Shamon “Sam” Cook, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend was born to the late Ronald Eugene Cook Sr. and Sletter Odessa Cook on October 11, 1975. Shamon departed his earthly life for his eternal home on May 13, 2020 in Cypress, TX.
Shamon was born and raised in Houston, TX, but spent most of his childhood summers in Roxbury, Massachusetts with his late grandmother, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Shamon fondly remembered those summers and attributed the time with his grandmother who he affectionally called “Ma” for shaping his character and giving him a strong work ethic.
Loving to use his strong hands for more than just writing, reading, and arithmetic, Shamon attended several high schools in the Houston Independent School District before continuing his education at the University of Houston. Shamon discovered early that his charming personality made him a natural salesman. Over the years, he worked in sales for a number of industries including automotive, mortgage, telecommunications, and insurance. Shamon loved mostly being his own boss and created several successful businesses in his lifetime.
Shamon loved family and was overjoyed when he became a father in 2001. Raising his daughter, Simone, his “momma bear,” as he lovingly called her was one of the main joys of his life. Shamon was most definitely a #GirlDad as he also loved and raised a niece, Brittani, as his own.
Shamon accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord at an early age. After attending several churches in the Houston area, he joined the Fallbrook Church and most recently enjoyed attending the Lily Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Shamon was a man of great faith with an eternal love for God.
Shamon never met a stranger that he couldn’t connect with. He was well known for his innate ability to authentically bring people together from all walks of life and was never short on conversation. After just a few minutes in his presence, he would tell some funny story he was involved in, and the laughs would begin. Those varied conversations created lasting relationships and friendships.
Shamon was newly married and eager to begin the next chapter of his life when the Lord called him home. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Sherri, daughter Simone, and stepson Brenton Frizell; a niece Brittanie Johnson of Houston, TX; his mother Sletter of Roxbury, MA; a sister Ashanti (Jason) Brown of Milwaukee, WI; a brother Ronald Cook of Roxbury, MA; close cousins, Michael (Charlotte) James of Boston, MA and Earle Taylor of Maine; two aunts, Evelyn Maynard and Marie Townsend of Roxbury, MA; many cousins, and a host of close friends. Shamon is preceded in death by his father, grandparents, a aunt, and two uncles Lawrence Townsend and Joseph Townsend.
With such a great affinity and zest for life, Shamon spent countless hours with friends and family. His larger than life personality, contagious smile, infectious laugh, and those big "bear hugs" will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a small memorial service is planned for family and close friends.