Samantha Rae Ward Jackson, age 37, of Fairborn, OH went to heaven on August 2, 2022 in Montgomery, Alabama. She was born on October 1, 1984, Monday, at 2:25pm in North Richland Hills, Texas.
Samantha’s precious time on this earth she enjoyed fully. Her smile lit up a room, she made you happy to be alive. She was a curious, creative, loving, stubborn, and an adventurous soul. She loved so much about life; family, friends, her pets, fresh flowers, shopping, woodworking, crafting, and reading. Samantha Rae would eat out of other people’s plates, and would watch movies with the subtitles on. She adored the beach, skiing, all of her fantasy football girls, her sorority sisters, The Ohio State athletics, cheerleading in high school, baking and decorating. She even jumped from a plane when she went skydiving!
Samantha graduated from Greenon High School, with honors. She then attended Ohio Northern University where she earned a bachelor’s degree and was a member of the sorority Delta Zeta. After graduation she took off running! Samantha worked at NASA, Powers Co, Remington, Beretta and Toyota, always striving to excel and succeed. She started her own business, Exclusively Custom Co., where she specialized in personalized décor and event planning. Samantha’s little heart had been broken a few times but it always made her stronger. She would wipe her eyes, blow her nose, and pick herself up. She knew we all needed her. We will always need her.
Samantha is preceded by her father, Phillip Ray Ward; grandparents, Mamaw and Papaw Turner; Mamaw and Papaw Ward; Tom Ogle; and uncle, Mike Ward. Samantha is survived by her parents, Linda (Dale) Damewood; brothers, James Philip Daniel Ward; Eric Damewood, grandmother, Lori Ogle; aunts, Joyce Jarvis (Rick Howard); Judy Ward; Gary (Linda) Ward; fiancé, Preston Fulcher; numerous cousins, Tricia; Steve; Heather; Jeremy; Amy; Ryan; as well as extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home at 2:00 P.M. The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M., NOON, until the of service, Pastor Derek Trenum, officiating. A private burial will be held by the immediate family at Byron Cemetery. Condolences may be made the family at www.beltonstroup.com