Samuel N Epie
  • 49 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 15, 1964
  • Place of birth:
  • Date of passing: Apr 26, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Texas, United States
Sam, your memory will live with us forever

With profound regrets the Epie family announce the sudden and shocking death of Sam Ndi Epie,  who was called to rest with the Lord On April 26th, 2013. We lost a son, brother, father, partner, friend and more. Sam was the eldest brother to Victor, Lydia, Dibo, Pauline and Lily, father of Christiana and Jabeya and partner to Faith.

Sam died suddenly at his home in Wichita Falls Texas. The cause of his death is still unknown, what we know though is that he was watching NFL draft with enthusiasm the night before.
 Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time

We are planning for the his final journey to lay him to rest in C
ameroon and will update this site with the details of the funeral program which we plan to have in the Dallas area:

-  May 17th  @ 5pm

Donnelly's Funeral Home
606 W. Airport Freeway, Irving TX 75062

Wake- 8pm 
8780 Preston Trace Blvd, Frisco Tx 75034

May 18th
Church Service -  3.30pm
Northpark Presbyterian Church

9555 North  Central Expressway , Dallas TX 75231

Reception following immediately after church service at the church  hall  and at Lydia Epie's house

Lydia Epie home Address
4077 Truman Drive 
Frisco, Texas 75034

For questions contact
Lydia Epie: 214 995 0644
Jacob Makia: 214 680 3355

Dibo Epie: 408 375 7959
Pauline Epie:404 713 2552
Lily Epie: 580 748 0090

Hilton Garden Inn Addison
4090 Belt Line Rd., Addison, Texas, 75001,
Reference: Epie Family for block of rooms

Bay Area
- May 4th
-   Kupe Studio 
943  B Street, Hayward, CA  94533.
For questions contact:
Felix Enow: 408-930-4336,
Joe Akem 408-373-2851
Richmond Apande 510-682-9029
Nelson Mosi 510-910-8924

Donations can be made to:  
Bank of America: Francisca Ekukole 
Acct #: 325014168891
routing #: 121000358                              
Please do let us know of any deposits been made so we can keep track of it in our records. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 18th June 2017

"Happy Father's Day dad."

This tribute was added by Michael Perdue on 28th April 2017

"Hey Sam it's Michael,  just wanted to tell you it's been over 4 years now, and  you are still thought about, and missed by many.  Love you brother, and continue to R.I.P. See you soon I hope."

This tribute was added by Joe Akem on 27th April 2017

"My dear Sammy. Four years have passed as if it was just four days ago. The memory of our activities in Santa Cruz, Oakland, Richmond and San Jose is what I will never forget in my lifetime. When I visited Ikiliwindi to see your final resting place before I  was finally convinced that my "man" is no more. It is a route all of us will one day take. You have merely preceded us.We shall continuously pray to the almighty to save our souls until we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Pauline Epie on 26th April 2017

"May you continue to rest powerfully in peace in the bossom of the Lord my dear brother, until we meet again. Love you always and miss you.


This tribute was added by Jabeya Epie on 26th April 2017

"4 years since you left. I miss hearing your voice. Me and momma watch the DVD of your funeral just so I can see you. I love you daddy and I wish you didn't have to leave me. I think if you all the time. Love Jabeya M. Epie"

This tribute was added by Pauline Epie on 26th April 2016

"It's been 3 years already since you left us...your memory lives on....Continue to rest Powerfully in Peace Sammy Sparkle"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 15th April 2016

"Happy birthday daddy
I miss you calling me. I love you. Jabeya"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 21st June 2015

"Happy Fathers Day Daddy ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡j♥♡♥U 1000% and more Jabeya Epie Happy Fathers Day Daddy"

This tribute was added by Pauline Epie on 26th April 2015

"Hey Pipi, weti di pass??? Callled your number, thinking you would answer the phone the way you always did. No worries though, because
I know you are smiling down on us ALL SAM. May you rest powerfully in peace with the LORD till we meet again. You are forever missed.
Love you always,

This tribute was added by Michael Perdue on 26th April 2015

"Hey Sam it's been 2 years not a day goes by that I don't think about you I talk to your mom yesterday for a little bit I hope you're okay up there and 1 day we'll meet again R.I.P. Mikey"

This tribute was added by edwin ndoko on 15th April 2015

"I am always saddened by the death of Sam. It is from this sadness that a feeling of gratitude emerges. I feel honored to have known him and blessed that his passing serves as a reminder to us that our time on this beautiful earth is limited and that we should seize the opportunity we have to forgive, share, explore, and love. We can think of no greater way to honor the deceased than to live this way. Rest in peace Sam."

