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Dwight McKinley Samuel

June 14, 1948 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 70)
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Dwight Samuel, 70 years old, transitioned from labor to reward with his family by his side on June 1st, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

He is preceded in death by his parents the late McKinley Samuel and Jessie Samuel; a sister Jessie Grant, and a brother David R. Samuel. Dwight attended the Durham Public School System.  He went on to learn the skill of masonry from his father at an early age.

Dwight lived in the legacy of his late father by continuing in the trade and managing a brick masonry business for over 56 years.  D & S Masonry has performed brick restoration, refacing, and foundations for high-end properties in Duke Forest, Black Horse Run, Treybern Subdivisons, and the surrounding areas; as well as, Commercial sites to include Durham Housing Authority, CCB Bank, Ruby Tuesday’s, and Christian Worship Centers.

He became an avid player and Manager for the TinCity, and BullCity Allstars baseball teams. His love for the game of “bid whist”, DeeJaying, and sponsoring fashion shows during his lifetime weaved him many friendships throughout the City of Durham.

His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his lifetime partner Dorothy Ramsey.  He is survived by his two children Lawanda “Nikki” Samuel and Anthony “Amp” Samuel of Durham, NC.; seven grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. His two sisters, Lizzie Dianne Faust (William) of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Decoteur O. Samuel of Long Island, New York, Two Brothers, William L. Samuel (Veronica) of Louisville, Kentucky, and James Harris of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A loving and caring niece, Nayshawna J. Harris who was a comfort care supporter during his illness.  A host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.  

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