Donell London Sammons was born on September 30, 1961 to the late Herman London and Janie Mae Blanton in Longview, Texas. In her youth Donell gave her life to Christ and was baptized at Pleasant Green Baptist Church. She later became a member of Galilee Baptist Church.
Donell attended school in Longview, Texas as well and graduated from Longview High School in 1979. After graduating, she attended Kilgore College.
Her most recent career consisted of caring for others at their most vulnerable state at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Donell’s passion was caregiving, and she began and ended her career doing so.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Lonell London, Jimmy Norris Blanton, and Morris London (Chelsea), three sisters Ferry Diane, Stella Faye, and Janice Bradley Rodgers.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Alicia Sammons of Longview, Texas and Laki Sammons of San Francisco, California; siblings: Gwin Wilson (Larry) and Herman London Jr. both of Longview, Texas; her aunt: Jimmie Lee Daniels of Longview, Texas; expecting granddaughter: Lake Brundage and grand-pup Harley; honorary sister and devoted cousin: Eva Jones, along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
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