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 15th April 2015

"Happy birthday Mr Epie. Rest easy. FOREVER MISSED. I love u"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 15th April 2015

"Happy birthday daddy. I miss u calling me and me calling u. I hope God see me to Africa to lay a real flower on your grave. I love u very much daddy. Love Jabeya"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 1st April 2015

"We love u Sam. We miss u terribly. It is said that time heals all wounds, but my heart still broken. Although it has been almost 2 years, we are still in pain because we lost you..  I pray daily that this is not forever._ U ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART SAMUEL. Love, Steph"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 28th November 2014

"As we come to the end of this Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks to our Almighty for His plan. For His will and not our own. Giving thanks to Our Father in the heavens for crossing my path with our beloved Sammy. Thanks for the joy, love, good and the bad, BUT MOST OF ALL, The Gift u left me. Yes, still to this day I swallow lumps about never seeing you again or hearing your voice. TEARS FLOW HEAVILY, then I SAY THANK YOU LORD because Jabeya has Mother Epie, Auntie Lily, Auntie Dibo, Aunt Pauline,  and Aunt Lydia. Glory be to God for His Wonderous Works. Happy Thanksgiving SAMUEL NDI EPIE"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 14th June 2014

"Happy Fathers Day Daddy From Jabeya. I Miss you I Love you and Mom Miss you LoveJabeya Magail Epie!!!!"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 19th May 2014

"Saying goodbye was so hard a year ago today (5-18-2013), but THANK OUR ALMIGHTY GOD that goodbye is not forever. We miss you sooooo Sam, and we loveU with our WHOLE HEART. Can hardly wait to rejoice when we see you again. R.I.P"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 17th May 2014

"We miss you Sam....WE LOVE YOU SAM. Love always Steph,Carl,Stephon, &Jabeya"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 17th May 2014

"We miss you Sam....WE LOVE YOU SAM. Love always Steph,Carl,Stephon, &Jabeya"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 9th May 2014


This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 29th April 2014

"I light this candle in remembrance of you. On this very date a year ago i was notified of your passing. My life hasnt been the same since, but I SO MUCH THANK GOD ALMIGHTY FOR YOUR LIFE. I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THE LIFE WE SHARED TOGETHER AND THE LOVE WE SHARED TOGETHER. THE LOVE WE SHARED TOGETHER TO CREATE Jabeya M Epie. I will love you always, Steph"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 24th April 2014

"As I told you always, it still is so, I will NEVER let go!!! R.I.P. Samuel Ndi Epie......Sam"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 1st April 2014

"I place this flower in your memory for our "special gift" Jabeya M. Epie with love forever in my heart. REST PEACEFULLY Daddy"

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 31st January 2014

"Thinking of you always Samuel. Forever in my heart. To God be the glory. HALLELUJAH"

This tribute was added by Connie Manga on 21st May 2013

"POEM :"A better place" When its time to travel there.I think I will wear a smile,I will say goodbye to those I love,but only for a while. Knowing that there are others who have traveled there alone. Who cannot wait to greet me and whisper "Welcome home".I did so well God wanted me sooner,to his place of perfect peace....RIP Sam

Constance Manga-Roohm Sale'"

This tribute was added by Rosina Grace on 18th May 2013

"O dead u are so wicked and cruel. U will forever be missed by everyone uncle sam but I know u are in a better place with God and the holy angels. Rest in peace my dear uncle sam:-("

This tribute was added by Mabelle Akwo on 16th May 2013

"Sam may your soul rest in perfect peace. say hello to yr dad pa Epie Ndi will be missed."

This tribute was added by Alexia Verches on 15th May 2013

"I join with so many others who knew Sam in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. There are no words to describe the sadness I feel, and I cannot possibly imagine the shock and sorrow that has been thrust on your family as well. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him. May Sam find everlasting peace."

This tribute was added by Nicoline Onyike on 15th May 2013

"My Dearest Pauline, Mama, Dibo, I was and am still short of words. At this time we all have to learn from Job and say naked we came and naked we shall return, blessed be his Holy name. Just when life was about to start, please be strong for Mama because no mother should bury her child, the two little angels n auntie Faith. Abundant bl"

This tribute was added by Henrietta Ekukole-Mosoke on 14th May 2013

"Death, what a mystery you're! But i still believe when the Lord calls you, you must answer. Sam has answered His call. But it is still very difficult for us to understand. Yes, it hurts and we just can't forget. The truth is Sam had no choice.
Rest in the Lord, Sam, but we'll forever remember you."

