Sammi Rene Carpenter

December 11, 1966April 3, 2012

Sammi Carpenter is celebrating this Easter with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She started her journey on April 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM. She was a special child that left lifesize memories with everyone that knew her. As her life emerged, she was diagnosed to be mentally challenged, but as her personality revealed itself, and the love and compassion she had for everyone, we decided she was normal and the rest of us were mentally challenged. Sammi was born on December 11, 1966 in Cabarrus County, and was a 1988 graduate of A. L. Brown High School. She was an active member of St. Enoch Lutheran Church and was a member of the Special Olympics. She worked at Rowan Vocational Opportunites in Salisbury. She is survived by her dovoted mother and father, Johnny and Martha Carpenter, who will miss her more than words can ever say, brothers, John Scott Carpenter and wife Sally, Jimmy C. Carpenter and wife Kelly and Shane David Carpenter. Also nephews, Nicholas, Corey, Dylan, Jonathan and great niece Emma survive her. Aunts and uncles, Dale and wife Judy Carpenter of Landis, Jeanie and husband Wade Beaver of China Grove, Charlie Campbell, Kenneth and wife Sherry Campbell of Kannapolis. Carl and wife Kim Campbell of Lincolnton, and aunts Kathy Cable of Salisbury and Faye and husband Jerry Bowers of Faith. Vistiation will be on Friday at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis from 6:00 til 8:00 with funeral on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Enochs Lutheran Church, with Pastor John Mark Beam, minister. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Rowan Vocational Opportunities , 2728 Old Concord Rd. Salisbury, NC 28146. A special thanks to doctors and nurses at Northeast Medical Center, 4th floor in Concord and especially Dr. David Rhodes of Northeast Digestive and Cat Drye of Rowan Vocational Opportunities. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2012
  • Funeral Saturday, April 7, 2012

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Kevin Leichman

April 12, 2012

Sammi was a very loving person. She always had a smile. She loved to sing to me while I was driving her to RVO. Her favorite and mine was [The Gambler]. She told me that her Dad taught her that song. She is already being missed by many. God bless the family for comfort and understanding. God gained an angel.

Joyce Fowler

April 12, 2012

May God be with you during your lost. I remember Sammi in the first kindergarten class at Landis school. She was always a very loving child to be around. Johnny I know you remember everytime you went by mothers house(Edna Ketner)she always wanted to stop and most of the time you did. She always like mother and mother enjoyed seeing her everytime she could she still talks about Sammi wanting to see Mrs.Ketner. May God bless all of you at this time but one day we will all see her again.

April 11, 2012

May God comfort you in your loss of Sammi. She made the world a better place. I was lucky to have met her.

Bill Karriker

April 10, 2012

I'm already missing my little Sammi. We always picked with each other and my last episode was a few nights before she went to meet Jesus. I gave her an Easter Bunny and she told me to put it on a shelf in a cabinet next to her bed. Not long afterwards, I picked it up to show someone that it would sing :Jesus Loves Me" She immediately said: BILL leave my Bunny Rabit alone, you gave it to me and put it back on the shelf right now! Of course I obeyed her command and said "YES MAM" Everyone there got a big laugh out of it.

Sammi, keep all of our friends and family up there with you entertained until we see you again.

Nila and I love and miss you.

Bill and Nila Karriker

David Rhodes

April 9, 2012

Sammi's good cheer and kindness were always inspirational to me. I will miss her and I will remember her example.

Vickii Lumsden

April 9, 2012

Although I had not seen Sammi in a while I never forgot that smile and all the laughter we shared at Dale and Judy's.

I will be attending Special Olympics soon at my brother's school in Morganton....and I will think of Sammi with a smile... and say a prayer for her family and all those that loved her. God really does have a special place for these children! Rest in peace Sammi. Job well done.

Julie DeDominici

April 9, 2012

Dear Johnny, my heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sammi and all who loved her are in my prayers.

Amy Ashburn-yow

April 9, 2012

I am very sorry for your lose. Mom and I just found out out today about Sammi's passing. I wish we had known sooner or we would have been there for the funeral. I pray for Gods grace in your life and heart during this time. Love and Prayers Amy Ashburn Yow

Tara Seaford

April 9, 2012

Sammi was a very special lady with an extraordinary personality...She could make anyone smile with her funny words and songs...She was loved and cherished by EVERYONE who knew her...She will be dearly missed by ALL of her at Rowan Vocational Opportunities family. I thank God to have had the opportunity to know such a precious soul...Heaven just got a whole lot sweeter (and entertaining :~) ...Prayers for the family.

Dean (Cheek-o) & Sandra Cheek

April 8, 2012

Sammi touched the lives of everyone she met. She brought joy and laughter to us all. What a very special legacy she leaves. Dean and I extend our deepest condolences to your family and hope your wonderful memories will comfort you.