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Vanda Simpson

June 10, 1920 — March 29, 2015

SIMPSON, Vanda Bloyd, 94, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, March 29, 2015.

She was a loving wife, a nurturing mother and grandmother, a supportive aunt and cousin, a faithful friend and an active prayer warrior. She loved her family, friends, church and her Lord.

Vanda was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Coleman R. Simpson; a son, Royce C. Simpson; two daughters, Thelma Simpson Mengedoht and Velma Simpson Smith. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Rev. John L. Bloyd and Beulah E. Nelson Bloyd; and her brothers, Grady E. Bloyd and Elmer W. Bloyd; and her sister, Phyllis Bloyd; one nephew, Forrest E. Bloyd; one great great grandson, Jase R. Bowman; and her son-in-law, Rev. James L. Smith.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn G. Simpson; five grandchildren, Rev. John E. Smith (Becky), Timothy L. Smith (Amy), Susan M. Bowman, Chris T. Mengedoht, and Brian C. Simpson; 11 grandchildren, Dwayne C. Bowman, Cody E. Bowman, Jason T. Mengedoht, Lauren Mengedoht Grace (Andy), Amanda L. Mengedoht, Chris B. Mengedoht, Jordan E. Smith, Hunter D. Smith, Stephen L. Smith, Kristen L. Smith, and Riley M. Simpson; and ten great great grandchildren; three cousins, Ethel Dollar, Boyd Lutz, and Frances Bloyd Carlisle. She is also survived by nieces, Berneda B. Wright, Nadeen Brawner and Cynthia Jenkins; and two nephews, Amos L. Bloyd and Rev. Kenneth Bloyd; son-in-law, Curtis R. Mengedoht; daughter-in-law, Connie Simpson; brother-in-law, Floyce C. Simpson, plus many long-time friends and church family.

Vanda B. Simpson was a member of Fern Creek Baptist Church, Sisterhood, Young at Heart, and the Quilter's Club. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a life member of IUE/AFL. She worked for GE for twenty-five years. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family and visited forty-eight of the fifty states. She enjoyed sewing and making crafts and decorating her home for the holidays. She especially enjoyed Christmas and large family gatherings. She was an avid Bible student and fierce prayer warrior, praying for family and friends.
She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed!

Visitation: 2-8pm Tuesday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road and after 9am Wednesday at the church.
Funeral 10:00am Wednesday at Fern Creek Baptist Church, 5920 Bardstown Road. Burial 3pm Wednesday at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, Greensburg, KY.

Donations may be made to Fern Creek Baptist Church Building Fund or Honduras Mission Trip.

Service Details

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 10:00am, Highlands Funeral Home

Interment Details

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

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