Carbondale – Samuel Parker Houston, infant son of Melanie Hammond and Robert Houston Jr. was born sleeping at 9:06 p.m. on October 8, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Maria Hammond, Makenna Hammond, and Christina Houston; and one brother, Bryant Houston, all of Carbondale; an aunt, Kanci Houston of Ullin; grandparents, Debra and Robert Houston Sr. of Ullin, Kelly and Randy Upchurch of Hurst, and Vivian Turner of Energy; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Eckles; his aunt, Jamie (Eckles) Mize; and his great grandparents.
Samuel was carried by his mother every moment of his short life and we will love him every moment of ours.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...” Jeremiah 1:5
"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:13-14
Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale assisted the family with the arrangements.