A native of Mount Pleasant, Texas and resident of Baton Rouge, he passed away at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans. He was 17 years old. An 11th grade student at Parkview Baptist School and enjoyed playing on the football team. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and was active in the Parkview Baptist Student Ministries and Youth Praise Band. Visiting at Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70816, on Monday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation resumes at the church on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. until service at 9:30 a.m., conducted by Dr. Billy Stevens and Dr. Scott Thompson. Graveside service at Mount Zion Cemetery, Hall Summit, La., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. Survived by his parents, the Rev. Collin and Gina Wimberly paternal grandparents, Lary and Louise Wimberly maternal grandparents, R.L. and Judy Langston four sisters, Juliana Wimberly Handy and husband John P. Handy II, Micah Wimberly, Hope Wimberly and Leah Carrie Wimberly four brothers, Daniel Wimberly, Seth Wimberly, Steven Wimberly and Silas Wimberly. Honorary pallbearers are Lary Wimberly, R.L. Langston, Coach Kenny Guillot, Gary Langston, R.L. Langston Jr. and Reggie Bergeron. Pallbearers will be Daniel Wimberly, John P. Handy II, Coach Shelton, Tyler Causey, Grant Markey and Daniel Landry. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, OK 740050443, or www.persecution. com.
Paul and I want to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your precious son, grandson, brother, and all others in the extended family. Paul is Louises maternal first cousin. Our hearts pour out to you to ask God to give you strength in knowing that Samuel is in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. He will be welcoming you in heaven when the time comes.
All our thoughts and prayers,
Paul and Amy Easley
Paul Amy EasleySouthlake, TX
Dear Wimberly Family,
Though I only met your family briefly and under very sad circumstances, I wanted to extend my heartfelt sympathy to your family. I can see from the video memorial that Sam was a treasured member of your family as well as a leader in his school, church and community. As your sister in Christ I am praying for God to pour His healing and grace on your family, to wrap His comforting arms around each of you and sustain you through your heartache and grief.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you he will never let the righteous fall.
Sonja Burks, RN
Sonja BurksSlidell, LA
May Gods special blessingsgiveyou strength.Ilove you and ampraying for allof you.
Maxine JonesRinggold, DE
CollinI am so sorry for your loss. He seemed to be such a great person. God has an angel helping him in Samuel. God bless you and your entire family. We are praying and will continue to pray for you and your family.
Lisa Sullivan RegisterLogansport, LA
Dear Pastor, Gina, Brothers, and Sisters,
Since we first heard the news about Samuel early Sunday morning, our hearts have been filled with pain and grief, yet we know that we cannot even begin to imagine how extremely difficult this must be for all of you. When we arrived at church Sunday morning and saw all the boys standing quietly at the end of the football field, we felt their pain and grief. Our Sunday School class taught by Al Stevens was much in prayer as he shared about Samuel. The atmosphere in the church was somber and prayerful.
Everyone was burdened and felt helpless in our desires to help all the family. We are sure that in the depths of your grief you have felt Gods love and grace for you, even as we imagined what Samuel is experiencing in His Presence. Be assured that through the days, weeks, months ahead we shall continue to pray for all of you. You are a beautiful family and a tremendous witness to the church family and many people in this city. God Bless You All
Wana Ann and Giles Fort Jr.
Drs. Wana Ann and Giles Fort Jr.Baton Rouge,, LA
Dear Collin and Gina,
Im so sorry for your loss. Please know my family and I will be praying for you and your family. I know the Lord will hold on tight and carry you through this time.
Leisl Flowers Hammond, AL
Collin, Gina children: Our hearts are broken for you in the loss of your precious son, Samuel. We have shed many tears with you, and will continue to pray for all of you. Please know that we love you and are willing to help any way we can in the difficult days ahead. May God surround you with his strong and loving arms and give you peace and comfort.
Richard Linda mcLellan
Richard Linda McLellanBaton Rouge, LA
Collin and Gina,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray that the Lord give you comfort and peace this day and the many that are to follow.
Chris and Kathy Woods
Chris and Kathy WoodsBenton, LA
So sorry for your loss.You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Helen Scott,Virginia Gaspard,Linda Stroud
Helen ScottWoodworth, LA
Bro Collin, Gina and Family
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Samuel. We lift each of you in prayer to the Heavenly Father.
The Drummond Family
Alton Sandra DrummondMonroe, LA
Praying for your family as you walk this road together.
Mona Hubbard HustonBossier City, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you May God give you comfort as only He can during this difficult time.
Janice Jack BaldwinBaton Rouge, LA
Gone from our sight, but never our memories . . .
Gone from our touch, but never our hearts
To Samuels Family: Were so sorry for your loss of Sam, an awesome young man. May your faith in God bring you peace.
Daniel Day and mother, Liz Day
Daniel Day and Liz DayBaton Rouge, LA
We are praying for you and your precious family during this time.
Joseph Martha Lee Palotta, LA
Collin and Gina,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this very difficult time. May the God of all comfort be your source of strength.
Tonya Leggett McIntosh
Lifting the family up in prayer.
Randy Thomas Jr.Coushatta, LA
Bro. Colin,Gina and Family We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Samuel.We love and appreciate you and your family. We are and will continue to pray for you and your family. The McVays, Alan, Candice and girls
Alan Mcvaymonroe, LA
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. As I watched the video tribute it was obvious to me that he was an outstanding young man who touched the lives of many. My prayers are with you both. May God continue his richest blessings and comfort on your family.
Lisa Tarpley PriceWinnfield, LA
Brother Collin and miss Gina: We are sharing together your loss, knowing that at the end God will be glorified. Our love and prayers are with you and family, Samuels caring love touched twice our family, leaving an unforgettable memory in our hearts.
The amazing grace and love of our Father be with you at this time. With our deepest thoughts. The Recinos.
Roberto, Thelmy, Jennifer, Krisya and Luis
Roberto Recinos and familyBaton Rouge, LA
My heart aches for all of you. Know that you have been in my prayers continually. Isaiah 52:12 The Lord goes before you and will be your rear guard. Theres no better place to be than covered by Him. Praying you feel His covering today and in the days ahead.
Renee Harper Richter
Kindergarten Teacher PBS
Renee Harper RichterBaton Rouge, LA
To The Wimberly Family,
We were so sorry to hear the news about Sam. He was such a blessing to everyone at Parkview. May God be with you in your time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Oscar, Deborah and Jillian Long
Deborah LongBaton Rouge, LA
Bro Collin Mrs Gina,
We are so sorry for your loss of Samuel. Our prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength during this time. Gods Love, Missy Danny Smith
Missy SmithDeRidder, LA
Bro. Collin, Gina Family
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family at the loss of Samuel. May God give you peace in the midst of your storm.
The Kerr Family,
Albert, Dawn James Albert
Dawn KerrSwartz, LA
Words cannot express our deep condolences. Please know that we lift each of you in prayer to the Heavenly Father. We pray for Him to minister Peace and Grace to you all as ONLY He can.
With MUCH love,
John Susie HandyCollinston, LA