We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre
Luvenia Fannie Sample was born to Mr. Lanie and Estella Gaston, December 31, 1955 in Saint Louis, Missouri. To this union five children were born.
Preceded by her death was her brother Elrey Gaston, mother Estella Gaston, father Lanie Gaston, brother Drew Gaston, and half sister Venus Bolden.
Luvenia received her education in the University City Public Schools and graduated from University City Senior High School in 1975. She attended University of Missouri-Saint Louis from 1975-1978.
In 1980, she married Larry E. Sample Sr., which ended in divorce. To this union, four children were born.
Luvenia worked as a licensed Health Care Agent from 2004-2008. She also worked at Schuncks for twenty years which she retired in 2014. Luvenia enjoyed home decorating, cooking, swimming, attending car shows, and traveling.
She departed from this life on July 19, 2021.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her only daughter Wanda Sample, sons Larry E. Sample Jr., Nicholas Sample, and Corey Sample, all from Saint Louis, Missouri. Two sisters Esther Houston, super cool late brother in-law Keith Houston, Debbie Carey, extraordinary warrior brother in-law Ernest Carey Jr., all from Saint Louis, Missouri. The royal kings and queens grandchildren Adonis, Qyara, Keyella - great grandson Karrdier, Lanae, Aleise, Nia, Amari, lovable grand-niece Danae, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. My sister from another mother Ms. Lucil Brown, lifetime friend Roland Milkell and her dearest friend Brenda Wilson.
We are never alone , even when we are by ourselves ...
You have your grandmother's smile, your grandfather's walk, your great -grandmother's dimples and your great - grandfather's ears ...
You are a continuum of DNA and epigenetic knowledge that extends beyond time into the moment Our connection does not end with a physical transitioning ...
Never forget them and remember them in veneration always; that they continue to provide the support and care they provided when in the physical vessel - the connection is timeless!