Welcome to the
memorial page for
Sammy L. Junior
April 20, 1954
~March 18, 2023
Sammy Lee Junior was born on April 20, 1954 in Fairfax, South Carolina to Etta Mae and Robert Lee Junior.
Sammy relocated to Massachusetts with his mother and his brothers when he was in the third grade. In 1969 after the death of his mother Sammy and his brothers moved to New Jersey where they started a new life with their father Robert Lee.
Sammy was a hardworking man who always did his best to provide for himself and his family. He spent many years working at the Asbury Park Press as a printer until he retired in 2010. Throughout his life, Sammy was the family’s personal handyman, if there was anything that needed to be fixed or put together Sammy was the guy for the job. He spent most of his time with his family and showing up for whatever they needed him for. He was dedicated to his family, and he was the glue for many other families.
Sammy’s favorite pastimes were travelling, he loved to go on vacations and create memories. He absolutely loved his handheld poker game, his cup of coffee in the morning and that cigarette to start his day and get him going. He enjoyed cooking a good meal and eating one too- just make sure he had his taters (Mashed Potatoes) and he could bake a delicious pineapple upside down cake.
Sammy was predeceased by his parents Etta Mae and Robert Lee Junior, his brothers Randolph Lee and Timothy Lee Junior, and his son Shondale Lee Latimer.
Sammy Lee’s memories are carried on and held tight by his DEVOTED AND DEDICATED Daughter Tykilia Latimer; his granddaughters Shavon Shobe and Sa’Mya Kirk; his grandsons Dennis Ward, Imir Esdaile, I’Shaun Latimer, Jayden Latimer, and J’Shaun Latimer; his great-grandchildren Drew Fenn, Merrick Parrish, Sci’Miir, Ky’Yer, Zaila, and Brooklyn Esdaile; his brother Robert Louis Junior; his sister Jasmine Junior; his BEST FRIEND Donald Cole and a host of relatives.
Sammy was always a man of his word and he always made sure to HONOR anything he told someone he would do. He displayed those actions of HONOR until his very last breath. His willpower and strength to be an honorable man will forever be remembered with his memory.