cards of encouragement while she was limited to her home. She loved and was appreciative to all of her caregivers and the Arkansas Hospice staff for their tender care.

 

Visitation will be Friday, August 16 at 5PM with Rosary at 6PM at Bishop-King Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Village. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10AM, Saturday, August 17 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village with Father Stephen Hart as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Isidore Cemetery in Lake Village. Arrangements are by Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village. 

 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may made be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Or Ladies Altar Society, PO Box 272, Lake Village, AR 71653

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Friday
16
August

Visitation

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, August 16, 2019
Bishop King Funeral Home Chapel
1831 Hwy 65 & 82
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
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Friday
16
August

Rosary

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, August 16, 2019
Bishop King Funeral Home Chapel
1831 Hwy 65 & 82
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
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Saturday
17
August

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
314 So Lakeshore Dr
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
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17
August

Burial

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, August 17, 2019
St. Isidore Cemetery
470 St. Marys Street
Lake Village, Arkansas, United States
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