HEYWORTH - Samantha Ann Sparks, infant daughter of Timothy A. and Barbara A. Cooksey Sparks, Heyworth, died at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 21, 2005) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Her funeral Mass will be at noon Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church of Merna, Bloomington, with the Rev. Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church of Merna building fund.
Samantha was born Dec. 14, 2005, in Bloomington.
She is survived by her parents; her big brother, Joshua Allen Sparks; maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Cooksey, Taylorville; paternal grandmother, Maureen Chapman, Phoenix, Ariz.; paternal grandfather, Dennis (Susan) Sparks, Highland; maternal stepgrandmother, Colleen Cooksey, Jacksonville; and maternal great-grandfather, Raymond Cooksey, Centralia.
Samantha was a beautiful baby and brought much joy into the home which she had come to bless.