This tribute was added by Francis Mosoke on 14th May 2013

"Oh death! you never stop, and the pain you bring also never gets any better. But just like a thief, you can only hurt the body and not the soul.
Our dear Sam, may your soul go to the Lord, go, go, go!"

This tribute was added by Grace Osan on 9th May 2013

"may his soul rest in peace, and show his children the right part in life.
With love from Greg, Grace, and Ethan to Mrs. Epie,  Lydia, Dibo, Pauline, and Lily"

This tribute was added by Bibi Kigham on 9th May 2013

"Epongo!! Life and death are inevitable truths; bidding goodbye to you is piercing. Only God knows why you are gone. I guest as people always say, “ Good things or good people never last” thus your death made this definite. Goodbyes are not the end. Sammy, to me, it simply means, I'll greatly miss you. Until we meet again, rest happily in the ever-munificent arms of our Lord."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ndelle on 9th May 2013

"Sam rest in the Lord, and may His peace be with your family at this time of sorrow."

This tribute was added by Ethel Ewanga on 8th May 2013

"May He grant you (Victor, Lydia,Dibo,Pauline,Lily, Christiana,Jabeya and Faith) out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Holy Spirit. You never said I'm leaving, never said Good Bye,You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. Sam you will always be in our hearts.RIP with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Richmond Apande on 7th May 2013

"Sam's shocking departure on this earth has left a huge vacuum in our hearts.   It's painful, shocking and disbelieved that I will never see you smile, talk or laugh again.   All I know is that you'll always be in our thoughts and you will be watching over us from your peaceful resting place in heaven.   May your soul rest in peace.   Richmond Apande"

This tribute was added by Edwin Daniel on 7th May 2013

"To the Epie Family
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
As you all comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. May you all take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you all as a family during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Tyniia Witherspoon on 6th May 2013

"R.I.P. Sam..."Gone Too Soon""

This tribute was added by Maru Nkwelle on 5th May 2013

"My dear Pauline, Mama Epie and all in the Epie Family...
May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding envelop you during this special time as you say farewell to Sam. It is well.

This tribute was added by josephine Akoachere on 5th May 2013

"Sam, May Christ who called you, take you to himself. May you find everlasting peace with the Angels in heaven"

This tribute was added by Gwendoline Epie-Ntungwe on 5th May 2013

"Sam, you surprise us all. You have gone forever but your memories will stay with us. I remember back in Limbe Bota home, you created fun and made us laugh all the time.  To God be the Glory because he knows the "Why" of everything.  I wish you an eternal Peace till we meet again. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Michael Perdue on 5th May 2013

"R.I.P. Sam, my best friend, my brother, & Q that will be fo.rever missed"

This tribute was added by Mia Misori-Besong on 4th May 2013

"Sorry you have to leave us so soon, how soon is too soon? Only the almighty knows! Is hard to say Goodbye, but I have learned to accept things as they come. I want to believe that God knows best and only him alone knows the answer's of our wondering hearts and one of these days, all things will be made known. Rest in Peace bro. until we meet again."

This tribute was added by lulu ngassa on 4th May 2013

"Sam R.I.P..and my dears, may you all feel God's presence and know that you are in his care now and forever. Sam is in a better place... We love him but God loves him more...Take heart!!...Sam farewell until we meet!!!"

This tribute was added by Samantha Tubbs on 3rd May 2013


This tribute was added by Selina Shepherd on 3rd May 2013

"R.I.P Sam."

This tribute was added by Patience Ayuk on 2nd May 2013

"It is very hard to comprehend why? But Romans 14: 8 says " If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord" . Our God, who giveth has taken.He has called Sam and Sam has answered, fulfilling his vows to the Lord.Sam, may your gentle soul  rest in eternal peace with the LORD."

This tribute was added by Sarah Epie on 2nd May 2013

"Yes indeed my sisters, it is very sudden and shocking. What can we do, the Bible says in everything we should give thanks. Lets thank God for his life and pray for courage as we go ahead.We should emulate the good things he did, so as to keep him in our memories always.May his gentle soul rest in the bossom of our Lord Amen."

This tribute was added by stephanie straughter on 30th April 2013

"I give all praise and honor to God almighty for directing my path. God is an awesome God to create this gigantic world and manage to bring two people from opposite sides of this world together to create another being. Samuel i want to thank you for giving me a "special gift"....Jabeya MaGail Epie.She is very special.Thanks for loving me and leaving me with a part of U. I WILL LOVE U ALWAYS"

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