Celebrating the life of . . . . . . Samuel Leon Craddock


July 25, 1968- May 26, 2022





Family Gathering: 231 Moore Street, Thomasville, NC 27360

Memorial Service: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Union Baptist Church

828 Mary James Avenue

Thomasville, NC 27360





Celebration of Life


“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall me no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Rev 21:4 KJV)


On Thursday, July 25, 1968, in Thomasville, North Carolina the late Tommy Joe Craddock and the late Almetta Merchant celebrated the birth of their son, Samuel Leon Craddock. Fifty-three years later on Thursday, May 26, 2022, Heaven gates sung wide open as Samuel entered into Heaven to join his parents for his eternal celebration.


Samuel received his education within the Thomasville City school system. He graduating from Thomasville Senior High School with the Class of 1987. Fond memories of Samuel were playing football and his sense of humor, he was referred as the “class clown”.


Samuel provided a comfortable life style for his family as a fort-lift operator for several warehouse. He received his spiritual guidance from Union Baptist Church.


Samuel loved fishing, listen to music, cruising and traveling to the beach. Family and friends will remember Samuel as a music mixology and a movie connoisseur. To know Samuel was to love him. His infectious smile and laughter will never be forgotten.

Samuel now rejoice as he joins his parents in heaven.


He was also proceeded in death by his mother-n-law, Hilda Mae Davis.


Samuel is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Sandra Craddock of the home, three daughters, Kaniesha Sanders, Lateshia (Kyi) Sanders, and Caprisha (Dre) Davis all of Thomasville, NC, three adorable grandchildren, Nyla Sanders, Amani Davis and Damari Davis; a sister, Elizabeth Anthony of Thomasville, NC; three brothers, Timothy (Brenda) Craddock of Thomasville, NC, Corey (Michelle) Craddock of Bethlehem, GA, and Jerry (Shontera) Coleman of Raleigh, NC; an uncle, Jimmy Craddock, three aunts, Patricia Craddock, Mytle Harris and Hilda Brown; four God-children, Jadlyn, Jayda, Sierra and Hudson, several close friends, Baker, Vincent, Austin, Ron, Ross, Lil Bit and Terrence and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and other relatives and friends.



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