Betty Jean Sampleton


The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff the comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 23

A beautiful baby girl, Betty Jean Sampleton was born July 28, 1956 in Gonzales County, Texas to the late Elijah Sampleton and Mildred Kline Sampleton.

She confessed Christ at an early age. She attended St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Peach Creek Community, where she was a member of the choir. She worked at Perry’s while in high school. She graduated from Gonzales High School. After graduation she moved to Houston, Texas where she worked for many years at Macy’s before retiring.

Betty loved her family and friends. She really enjoyed all the family reunions.

She leaves to cherish in her memory two sons: Clifton Sampleton and Howard Mamou Sr. (Cornelia); one grandson: Howard Mamou Jr., who loved to play with his MeMaw; four brothers: Willie Sampleton (Betty), Eli Sampleton Sr., Cleveland Sampleton Sr. and Lafayette Sampleton Sr. (Rose); two sisters: Rosie Sampleton and Sue Sampleton; and a host of nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, cousins, friends; and her best friend: Dottie Whitfield.

Viewing: Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church, 7231 FM 532 E, Gonzales, TX 78629.

Services: Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church, 7231 FM 532 E, Gonzales, TX 78629.

Services Entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, 127 Hwy 90a, Gonzales, TX