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Joan L. Sames

Joan L. Sames

Jan 23, 1951 - Aug 28, 2022

Joan L. Sames - Obituary


oan Linell “Joanie” Sames, 71, a 66-year resident of Edgewater, MD passed away peacefully on August 28, 2022 at her family home of 45 years in Edgewater due to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). She showed great courage and strength throughout her illness. Joanie is survived by her two so-so special children, (IYKYK), Michelle Agee-Collett (Don) and Bryan Agee (Tiffany Clarke and her son, Colten) and two grandchildren, Sophie Collett of Edgewater and Brendon Agee of Clearwater, FL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Sames, Jr.; her uncle, Lester Trott and her aunt, Mildred “Mobie” Sherbert. Born on January 23, 1951 in Cheverly, MD to the late Margaret Schofield and Edward Sames, Joanie was a graduate of DuVal High School in Lanham, MD. She held two careers. First as a Real Estate Agent, then later as a Deputy Assistant Bureau Chief for the Federal Communications Commission. She happily retired at 62. Brendon, her first grandchild, lovingly named her “Boo” when he was a toddler after her black cat, and the name stuck! Everyone who knew Grandma Boo loved her. She treated everyone like family. Boo took great pride in her home and gardens. She loved cultivating her flowers, plants and grass. She spent hours making sure everything was in the most perfect place…inside and out…so when you visited, it felt like home. She extended this passion within the community as a volunteer for South River Park’s beautification committee. She took great pride in an enchanted path she created that was even used as a backdrop for a wedding. Boo was an excellent cook. She enjoyed hosting and entertaining…especially during the holidays. From homemade chocolate chip cookies, brownies and cheesecake to fried chicken, meatballs and potato things, everyone loved her cooking. And her pumpkin pie was the best! She would say it’s all so good because it was cooked with “love.” One of her favorite places was her back porch, where the “drinks are cold and the friendship is free.” You would often find her there with a Michelob Ultra enjoying the sounds of her waterfall by the pool. She also enjoyed shopping and definitely passed this habit down…Michelle and Sophie got their love of shopping honestly. She absolutely loved taking her grandchildren to Homestead Gardens during Christmas time. Friends are invited to celebrate Joanie’s life on Thursday, September 1 from 4 pm until her funeral service begins at 6 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. To help others suffering with this terminal neuromuscular disease, we ask that memorial contributions be made to the Team Gleason Foundation, P.O. Box 24493, New Orleans, LA 70184 or online at: teamgleason.org. Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.