Samuel “Sambo” DeLaCerda

Samuel “Sambo” DeLaCerda died unexpectedly in Amarillo, Texas at the age of 61.

Samuel is survived by Victor Antonio DeLaCerda and wife Cecilia of Amarillo, Ricardo DeLaCerda and his wife Eliza of Oak Cliff, Texas, Raul DeLaCerda of Amarillo, Consuelo Meija and husband Joe of Casa Grande, Arizona, Ramon DeLaCerda and wife Imelda of Amarillo, Elias DeLaCerda and wife Jackie of Hereford, Texas, John Mendoza and wife Diana of Amarillo, Carlos Mendoza of Amarillo, Dan Mendoza and wife Hortencia of Amarillo, Paula Leon of Ulysses, Kansas, sister-in-laws Otilia Delacerda, Emilia DeLaCerda and Hilda DeLaCerda of Amarillo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Victor Antonio DeLaCerda Sr,; his mother Paula Mendoza,; stepfather Juan Mendoza,; sister Aurora Ramirez, brothers George DeLaCerda, Israel DeLaCerda, Enrique DeLaCerda, Arturo DeLaCerda, Oscar Delacerda

Samuel was born on October 1, 1959 in Hereford, Texas to Paula and Victor Antonio DeLaCerda. He attended school in Hereford. Samuel enjoyed spending time with his family, and he loved playing card games.

Memorial Services have been entrusted to Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Amarillo, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the burial following immediately after the service at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Hereford, Texas.


  1. Pamela

    Sambo was an amazing uncle if it was his last penny he would spend it to have a good time with family or help anyone.

  2. Bren

    I will miss you greatly Tio Sambo. Thank you for being my Tio. I have such fun Memories of you. Rest In Peace. Give Nana and grand papa a hug from me. Love you always?

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