Mary Katherine Duncan (aka Mary R Sam)

August 20, 1955 – January 2, 2012

After a battle with a chronic lung disease sadly Mary passed from pneumonia and other complications.

Survived by her children Adrienne Edison (Michael), Ian Duncan, Natalie Duncan, their father John Duncan, her nephew, whom she raised as her son, Scotti Sam, and her grandson, who was the light of her life, Samuel Edison.

Survived also by her father Stanley Sam, brothers and sisters, Harold Lucas, Catherine Frank (Dave), Qaamina Sam (Ruth), Gloria Dennis (Greg), Grace Sam, Qwaya Sam Sr (Nadine), Corina Beach (Todd).

Predeceased by her mother Katie Lucas Sam, sister Julia Ambrose, and brothers John Ambrose, Patrick Ambrose, Jerome Sam, and Lance Ambrose.

All who knew Mary will miss her beautiful smile and her loving and generous spirit. Her life was fully dedicated to being a mother and grandmother to her children and grandson. She found joy in special times with her family and friends always appreciating the little things in life. She will be deeply missed by many.

The words from one of her favorite songs…

We’re here for a good time,

not a long time,

So have a good time,

the sun can’t shine everyday…

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