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November 19, 2020

Obituary

Pattyce Donaldson Simpkins

March 3, 1940 - November 18, 2020

Pattyce Donaldson Simpkins, age 80 and a resident of Mount Hermon, went to her Heavenly Home Wednesday November 18, 2020 at her home. She was a native of Hodge, LA born March 3, 1940. Upon getting married as a young woman, she began a blessed life as a Pastor’s wife for 59 years. She worked in ministry alongside her husband at churches in Newellton, Farmerville, and Holden before moving to Mt. Hermon in 1967 to pastor Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church. Pattyce played the accordion for many services early in their ministry and later wrote dramas and plays as part of special revival and worship services. Pattyce was a true caregiver at heart, as she served as a “nurse” for many friends, neighbors and others in her community. Though she had no formal training, she used God’s gifts to provide medical help to many people in need through the years, even life-saving measures during emergencies when needed. Pattyce loved to cook for her family and church family and she loved spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Randall Gene and Dena Simpkins of Walker; 2 Daughters and Sons in law: Wanda and Jerry Morgan of Harrison, AR, Suzonne and Rev. Randall Garcia of Mt. Hermon; 7 Grandchildren and Spouses: Ryan and Christen Simpkins, Tara and Isiah Gerald, Kristi and Jason Bledsoe, Kandi and Ty Rowland, Amanda and Todd Boyd, Jessica and Brian Goings, Pattyce and Cody Hughes; 13 Grandchildren: Jayden, Kyleigh, Macie, Maggie, Austin, Landon, Brynlee, Tucker, Raylee Gene, Lucy, Micah, Aspen, Knox; Sister and Brother in law: Gloria and Rev. J.E. Burgess; Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Aubrey Simpkins, Gladys and Eddie Joe Frazier; Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years. Rev. Gene F. Simpkins, parents Rev. S.T. Donaldson and Freda Spurlock Donaldson, sisters Terralyn Donaldson, Ann Donaldson, Robbie Alford, sister in law Sandy Simpkins.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday in the Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Rev. Randall Garcia and Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Covid restrictions and social distancing will be observed for all who attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the Mt. Hermon Pentecostal Church Building Fund (37300 Sunnyhill Road, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450).

Pallbearers are her 6 grandsons Ryan Simpkins, Todd Boyd, Brian Goings, Cody Hughes, Ty Rowland, Jason Bledsoe and great-grandson Austin Boyd.

Honorary Pallbearers are great-grandsons Landon Boyd, Tucker Goings, Micah Hughes, Knox Simpkins

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