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June 12, 1963 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 56)

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Samuel “Sammy” Wall Whittington, Jr.

Life Reflections

Samuel W. Whittington, Jr. was born June 12, 1963 to Samuel W. Whittington, Sr. and Ernestine Whittington in Boston, MA.  Samuel was called “Sammy” by all who knew and loved him.  He was educated in the Milton, Massachusetts public school system.  After high school, he continued his education for young adults with special needs at St. Ann’s Parish in Quincy, Massachusetts.  For several years, Sammy participated in the Special Olympics of Massachusetts, winning several awards and medals. His favorite competition was bowling. 

Sammy was loved by so many but especially by his family. After the passing of his parents, he was lovingly received into the home of his Aunt Shirley in Kansas City. She cared for him as her own son for 25 years. While living with his Aunt Shirley, Sammy enjoyed traveling to several Hundley Family Reunions, working, attending church, and most of all, eating! Yes, Sammy had quite the appetite and always looked forward to meal time and receiving extra helpings.        

For over 15 years Samuel worked for the Kansas City Rehabilitation Center.  This community employment program offered carefully designed workshops for individuals with disabilities to work at community job sites operated by private and nonprofit organizations. Sammy was a hard worker and was often recognized as employee of the month. If you asked him about his job, he would respond, make that money!

While attending Boone Tabernacle Church of God In Christ, Sammy sang with the male chorus and enjoyed rocking to the music during service. Sammy truly had a servant’s heart and could be found assisting others at home, at church, and at work.  

For the last two years, Sammy lived at the Birch Home of Kansas City and had made many new friends. He received great care and will be sorely missed by his caregivers and case manager.   

Gone but Never Forgotten

Samuel W. Whittington, Jr. transitioned from earth to glory January 30, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel W. Whittington Sr. and Ernestine Whittington. 

Samuel leaves to cherish his memory:  His sister, Vanessa Brown (Alphonso), two nieces, Lashawn Brown and Lisa Brown, all of Boston, MA; his beloved Aunt and guardian, Shirley Stokes of Kansas City, MO; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.           

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 5th at Mt Calvary COGIC at 12 noon Visitation 11 am. Interment Twelve Gates Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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February 5, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ
2422 Van Brunt Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64127

Funeral Service
February 5, 2021

12:00 PM
Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ
2422 Van Brunt Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64127


Twelve Gates Memorial Gardens Cemetery

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