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Nila Rose Marie Samter

September 1, 1936 — January 6, 2023

Mount Airy

Nila Rose Marie Samter


Mrs. Nila Rose Marie Samter, 86, of Mount Airy, North Carolina, graduated to Heaven surrounded by her family on January 6, 2023, from natural causes. Nila was predeceased by her parents, Jesse “Pete” and Eula Mae Starkey and six siblings, as well as her husband James Samter. She is survived by her three children, Judith, Sonya and Todd. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Her firstborn’s family includes (Dr. David & Judy Truban’s children) Nathan & Crystal Truban, Matthew & Shannon Truban, Deveri & Brendon Albiston, Mitchell & Dr. Claire Truban, Britani & Brandon Johnson and David II & Stacy Truban. Her secondborn’s family includes (Dr. Harold & Sonya Sackeim) Mandy & John Ruth, Sara Stack, Anne & Robert Carvajal and Phillip & Laura Stack. Her thirdborn’s family include (Todd & Kelly Samter) Matthew Samter and Elizabeth Wisniewski. Her great-grandchildren are as follows from Judi’s family: (Nathan) Brooklyn, Katelyn, Ashlyn; (Matthew) Cameron, Madison, Mackenzie, Skylar, Maximus; (Deveri) Elijah, Caleb, Benjamin, Simeon; (Mitchell) Katherine, Olivia; (Britani) Brayden (2006-2006), Emerson, Hudson, Ariyason, Benson (2022-2022); Myla and Thea. Her great-grandchildren are as follows from Sonya’s family: (Mandy) Tristan Cirimpei (2000-2022), Haley, Charlie; (Sara) Lucas and great-great-grandaughter (2023); (Anne) Alana, *baby girl (2023); (Phillip) Lilli, Ella and Connor. The great-grandchildren are as follows from Todd’s family: (Elizabeth) Maddix and Warren. There will be a public visitation held on Friday, January 13, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm at Moody Funeral Home. The family will also be holding a private viewing and private Memorial Service.


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Friday, January 13, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Mount Airy)

206 West Pine Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030

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