Julia Lueise Taylor (Sample) Hart, of North Little Rock, Arkansas left here to go home to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at the age of 84.
Julia was born on July 9, 1931, in Des Arc, Arkansas to Johnny and Lou Della (Horton) Taylor. She was the oldest of two children.
On September 2, 1949, she was married to J. E. Sample and together they had 6 children- 3 girls and 3 boys. They were married for 45 years before J.E. was called home. Several years later, she married R.L. Hart, gaining 3 step-children, Brenda, Judy and Larry, as well as their children and grandchildren.
Julia was a lady of many talents and lived her life using them to bless others. She was a homemaker, a beautician and a childcare provider. She had a gift for writing short stories, plays and poems, many of which were presented and performed in her attending churches. She was a youth director, a member of The Eastern Star, and most importantly, a child of God.
Julia was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and two daughters, Debbie (Sample) Schreve of Milton, Florida and Robin Sample of Lonoke, Arkansas.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories, a sister, Mary Jo (Bill) Haynes of Monticello, Arkansas; sons, Curtis Sample of Milton, Florida, John Sample of Bonneylake, Washington; a son, Tracy (Mary) Sample of Shretz, Texas; a daughter, Patti Hart of North Little Rock; grandchildren, Tina Shreve of Pensacola, Florida, Stephanie (Frank) Smith of Cypress, Texas, Rebecca (Kevin) Mills, of Abbeville, Alabama, Julia (Kevin) Habey of Milton, Florida, Nicholas and Andrew Sample both of Texas, Jennie (Todd) Cole and Joe (Sarah) Mills, both of Hazen, Arkansas, Sara (Seth) Justice of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Lonnie Reed of Tacoma, Washington, Leslie Sample of Bonneylake, Washington, Taylor and Kelsey both of Shertz, Texas, Gabriel and Regan Hart, both of Scott, Arkansas; 19 great and 6 step-great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild on the way and 6 step-great-great grandchildren; 2 nephews, Larry (Polly) Haynes of Andover, Kansas, and Blake Haynes of Arkadelphia and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Julia was known and loved by many and will truly be missed by all.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Center Point Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.