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Vanda Bloyd Simpson, 94, Green Co. KY (1920-2015)

Mrs. Vanda Bloyd Simpson of Louisville, Kentucky, a native of Green County, daughter of the late Rev. John L. Bloyd and Beulah E. Nelson Bloyd, was born on June 10, 1920, and went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was 94 years of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Fern Creek Baptist Church, Sisterhood, Young at Heart, and the Quilter's Club. She was a Kentucky Colonel and a life member of the IUE/AFL. She worked for GE for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family, and visited 48 of the 50 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 daily for family and friends.

She united in marriage to Coleman R. Simpson, who preceded her in death after 65 years of marriage.

Survivors include a daughter: Carolyn G. Simpson of Louisville; five grandchildren: Rev. John E. and Becky Smith, Timothy L. and Amy Smith, Susan M. Bowman, Chris T. Mengedoht, and Brian C. Simpson; eleven great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; three cousins: Ethel Dollar, Boyd Lutz, and Frances Bloyd Carlisle; nieces: Berneda B. Wright of Campbellsville, Nadeen Brawner, and Cynthia Jenkins; two nephews: Amos L. Bloyd and Rev. Kenneth Bloyd; a son-in-law: Curtis R. Mengedoht; daughter-in-law: Connie Simpson; brother-in-law: Floyce C. Simpson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Simpson was also preceded in death by a son: Royce C. Simpson; two daughters: Thelma Simpson Mengedoht, and Velma Simpson Smith; brothers: Grady E. Bloyd, and Elmer W. Bloyd; a sister: Phyllis Bloyd; a nephw: Forrest E. Bloyd; a great-great-grandson: Jase R. Bowman; and her son-in-law: Rev. James L. Smith.

The funeral services for Mrs. Vanda Bloyd Simpson will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Fern Creek Baptist Church, 5920 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Kentucky with burial to follow at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday at the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M., Est., Tuesday at the Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Kentucky, 40205, and after 9 A.M., Wednesday at the Fern Creek Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Fern Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, or Honduras Missions.

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