OBITUARY

Sam Baisden

December 26, 1992February 27, 2018
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Samuel James Baisden (Sam), age 25, loving son brother and friend, died suddenly on Tuesday February 27, 2018 as a result of an accident in his home in Kingwood, TX.

Sam was a 2011 graduate of Kingwood High School, where he was an all-district and all-city baseball player in his senior year. Sam was employed as a millwright with Elliott Group and was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood. Sam was an avid sports fan and held a special love for animals, especially the family's pet dogs. After Hurricane Harvey, Sam was a willing and hardworking volunteer who helped people throughout Kingwood with their flooded homes.

Sam is survived by his brother Jacob of Austin, TX, his mother Leslie and his father Barry of Kingwood, his grandparents Sheila Mendonsa and Robert E. Mendonsa, his aunts, uncles, cousins, and his many friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Kingwood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s name to Naomi’s Village at www.naomisvillage.org

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Sunday, March 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Stacey Purcell

March 15, 2018

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done Sam did. He used his truck and his young strong body and he and Barry made countless trips to my mother’s house to help transport salvaged items. I knew how tired he and Barry were from working so hard (for so many people, too) but they kept working. We enjoyed and appreciated seeing Sam as an adult doing the right thing, helping others, not ever complaining and working hard. Sam was an awesome boy and he sure grew into a fine man. I am proud to have known him and honored to have been able to watch him grow up.

I can go on and on about sweet Sam. But I must end on remembering Sam and how wonderful he always was with our dogs. Leo LOVED Sam. Major and Blue LOVED Sam. And, of course, KeeCat loved Sam. He was always so good with animals and he always found joy in them. I love that about him. I remember Sam coming over and hanging out in the evenings with me when Major was just a baby, just to play with him and enjoy the puppyness of Major. Then our eleven puppies were born on Barry’s birthday four years ago. Sam loved them ALL. Over the years, with all our dogs, Sam would come over sometimes with Barry sometimes with Jacob, to walk them. Just for fun. And what a treat that always was for my dogs!!! Sam was always this cool cool guy who just loves them and played with them. And how can you not love that?

Sam will be missed by so many who knew him. Certainly his family and close friends have lost a great man, but also all the animals in the world have lost a good friend. We all loved Sam and will forever miss his wit and spirit. I will think of him whenever I see a baseball game on tv. We will remember and miss him always. Love you Sam.

Stacey Purcell

March 15, 2018

I remember meeting Sam, such a beautiful little boy, when we moved in across the street from the Baisdens over 22 years ago. He was so full of life and little boy spirit and was so very smart. I’m not just saying he was smart-I mean it. Sam amazed me as a young child with how quickly and easily he learned the alphabet and beginning sounds in preschool. He was a natural...very intelligent and gifted with a great capacity for learning.

Also, he was so handsome. As I said—he was a beautiful beautiful boy. Sam had such gorgeous eyes and rosy cheeks and beautiful white blond hair. At every stage of Sam’s life he was drop dead handsome. So strong and tall and athletic— masculine always. Sam never had an “awkward phase”.... In middle school and high school he was such a star baseball player and athlete and he was always gorgeous. It was so fun to watch Sam play baseball. He was always so fast to catch a fly ball, batted so well, and he always put his heart into the game. Sam was gifted athletically for sure. But it was a gift and a treat to watch him play for all of us in the stands. Claire was his Diamond Girl in high school... but I helped and cheered him on!

It has been a priveledge to be such good family friends with the Baisden over the years and as such we have shared many holidays and memories with them all. Since we have been such long friends we have also supported each other in times of need and crisis. Most recently during Hurricane Harvey, the Baisdens helped and supported us in so many ways. Sam was in his room across the hall from my family, my mother and everyone else who evacuated to their house.... and he was always so kind and helpful. And funny. I know Sam must have been tired...those were his days off from his regular job, but nonetheless every day in those first days after the flood, Sam and Barry drove around helping people and demo-ing houses. Sam used all his muscles and tools and chipped and cut down drywall...whatever needed to be

Cole Purcell

March 15, 2018

Sam had been working for hours helping people after the flood, and he saw me and my friend Brock walking to our house from his. Sam picked us up in his nice new truck and was so nice and gave us a ride. He called me Rick Astley, which was funny. Sam was always funny and a cool guy.

Cade Purcell

March 15, 2018

Sam was like my cousin.....it’s like my cousin died. Sam has been around my whole life. I feel like Sam will still always be around. I talked to God.
I will miss Sam. He was a real man.

Gynette Browning Angle

March 5, 2018

Barry and family, So very saddened and sorry to hear of the loss of your son Sam. My heart breaks for you all. May you find peace in the great memories of him, and may God comfort you. You're in my prayers and thoughts. Love and prayers, Gynette

Gynette Browning Angle

March 5, 2018

Barry and family, So very saddened and sorry to hear of the loss of your son Sam. My heart breaks for you all. May you find peace in the great memories of him, and may God comfort you. You're in my prayers and thoughts. Love and prayers, Gynette

Jennifer Bremer-Dorangricchia

March 4, 2018

Dearest Barry, Leslie and Jacob - everyone’s words and cherished memories will forever memorialize Sam and his lasting impact on the hearts and souls of those who he knew. He was a bright and spirited person who will be deeply missed. Our deepest condolences to you as you navigate this difficult transition. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his grandmother, grandfather and loving aunts, uncles and cousins. May his legacy continue to provide warmth and love, today, and in the future. Love, The Dorangricchia Family

Jay Qatato

March 4, 2018

Barry , Leslie and Family

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We have you and your family in our prayers. We offer our deepest sympathy.

The Qatato Family

Dawnett Lanson

March 4, 2018

There are NO words... I am SO sorry.....I will pray for you...

Andy Mendonsa

March 4, 2018

I just learned about Sam's passing yesterday and my heart has been breaking ever since. No words can come near to expressing the depth of sorrow I am feeling for you and with you in this unexpected and unbearable time of loss. It is in tears that I write this,

Your Cousin,
Andy Mendonsa

Biography

Samuel James Baisden (Sam), age 25, loving son brother and friend, died suddenly on Tuesday February 27, 2018 as a result of an accident in his home in Kingwood, TX.

Sam was a 2011 graduate of Kingwood High School, where he was an all-district and all-city baseball player in his senior year. Sam was employed as a millwright with Elliott Group and was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood. Sam was an avid sports fan and held a special love for animals, especially the family's pet dogs. After Hurricane Harvey, Sam was a willing and hardworking volunteer who helped people throughout Kingwood with their flooded homes.

Sam is survived by his brother Jacob of Austin, TX, his mother Leslie and his father Barry of Kingwood, his grandparents Sheila Mendonsa and Robert E. Mendonsa, his aunts, uncles,
cousins, and his many friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Kingwood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood, TX 77339. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s name to Naomi’s Village at www.naomisvillage.org