Sam Coleman Shute
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Sam Coleman Shute
  • December 28, 1929 - September 16, 2017
  • Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Sam Coleman Shute passed away on September 16th in the Jackson Mississippi State Veterans Home from his earthly body into eternal life with Jesus Christ. He is now reunited with his son Sammy along with his parents and siblings. Visitation will take place at Broadmoor Baptist Church Chapel in Madison, Mississippi on Wednesday, September 20th from 11:30 to 1:00 and the service will take place in the same location. The burial will follow the service at Parkway Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Madison.

Sam was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 29th, 1929. He served in the US Army from 1951 until 1953 when he was honorably discharged. He married Betty Jo Shanks on July 17th, 1955 and they had two sons, Jim and Sammy. Sam retired from Deposit Guaranty Nation Bank after twenty-eight years in 1995. Following his retirement, Sam worked part-time as a courtesy clerk at the Ridgeland Kroger Supermarket until 2017. Sam was loved by his peers and customers alike. Sam was a long-time member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and participated in a Sunday School class there. They were permanent fixtures at Church every Sunday morning.

Sam was preceded in death by his father George W. Shute and his mother Willie Mae Shute, his sisters Genevieve Lundy and Mary Elizabeth Young, his brothers George Shute and Billy Shute. Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years Betty Jo Shute, his son Jim and his wife Brenda, grandchildren Laura Shute and Molly Powell all of Dallas, Texas and Daughter in law Diana Shute, widow of Sammy Shute. Nieces include Jenny Pleasant and her husband Bill of Pearl, MS, Georgia Williams and her husband Hal of Greenwood, MS, Diane Shute of Ann Arbor Michigan, Judy Bair of Hood River, Oregon, Beverly Simpkins and her husband Leon of Tallahassee, Florida, Barbara Wimberly of Brevard, North Carolina and his nephew Dr. Bob Lundy and his wife Kim of Flora, Mississippi.

Sam was a strong Christian, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by all with his kind heart, gentle nature and sweet spirit. We’ve had so many people tell us how much they loved “Mr. Sam” and that he will be sorely missed by all of us until we are reunited in Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, Mississippi or a charity of your choice.