Sammy's Funeral and Burial

$13,760 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 273 people in 19 months
Edina Alcantra
on behalf of Jacinto Torrez
 TULARE, CA
Our loved one, Samuel Morales, "Sammy" passed away unexpectedly last evening and our family is in need of prayers during this tragic and painful time. At this moment, our family has a financial need and we are trying to cover expenses for funeral arrangements and final burial costs. Any amount is a gift and a blessing and is surely appreciated.
If you knew Sammy, you were touched by his kind and loving character. He was never afraid to be himself and was always such a proud young man. He gave the warmest hugs and knew how to make you feel special, because he was very special, himself. He was always so respectful and considerate of others because he really had a good heart and loved his family and friends. Our Samuel, was so precious to so many of us, and we are all blessed in many ways for the smiles he left in our hearts. Those wonderful memories will always be treasured. This sweet child is now resting. Although this time is very difficult, so many of you have already expressed your love and support. With much gratitude, we ask that you'll keep his immediate family in your prayers, especially his loving mom, Nova Torrez, his sisters: Karizma Alcantra and Celeste Alcantra, his brother Jimmy Morales Jr. , and the men he looked up to as his dads on this earth, Randy Alcantra and Jacinto Torrez. God bless you all, and thank you in advance.














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For the past few days, there have been moments filled with pain, heartbreak, and sadness, but we have also felt a lot of love, compassion, and support. Because of everyone's efforts, we were able to cover all expenses. There have been so many monetary donations and outrageous gestures filled with love and thankfully, has lightened that burden of worry that we had on the first night of how we would be able to do this. Without all of your contributions and continued support, none of this would be possible. Thank you for being a part of our family and making this possible!
As we read your numerous comments on this page, we realized that there were many lives affected by our Sammy. He was truly very special with a kind, loving heart and an intoxicating smile. That smile seems to be remembered by many! Thank you for bringing comfort to the Torrez home. We had an incredible Raiders win last night! That one was for Sammy!!!... He loved the Raiders! May you all be blessed! Once again, thank you all. We extend our love to all of your families. The message below are from my sis, Nova and her husband, Jacinto. Please keep them in your prayers, along with the immediate family, Sammy's brother Jimmy Morales Jr. And sisters: Karizma Alcantra and Celeste Alcantra, as they lay him to rest today.
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"Services for my Beautiful Handsome Baby Boy Samuel will be Monday, November 7th @ 9 am (viewing) 10:30am services @ Salsard & Dillards. Followed by the burial directly after. If you would like to attend you have OUR personal invitation. Sorry that I am not messaging everyone back. Just know We love you all & thank you so much with every piece of my soul." - Nova Torrez

"My Family & Friends will be honoring our Beautiful Angel Sammy's favorite football team "Raiders" tomorrow (11/7/16). We would love for all those who wish to join us to wear your Raider gear or thier colors. And for his FRIENDS, you can wear anything your heart feels like wearing. You will be a huge part of the services & just having you there & me being able to give you all hugs is all my heart desires. Once again. Thank you all for the continued love & support for our Family.' ❤ PLEASE SHARE! - Nova Torrez
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**There will be a gathering at the Sports Park on Dinuba Blvd. in Visalia, following the burial services. You are welcome to bring food, drinks, and desserts.
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Thank you for making this possible! May you all be blessed!

'Services for my Beautiful Handsome Baby Boy Samuel will be Monday @ 9 am (viewing) 10:30am services @ Salsard & Dillards. Followed by the burial directly after. If you would like to attend you have OUR personal invitation. Sorry that I am not messaging everyone back. Just know We love you all & thank you so much with every piece of my soul."

My Family & Friends will be honoring our Beautiful Angel Sammy's favorite football team "Raiders" tomorrow. We would love for all those who wish to join us to wear your Raider gear or thier colors. And for his FRIENDS, you can wear anything your heart feels like wearing. You will be a huge part of the services & just having you there & me being able to give you all hugs is all my heart desires. Once again. Thank you all for the continued love & support for our Family ❤ PLEASE SHARE!

There will be a gathering at the Sports Park on Dinuba Blvd. in Visalia, following the burial services. You are welcome to bring food, drinks, and desserts.
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You re all so unbelievable! For those of you who have expressed your love in any way, and didn't see the post, I want you to know that my sis, Nova, is filled with an overwhelming state of disbelief at the compassion that you've all shown: "My heart & prayers are with each & every one of you who have had us in your thoughts & prayers. This beautiful community of ours has reached out to my Family in more ways than I can even begin to explaine. My heart is overwhelmed with feelings of love that we are recieving. We thank you, I THANK YOU!! How can I ever repay such love & gratitude, the donations, the food, the hugs, the prayers. I love you all, even the ones who I've never met untill this tragedy. I promise with all that I have, I will be there for each child, parent, friend, family member ANYONE who needs comfort. My Sammy was LOVE & I will return that love ❤ #Sammy #BabyBear #MyBaby." -- Nova Torrez
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Our family is so overcome with gratitude. The donations have been coming in and we have been blessed to have so much support, empathy, and love, even from people who don't know us. Thank you for helping us. Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for going through this with us! Although the parents cannot personally respond to all of you, please know that they are truly touched by the love you've shown and have expressed their heartfelt thanks to each of you who have carried the hurt with us. God bless you all!
Our handsome angel.
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Sarahelena Martinez
19 months ago
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My daughter Jacqueline was heart broken with the unexpected loss of your son. She remembers him as always being funny and caring. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Know that he is an angel looking over all of us.

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Laurie Harris Albright
19 months ago
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I'm so sorry for loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your love one at this difficult time.

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Adrian DeLeon
19 months ago
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Nova my sincerest condolences my friend to you and your family. You are all in my prayers. May God bring comfort and peace during this time. Love you friend.

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Sandra Rios Taff
19 months ago
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We love you Nova and are praying for you and your family

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Letty Villegas
19 months ago
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May he Rest In Peace. My son Abel will remember you as the happy, sweet friend you were. prayers for you family.

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$13,760 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 273 people in 19 months
Created November 2, 2016
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Shannon Mandaro
19 months ago

Sammy was a great friend and will be greatly missed. Sorry the donation is late but hope it helps.

SM
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Siang Moua
19 months ago

Our son Akira was heart broken when he found out the bad news. Sammy was his best friend, and like his brother. He said that Sammy was like a brother to him. They were really close, because they always hung out after school and during school. Your family will be in our prayers

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Looney Family
19 months ago

Sending our continued thoughts and prayers for all of the family. May you continue to be blessed with love and support from all. Our heart goes out to you all my dear friend Nova! May Sammy's beautiful smile shine down on you from heaven always. Love always, The Looney Family

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19 months ago
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Sherri Coleman
19 months ago
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My heart aches for you and your family Nova. Prayers many prayers for you guys . Fly Sammy fly

Sarahelena Martinez
19 months ago
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My daughter Jacqueline was heart broken with the unexpected loss of your son. She remembers him as always being funny and caring. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Know that he is an angel looking over all of us.

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Laurie Harris Albright
19 months ago
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I'm so sorry for loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your love one at this difficult time.

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Adrian DeLeon
19 months ago
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Nova my sincerest condolences my friend to you and your family. You are all in my prayers. May God bring comfort and peace during this time. Love you friend.

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Sandra Rios Taff
19 months ago
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We love you Nova and are praying for you and your family

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Letty Villegas
19 months ago
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May he Rest In Peace. My son Abel will remember you as the happy, sweet friend you were. prayers for you family.

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