Obituary of Samantha Emily Weems
Samantha Emily Weems was born at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 1, 1996. She was the daughter of Jeffrey Franklin Weems and Melissa Anne (Domka) Weems.
As a young girl she was very active and participated in dance at Peg Harris Dance Studio. She was quite naturally coordinated loving Tahitian and Tap, and also practicing Ballet. In high school she remained athletic as a member of the volleyball and track teams. A beautiful person inside and out, Sam, was full of life and had an amazing smile. Her personality lent itself well to fostering many lifelong relationships with her friends from high school. She was a 2014 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School.
For the past four years she had shared her life with boyfriend, James Lucente. The couple spent practically all their time together as they also owned and operated a commercial painting company. Many times, Sam, would make contact with the customers first building rapport and then providing estimates.
Sam knew how to take care of herself and wouldn’t take grief from anyone. She also wasn’t afraid to tell someone how she felt. She enjoyed rap music and was a talented artist herself often posting videos online of herself performing. Sam enjoyed cooking, finding this passion as a young girl. She looked to the future and had hoped to attend culinary school one day. One of her best dishes was preparing collard greens.
Samantha Emily “Sam” Weems, age 26, of Dearborn Heights passed away unexpectedly on Thursday; April 14, 2022 at her home. Her passing was preceded by her maternal grandfather: William "Bill" Gruber; maternal grandmother: Deanna Weems; maternal grandfather: Dennis Domka; and a cousin: Len Elizabeth Domka.
To cherish her memory she leaves her parents: Jeffrey Franklin Weems of and Melissa Anne Weems (Matt Johnson) of Monroe; grandparents: Diane Gruber of Monroe and Jerry Weems of Dearborn; great grandma: Pat Kane of Tecumseh; one sister: Nicole Weems of Taylor; one step brother: Daniel Weems of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; a nephew: Cole Mendoza; several aunts; uncles; and cousins.
Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan. Samantha will lie in state from 10:00am until a Funeral Service Celebrating Her Life at 11:00am on Thursday; April 28, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 323 Scott Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161. Senior Pastor Daniel Potts will officiate. Her care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 384-5185.
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