Sammye Charles Kinkade Cottle took the hand of Jesus and went to her heavenly home on Friday, August 30, 2019. She had been on a long journey these last 7 years battling Alzheimer's disease. Her family rejoices that her suffering is over and she is in the arms of her loving Savior at last.
Sammye was born in Waco, Texas, January 16th, 1938. Sammye was the most wonderful Mother and Grandmother. Her influence and strong spirit filled life was an inspiration that made her children who we are today. She was a loving wife to John for 54 years on this earth. She went home on their 61st wedding anniversary to find him waiting for her at Heaven's gate.
She attended Waco High School and graduated from Baylor University. Sammye sang like an angel and loved being in the choir. She served the Lord in every walk of her life. She left an indelible mark on the lives of her family and friends.
Sammye was preceded in death by her parents Nell and Kenny Kinkade and her sisters Betty Watson and Margaret Sherman as well as her husband John Cottle. She is survived by her children--son, Chuck Cottle his wife Michele and their three children Lindsey, Madeline and Logan, and her daughter Mary Ellen Doak her husband Philip Doak and their children, Andrew, Molly and Spencer.
Sammye’s gentle humble brilliant spirit touched so many lives in the 20 years I worked with her in ministry at First Baptist Church San Antonio. We were truly blessed. She will live on in all of our lives. Carol Riggins Jacobs.
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