Kevonté J. Sample


Mr. Kevonté J. Sample, 21, of Pocomoke City, Md., entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Born in Nassawadox, Kevonté was the beloved son of Shakeisha Sample and Quinton Washington. He was affectionately known as “Poppy” by his family and friends.

Poppy grew up in Pocomoke City and attended Worcester County Public Schools. He graduated with honors from Pocomoke High School in 2020. While in high school, Poppy joined the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program, and enjoyed the program so much he would walk home in his uniform from school.

Upon graduation, Kevonté desired to be a mechanic in the Army. Instead of taking his career path, he gained employment at SPI Industries, a plastic fabrication company in Pocomoke City, where he was the main mold technician.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at Living Word of Deliverance Church, Parksley, with the Rev. Quintavion Washington officiating. Interment was in the Nedab Cemetery, Accomac.

He leaves to cherish his many wonderful memories: his strong, caring, and resilient mother, Shakeisha Sample; father, Quinton Washington; two sisters, Keara Sample and Bre’ana Richardson; grandparents, Linda Hall, Mary Washington, and Robert Lee Farmer; special aunt, Katrina “Micey” Davis; best friends, Marquis Moore and Brendon Shrieves; big brothers, Quintavion Washington and Marquel Washington; and girlfriend, Montanaye “Naye” Murph. In addition, Kevonté also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, seven paternal siblings, and friends to cherish his memories.

Arrangements are by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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