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Celebrating the life of

Linda Nagel Samer

Passed away on July 15, 2020

Linda Nagel Samer

Linda Nagel Samer, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at her residence.  She was born Newark, NJ, daughter of Erwin and Erlindey Knab Westphalen. 

She moved to Richmond Hill in 1986 where she was a librarian with the Bryan County Library.  Mrs. Samer loved reading, the beach and above all her family and friends.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother that was known for her generosity and her love of Jesus.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Samer and her brother, Fred Westphalen.

Surviving are her children, Sandra Gregory of Lexington, SC; Cynthia Nagel of Richmond Hill, GA; Hank Nagel (Shannon) of Richmond Hill; Christine Johnson (Gary) of Richmond Hill; grandchildren, Stacy Gregory, Jonathan Stragauskas, Jessica Stragauskas, Steven Gibbons, Joshua Gibbons, Tyler Gore, Madison Gore, Zachary Schroder; great grandchildren, Brennan Gibbons, Macy Gibbons, Karson Gibbons, Dani Gibbons and Gabriella Patton.

Remembrances:  Bryan County Library, P.O. Box 939, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 or Affinis Hospice Pooler, 130 Canal St, Suite 103 & 104, Pooler, GA 31322.

Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.

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So sorry for your loss! The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Though we will Linda, she is happier now than she ever was in life now that she is with Jesus! Linda was like a second mother to me! She always was at the ready with a glass of sweet tea and your choice of a sandwich! She loved to laugh and went along with all my pranks to Hank and Chrissy!

- Mark Long, Russellville, TN


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- Ginger Parfet, Minooka, Illinois


Mrs. Linda was a joy to be around and one of my favorite librarians ever. I will miss her.

- Sara Kornegay, Richmond Hill, Georgia


My heart aches over the loss of my wonderful friend. She will always have a special place in my heart and also with all our fun memories! With heartfelt sympathies.

- Karen Sullivan, Richmond Hill, GA


Linda was such a blessing to our family. At one time we attended the same church, and she never forgot the names of our kids, nor failed to keep up with our family after we attended a different church. She was always such an encouragement and help when our large family would come in the library. This was not anything special about us - it was the way she interacted with everyone. SHE was the remarkable, caring, and kindhearted one who made everyone else feel special. She and her kindness will be missed!

- Tami Conner, Richmond Hill, Georgia


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So sorry for your loss

- Eric and Deanna Hartley, Richmond Hill, Georgia


I worked at the Library with Linda several years ago, and we became best buddies. She was always helpful to the patrons, and seemed to know everyone's name, which was a sign of her caring nature. She endured a lot in recent years with illness and injuries, but remained cheerful and optimistic. I will remember her with love forever, and I will miss her.

- Marcia Krepel, Richmond Hill, GA


So sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts during this difficult time. We love you Madison.

- Lynn & Kiley, Richmond Hill, GA


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I am sorry for your loss. She was so sweet and funny. She will be greatly missed.

- David Perry, Beaufort, SC


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Linda was such a pleasure for me to care for. Sharing the love of the Lord with her, and her love for her family were top on Linda's list. She had a fun personality and will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to her family, but we know she is free from pain and resting well now. Fly free, fly high Linda and we will all see you soon.

- Pastor Jeanette Green, Richmond Hill, GA


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200