Funeral services for Rebecca Samuels will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hugo, OK, with Rev. Lynn Mims and Rev. July Tecumseh officiating, and burial following in the High Hill Cemetery. Rebecca passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Hugo, Oklahoma, at the age of 65.
Rebecca June Samuels was born August 2, 1946, in Corrine, Oklahoma, the daughter of Victor and Ida (Morris) Tims. She had lived in this area all of her life. She married Paul Samuels on March 26, 1966, in Valliant, OK. Rebecca had worked for seventeen years as an LPN for the local hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of Hampton Chapel Methodist Church where she served the Lord in music. She loved reading her bible, praying, gospel music, and teaching children how to sing. Rebecca was just the type of person that really cared for all people. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Ethel Tims.
Rebecca is survived by her husband, Paul Samuels of the home; three sons, Emanuel Samuels and wife, Ruth, of Claremore, OK, Vandall Samuels of Miami, FL, and Matt Samuels Sr. of Muskogee, OK; two brothers, Lester Tims of Ada, OK, and Silas Tims of Broken Bow, OK; one sister, Lena Battiest of Broken Bow, OK; five grandchildren, Matt Samuels Jr., Tamra Samuels, Brandon Samuels, Kirsten Samuels, and Jasmine Samuels; three step-grandchildren, Matt West, Ashlyn West, Mitchell West; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Funeral Home Chapel in Hugo, OK. Family and friends are also invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.mtolivefh.com.