Anne “Euella” Samuel, daughter of the late Clarence Daniel and Louisa Irish, was born in Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies, on November 3rd, 1943. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 10th , 2023, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter, South Carolina. Anne was educated in the public school system in Portsmouth, Dominica with further education in St. Vincent, England, and Jamaica. She obtained her training in Social Work from University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Save the Children Fund in England & St. Vincent. Anne met the love of her life, Clement Samuel while on duty as a social worker in Portsmouth, Dominica. They were married on August 27, 1977, and celebrated a life full of joy, love and understanding. Their union was blessed with three children, two sons and a daughter. RenDale Samuel, Nickel Samuel and Malika Samuel. From their children’s union six grandchildren were born, Shyanna, Renaya, ShaDaria, Renajhe, Sade and Abigail. She worked for Saved the Children Fund for over 40 years in Portsmouth, Point Mitchel and Mahaut, Dominica. Her last assignment was in Mahaut, Dominica where she worked as the Director of the Mahaut Daycare Center, which provided education, leadership and services for the children and families of that community. Anne’s touch and love spread throughout Dominica, the Caribbean, and the World. As a social worker, her influence, motivation, and perseverance were able to assist children to attend high school, college, and trade school. Some of the children became lawyers, doctors, engineers, firemen, policemen, social workers, plumbers, carpenters, teachers, politicians, and a myriad of other professions. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, catering, gardening, and traveling. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, listening to their stories and sharing her wisdom with them. Quality time was also shared with her two daughters-in-law LaQuesta and Triona Samuel. Anne “Euella” Samuel was an exceptional mother, sister, aunt, cousin, godmother, friend, neighbor, co-worker, church member, director, social worker, community leader, businesswoman and advocate. In addition, loving memories are cherished by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean, and Dominica. Anne served as a faithful member in the Methodist Church in Portsmouth and Roseau, Dominica and at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Sumter, South Carolina. In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting visitations at the home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p. m., Saturday, January 14, 2023 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Michael S. Brisbon, Officiating.
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