Samson L. Arnold, 47, of Monticello passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at his home in Monticello.

He was born in Hamburg on February 28, 1970 to John W. Arnold and Artie Lucas.

Mr. Arnold was a nice, honest man who had a big heart. He was a member Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Eddie B. Loggins. He graduated from Drew Central High School in 1989 and later attended UAM, graduating with a degree in business administration and finance in 1996.

Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by his stepfather, L.C. Lucas.

He is survived by his father, Rev. John Wesley Arnold; his loving mother, Artie Lucas; two brothers, Gary (Margaret) Lucas and Stanley (Shelia) Lucas; seven sisters, Diane (Alonzo) Allen, Erma Riley, Teresa Lucas, Linda Lucas and Melanie Tolefree all of Monticello, Cynthia Williams of Crossett and Shirley (James) Harris of Warner Robins, Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel, Burial will be at Union Ridge Cemetery #2.