Sammie D. Nelson

March 31, 1931June 11, 2021

Sammie D. Nelson, 90, of Lubbock, Texas, died Friday, June 11, 2021.

Sammie was born in Keatchie, Louisiana on March 31, 1931, and is preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Carrie Barnes Young, sisters - Vergie Ashton, Maxine Wilson, Lettie Clark, and Ann Marie Young along with brothers, LJ Barnes, Jimmy Young and Robert Young.

Sammie was proud to be a veteran of the US Army and went on to work as an administrator at Lubbock State School for 27 years where her leadership skills will be remembered by all who worked with her. She enjoyed reading (everything) and traveling with family and friends. Hawaii and Las Vegas were two of her favorite places.

Sammie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna J. Olson and Michael Parkerson of Round Rock, Texas, a sister Lynn Register of Los Angeles, California, Dawn Parkerson Stovall and Johnathan Parkerson who both called her Grandma Sammie, and a host of relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be at Paradise North Cemetery, 10401 West Montgomery Road, Houston, Texas 77088, on Friday June 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM

Requested Dress Code - CASUAL


  • Steve Duke, Active Pallbearer
  • Byron Bush, Active Pallbearer
  • Courtlyn McCoy, Active Pallbearer
  • Angel Gomez, Active Pallbearer
  • Christina Ybarra, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Parkerson, Active Pallbearer


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021


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Pat Page

June 18, 2021

Donna, you have our love, sympathy, and prayers in the loss of your mom. When I heard the news , my heart broke into pieces. I give thanks for this good soul who touched the lives of so many. Praying the beautiful memories of Mrs. Nelson are there to bless you and bring you peace. Love & hugs, Pat & Kevin

Maria Gonzales

June 18, 2021

Miss Sammy Nelson was one of a kind she will be truly missed love you Miss Nelson RIP. My deepest condolences Donna and Michael

Savanna Rios

June 18, 2021

I want to send my deepest condolences. Momma sammie was a wonderful kind loving woman. She will be deeply deeply missed. My heart broke into pieces when we found out she passed. Mrs. Donna you will be in my prayers including your family. Your mom was loved by so many. I love you all so much.

Love Always,
Savanna and Josh

Christina Ybarra

June 17, 2021

My deepest sympathy Donna and Michael

Where to start Sammie was one amazing lady. She will be truly missed by many had a heart of gold and love so pure. She was an amazing woman and could light up a room with her smile and all the memories we shared my best and favorite memories with Sammie are when we would make Christmas cookies and sing Christmas songs when I was a kid , going out to eat at Furr's cafeteria or breakfast house cus I made good grades, the sleep overs and long talks she was a beautiful second mom that I adored and loved so very much. I loved our time going out of town together we would see an old house on the side of the road and Sammie would say look real estate we can buy it and fix it up that's a good investment right there. I wish she knew just how much she meant to me and how I will always cherish all these beautiful memories of our time together. Oh couldn't forget the holidays when you were in Lubbock.
Her calling and asking what we gunna eat?? You know it's 4th of July we need BBQ lol or Friday's you wanting fish guess I could say just about everyday was a holiday we weren't even finish eating breakfast and she was already talking about what we eating for lunch or what's for dessert lol great time and wonderful memories โค๏ธโค๏ธ
When I would get sick she always made sure I had all the things I needed soup, juice, meds can't for get the Vicks
I could keep going just so many memories that will last a lifetime

Donna thank you for sharing the most important person in your life with me and I will always cherish her memory and keep her alive in my heart.

R.I.P. Sammie /mom
Love you โค๏ธ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ


Jeannette Lopez

June 15, 2021

Donna your mom was a very special person. I love her dearly she will be truly missed by my family,especially my little grandson Xavier (Pal) I will always remember that before she left to Round Rock I bought her a pumpkin pie ,oh how she loved pumpkin pie she was so happy ,I will always remember her and she will always be in my heart.My thoughts and prayers are with you and Michael ,hope to see you when you come to Lubbock

Julie Muenchow

June 15, 2021

Donna, I always enjoyed your stories of your mom and I know how special she was to you and so many. Thinking of you and Michael and sending a hug from afar.

Felicia Palmer

June 15, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to you Donna and Michael. May God continue to wrap his loving arms around you at this time of bereavement. Love you both- Felicia

Felicia Denise Palmer

June 15, 2021

I have so many cherished memories of Tee-Sammie. I really don't know which one is my most memorable. I guess I would have to say my last days with her before she passed when I played Louis Armstrong's what a wonderful world at her request. And I sat there at her bedside and heard her sing to the tune. That's a day I will always cherish. All of my times with her were absolutely beautiful especially when we spent a few nights together at the horse shoe casino hotel. We stayed up all night just talking and laughing the night away. Oh, my God! How I will miss you. You were my rock after grandmother passed and I thank the Lord for you being apart of my life. Love you always - Felicia

Jackie & Peter Ramstedt

June 14, 2021

Donna and Michael,
Your wonderful mother was such a treasure of love, spirit and joy. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers.
Heaven has another precious Angel and the fulfillment of Godโ€™s promise.
Much love and strength for wonderful memories and peace.
All our love,
Jackie and Peter

Margaret and Billy Reinecke

June 14, 2021

Love and thinking of you!