Tiffany Ann Beene, 24, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Tiffany was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was born, July 19, 1988, in Guatemala to missionaries, Michael and Roxanne “Rocky” Beene. Tiffany spent her childhood, until age 18, with the villagers there. She lived with her missionary family where they spent their lives in areas that had no running water or electricity. The family built block homes for huts and started feeding and educational programs. This was Tiffany’s life and love. She loved both the poor and rich and all those in between. She was a lover of people and a servant to all. Her life model was to do what you do with all your heart. She wanted the world and all her friends to know Jesus. Tiffany moved to Kissimmee in 2008. She was a graduate of Southeastern University and she was employed as a marketing coordinator at Regal Boats. We will miss our angel girl, but know that we will see her soon! We are not home yet… We can’t wait to see you Tiff, you are so missed!
Tiffany is survived by her parents Michael and Rocky Beene; maternal grandparents Carl and Bernie Moro; sisters Chelsea and Kayla Beene; and brother Travis Beene.
A visitation will be conducted in Tiffany’s honor, Friday, February 8, 2013, from 6-8pm at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2125 South Bartow Highway in Lakeland. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 11am at Church of the Son, 4484 North John Young Parkway in Orlando. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made in her memory, to Faith In Action, P.O. Box 451346, Kissimmee, FL 34744, or online at
www.FIAministries.org, designated to Tiffany Beene.
Samuel “Sam” Jonathan Hampton, 24, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Sam was born November 14, 1988 in Tampa FL. He was a lifelong resident of Winter Haven. Sam was a business manager of a cattle ranch. He was a member of Tampa Car Meet and the Ferrari Club of Tampa Bay. He is survived by his mother, Lynn Hampton, and his aunt, Leigh Hampton. Sam loved many things such as food, cars, and traveling but nothing gave him more joy than doing these things with his friends. Sam did not pull punches, but rather told you how he felt. If you were in his life, it is because he wanted you there. Sam was the kind of man who would do anything for his friends. Sam loved food, he shared his food. Sam loved cars, he shared his cars. Sam loved to see the world, but he chose not see it alone. Sam loved God, he shared his God. His giving nature was a testament to his fine upbringing and his genuine relationship with Jesus. Sam would not want us to mourn for him; he lived a life of adventure and passed the way he wanted to, beside his best friend. Sam loved to travel; he loved adventure and honestly would not have it any other way. He is now living the greatest adventure and still has his best friend by his side.
A visitation will be conducted in Sam’s honor, Friday, February 8, 2013, from 6-8pm at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2125 South Bartow Highway in Lakeland. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 11am at Church of the Son, 4484 North John Young Parkway in Orlando. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, Sam’s family requests that donations be made in his memory, to Faith in Action, P.O. Box 451346, Kissimmee, FL 34744, or online at
“We were raised with the understanding and idea of how to BE the Gospel, and that you are to BE the Gospel with your life. You live it out, you are love. Tiffany was very focused and had one purpose and one desire in her heart and mind, and that was to see her friends saved and to see the world know Jesus. Several friends of Tiffany and Sam were present when the accident happened. I believe God, in His mercy, used this accident so that our friends might be part of a generation that is shaken awake and able to realize that we are not invincible.”