Samuel Borum

February 5, 1961 ~ May 16, 2021 (age 60)

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Samuel Borum was born on February 5, 1961, In Elkhart Indiana, the youngest son of proud parents of L.C and Elizabeth (Meekie) Borum. Samuel attended Lincoln Elementary and Pierre Morgan Jr. High.

When his family moved to Missouri, he attended Scott Country Central High School. In his younger years, Samuel resided in California, Missouri, and Ohio but he eventually returned to Elkhart, Indiana.  Samuel was a hard-working man. He was employed by Lippert Components for several years. 

Samuel was lovingly known by family and friends as “Big Poppa” and "Uncle Sam." Samuel was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Anyone who knew Samuel knew that family was very important to him. He had a host of bonus children, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Samuel did not allow blood to determine who family was to him. He had a heart of gold. When Samuel loved you, knew you were loved by him.

Samuel was known for his famous barbeques, family gathering, and wonderful cooking. Samuel was very straightforward. He would say what he wanted when he wanted even if hurt your feeling or not, but it was said out of love. Samuel was also a jokester. He could make you smile even when you didn’t want to because he had jokes. You could always feel Samuel’s presence in the room, even if you did not hear or see him you knew he was there, you most diffidently felt his presence.

He was proceeded in death by his mother Elizabeth Meekie, Father L.C Borum, Stepfather Robert Meekie, Brother David Borum, Special Sister Diedra Miller.

Leaving to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Alecia Borum of Elkhart; his three sisters: Linda Borum of Liverpool, Ohio, Luda Curtis (Jack Curtis) of Elkhart, Indiana, Sondra Prichard of Mississippi; three brothers: Charles Borum of Elkhart, Indiana, Kenny Borum of Sacramento, California, Stanford Prichard of Merrillville, Indiana; three sons: Samuel Gipson of Elkhart, Indiana, Ezra Gipson of Elkhart, Indiana, Devonte Miller of Elkhart, Indiana;  four daughters: Marcela Wade of Vallejo, California, Antonesha, Allunya, Aleyiah Williams of Elkhart, Indiana; bonus sons: his nephews, Joe Borum of Sacramento, California, Earl Burtis of Liverpool, Ohio, Don Burtis of Elkhart Indiana, Edward Burtis of Elkhart, Indiana; and host of nieces and nephews.

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May 30, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

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