Maurice Forte Sample age “60” Sixty, transition peacefully in his home on Sunday, September 8, 2019; in Baltimore, MD. He was born on August 8,1959 in Accomack County to Obediah “Marian” Sample Jr of Harborton, VA. He was a 1976 graduate of Onancock High School. He is survived by his wife and long time friend Rouchelle Ayres, married on July 27,2015. Maurice was known to many as “Reese”, who accepted Christ at an early age.
He joined the United States Coast Guard in September in 1976. Maurice traveled the world and became one of the best Chef cooking for President George H.W. Bush. He graduated from Culinary School. He was employed by the United States Postal Service. Maurice worked as a food inspector for United States Department of Agriculture and later became consumer inspector. Maurice worked as a wood floor installer for R &R Contractual service owned by his wife. Maurice became a Member of International Masons Cush Lodge #459 St. Petersburg Florida, July 1997.
Maurice leave to cherish his memories his parents, Obediah and Marian, Mother -in law Gracie (Michael) Knox of Melfa, VA and five children, Natalie (Paul) Williams and Shawn Sample; of Fort Lauderdale; children of the late Annette (Simpkins) Sample, Neil (Carolyn) Foster of Baltimore MD, Fontae Ayres; of Wachapreague, VA; Rosheda (Deontae) Fortune and Seven Grand Children; Aquilla, Diamond, Saniyah and D’Maya of Fort Lauderdale Florida, Raelynn and Ryan of Baltimore, MD.. Two sisters Donna Sample Smith, Norfolk, VA and Greta Sample, Harborton, VA. Two Brothers, Pastor Scott Sample; Painter, VA and Darrell Sample of Woodbridge, VA. Four (4) Brothers in laws; Fred (Mattie) Ayres; Northampton County, John ( Karen) Burton; Wachapreague, VA Michael Burrell of Painter, VA and Brother in law and special friend; Larry Ayres, of Salisbury, MD; two (2) sister in laws; Delores (Kevin) Fiddemon and Carolyn Weatherly of Painter, VA. A special friend Kevin Handy of Maryland. Maurice leaves behind a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. “Uncle Reese” as he was affectionally known to his nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all.
Reese traveled the world and was not a stranger to anyone with his charm and laughter often starting a conversation as a joke or two, that left you with lasting memories. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, he loved Dog Tracks, the Live Casinos, Racetracks, Horse Races and known for his white ball cap. Reese was one of the best Chef and Carver from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.