Whitaker, Esther "Sammy", 45, of Sebring, Florida, entered into rest on Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was born in Hopewell, Virginia on November 7, 1968. Esther had a great love for swimming and gymnastics, which are some of the sports she performed during the Special Olympics. She is survived by her mother, Jacqualine Tolliver and step-father Kenneth Tolliver, and father Thurman "Bud" Whitaker; brothers, Kenneth Tolliver Jr., Earl Tolliver, and Bill Tolliver; and numerous cousins and relatives. Esther now joins in heaven her grandmother, Esther Warren. A Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home of Brandon; family will start receiving guests one hour prior to service.