Agnes Patricia Sampson, affectionately known to most as Trish, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
Trish was born in Leonardtown, Maryland on April 2, 1952 to Joseph Ralph Thomas, Sr. (deceased) and Catherine L. Thomas. She was the oldest of six children (4 girls and 2 boys) and was always the mother hen to them all. In her early years, she attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School, Esperanza Middle School, and Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Wesley College, Dover, Delaware. She was introduced to the love of her life, Nathaniel T. Sampson, Jr. by her sister, Carolyn. They were married on April 19, 1975 and from this union Sean and Byron were born. Trish loved spending time with her family, siblings, and friends. sharing words of wisdom, encouragement, and expressing pride in their many accomplishments. She will always be remembered for her kind and gentle disposition, generosity, loyalty, and unfailing devotion to her family and friends.
Trish was a dedicated civil servant. She was employed by the U.S. Federal Government for almost 40 years, retiring from the Social Security Administration in 2009 as the Regional Director of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity in the Philadelphia Region, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Trish was a devoted member of Ezion Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, a dedicated Sunday School Teacher, an active member of the United Methodist Women, an official Trustee Board member, and instrumental in the development of the Family Ministries Program where she organized many married couple retreats. She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter and the Silhouettes of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Wilmington Alumni Chapter.
She leaves to honor and cherish her memory, her devoted and loving husband of 44 years, Nathaniel (Nate) T. Sampson, Jr.; her sons, Sean McDowell Sampson and Byron Anthony Sampson; mother, Catherine L. Thomas; siblings, Joseph Ralph Thomas, Jr. (Bette), Carolyn Haylock, Catherine Jones (Douglas), Juanita Bernard, and Michael Thomas, Sr. (Cassandra); in-laws, Mae Friend (Ronald deceased), Lelia Perkins (Terrence), Melvyn Sampson (Gwendolyn), Juanita Pritchett (Maurice) and John Sampson, III (Deborah); Godchildren, Troy Thomas, Tori Haylock, and Abrianna Bernard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday October 19, 2019 at Ezion Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 800 North Walnut St., Wilmington, Delaware 19801. There will be a viewing from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, the Silhouette Memorial Service at 12:15 pm, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Ivy Beyond the Wall Service will begin at 12:30 pm.
Her burial will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 21, 2019 in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, Delaware 19701
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Delaware State University, designated to the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Scholarship Fund in her name.
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