Hershell Jeanette Sams House

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Hershell Jeanette Sams House, age 88, of Pittsboro, NC, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.

Born on January 11, 1934, in Greer, SC, to Carlos Franklin Sams and Alma Beatrice Rogers Sams.

She was known affectionately as “Wimpy” and had a huge generous heart and would give the shirt off her back if she could help someone get through a difficult situation.

Hershell was known for her strong willed spirit but she led a fairly simple life, she loved to go to Food Lion all the time, enjoyed eating at her favorite spot, Bojangles, and collecting baby dolls over the years, brought her contentment.


She is preceded in death by husband Richard House Jr. and her former husband and father of her children, Kenneth Neal Sr. She is also preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Charlene Marks and son, Kenneth Neal Jr., along with three sisters, two brothers and one grandson.


Hershell is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Crabtree (Michael) of Cameron, NC, and by her son Karl Neal (Jena) of Apex, NC., as well as seven grandchildren; Rodney Johnson, Sammy Johnson, Colton Neal, Landon Neal, Amber Neal, Alena Neal, Ashley Neal, and several great grandchildren. 


Friends are invited to the graveside service that will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 2pm, at Lamm’s Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Joe Sams officiating.


Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the House family.


Online condolences may be left at www.pinesfunerals.com

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  1. Hi Cindy and Winkle, I am so sorry I did not make the funeral (out of town). Your mom was special and like my dad, lived a long and happy life. I’m sorry for your loss but hope and pray you will enjoy the memories for many years to come. Love you both, Cindy Williams

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