Samantha Zainab Tambi


Samantha Zainab Tambi was born March 26, 1983, in Columbus, Ohio to Samuel and Meita Tambi at Mount Caramel hospital. She grew up on the eastside of Columbus, Ohio. Samantha attending Dunloe elementary for grade school, Groveport Madison Middle school north for middle school, and Groveport Madison High school for her high school years.

Samantha was apart of the Groveport Madison High school drill team and ran track, her specialty being the hurdles. While Samantha was pursuing her high school career, she was picked out of thousands of girls her age, to be a part of the Barbizon modeling school. She loved to look and feel good. After graduating high school in 2005, Samantha went to the Spa school in Whitehall, Ohio specializing in esthetics.

In 2004, Samantha gave birth to her first son Kanden Micah. Shortly after, Samantha gave birth to her second son Antonio Gavin. In 2016, Samantha gave birth to her last son Xavier.

Samantha gave her all in anything that she pursued. In Samantha’s last days, she worked as a manager at a local gas station. The neighborhood fell in love with Samantha’s contagious smile and friendly loving disposition. Samantha was an exceptional mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to all of her family and people that she knew. She will truly be missed.

Samantha Zainab Tambi was survived by her 3 sons, Kaden, Antonio, Xavier; parents, Samuel and Meita Tambi; siblings, Samuele, Alonzo, Admire, Mardea; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends that love her dearly.
Rest well our Angel

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4760 Winchester Pike. Columbus, Ohio 43232

Condolence Messages

  1. Elizabeth Williams

    Sam I’m so sorry that this has happened! I’m lost for words! I just hugged u last Saturday when I seen you! You congratulated me on my recovery and I told you how beautiful u were/are! I will forever love and remember you as my little pretty black Barbie! God has you in his care now! You will be missed Truly My pretty black Barbie!!! God BlessYou the family!!!

  2. Bob and Patty Wycuff

    so sorry for you loss

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. May her soul RIH

  4. Eboni Tillman (Robinson)

    My Sincere Condolences to the entire Tambi Family. Samantha is a very special person. I met Sam at Groveport Madison MS North and she was always so very nice to me anytime we crossed paths. I will forever remember her infectious smile. So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers…

  5. Darlington Cummings family

    Sam & Meita, we are so sorry for your loss.

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