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Born Rebecca Ray McKinney
February 12, 1954 - October 15, 2003

Born Rebecca Ray McKinneyBorn Rebecca Ray (Sam) McKinney in Waco, Texas she was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth McKinney and the late Joe McKinney of Robinson.

After being the 4th, of eventually 5 girls, born to the McKinneys, Rebecca was given the name "Sam" by her father.

As a young adult Sam moved to Austin, where she worked for Armstrong-McCall. She then became a beauty consultant for Gerda Spillman. Cosmetics of Switzerland and traveled there to learn the products and processes of the company. She returned to Austin and became a partner in King Realty.

Years later, after a visit to Sugar Land, Sam moved to nearby Meadows Place and continued her interest in real estate. For the past nine years she has been co-owner of Metropolitan Mortgage Consultants along with friend and business partner, Ms. Lonnie Pat Holloway.

Sam was a Committee Member of the Austin Rodeo Association and currently served as treasurer of the Houston Association of Professional Mortgage Women. She was a great Houston Texan's Football fan and a faithful inaugural season ticket-holder. As an avocation Sam loved to decorate her home and backyard in Meadows Place.

Sam took pride in her mortgage company and was especially happy when she could assist a young person with a first home purchase. She loved fashionable clothes, shoes, and accessories but it was her mild manners, kind heart, and lady-like personality that made her such a beautiful person.

During her 10 month illness with cancer, she touched the hearts of many at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Her family is grateful for the support, kindness and professionalism of the team who cared for her. Her sister, Lea McKinney, moved to Meadows Place to be with Sam.

Sam King is survived by her son, Justin Lee McDaniel of Austin, her mother, Mary Elizabeth McKinney, and her sisters Peggy Lassetter, Lea McKinney of Waco, Nancy Whetstone and husband, Steve, of Sugar Land, and Debby Moody and husband, Joe, of Missouri City. She is alos survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and her dear friends, Debbie Lynn and Max.

An Irish Wake celebrating her life was held Saturday, October 18 at her home. A memorial service will be held November 8, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Hwy. 77 and Stegall, Robinson, Texas, just blocks from her childhood home.


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