July 17, 1927 - February 16, 2022
Ida Mae Simpkins, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was born July 17, 1927 in Creston, Louisiana to Arthur and Francis (Demery) Williams. She was the sixth of seven children born to this union. Both parents preceded her in death. Ida Mae spent her formative years in Louisiana, where she accepted Christ at a young age. She was educated in the Louisiana school system and in May of 1947 she graduated from Springville High School at Coushatta, LA. Following her high school graduation, she attended a year of college. Ida Mae relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, where she later met and married Renoil Simpkins Sr. (deceased) in 1959. Together they raised three children, Renoil Simpkins Jr. (deceased), Teresa Simpkins Dillard and Tracy Simpkins King, both of Georgia. The family moved from Kansas City to Topeka, Kansas. She was a faithful member of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Topeka until she moved back to Kansas City. In Kansas City, she served faithfully at Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church before moving to Georgia in 1993. She has served faithfully at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Lawrenceville, Georgia until her passing. At Pleasant Hill Baptist Church she served on the Board of Directors, Building Fund Committee, Missionary Ministry, Golden Seniors and as a Mother of the Church. Ida Mae was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Not only was Ida Mae a faithful church member but she was also a hard worker. She worked at several companies throughout her career. She eventually retired from Kansas University Medical Center, where she worked in Hospitality. She was known for giving sage counsel, whether you wanted to hear it or not. She had the gift of hospitality, was a great cook, everyone loved her cornbread dressing and she made a mean SWEET POTATO PIE! She had a love for gardening and a very green thumb. She took pride in her presentation and was always sharply dressed and had an immense love for hats. Mother Simpkins never missed an opportunity to tell you about the Lord and what He’s done for her. In the end she was at peace and ready to meet her Savior. Ida Mae was preceded in death by her three brothers, Ira, Robert and Hezekiah Williams, her three sisters, Josie Lee Reliford Taylor, Rosiella Taylor and Willie Ruth Joyner, one son Renoil Simpkins Jr., and one grandson Derrick Davis Sr. On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, surrounded by her daughters, she was escorted to heaven by her savior, Jesus Christ. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Teresa Simpkins Dillard (Andre) and Tracy Simpkins King (Radley) both of Georgia; four grandchildren, Kiara TeShawn Lary, Renoil Simpkins III (Karissa), Erica Karece Walls and Quinton Alexander King all of Georgia; four great-grandchildren, Derrick Davis Jr., Duran Stubbs Jr., Nevaeh Ismia Nicole Jackson and Renoil Simpkins IV. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Ida Mae Simpkins, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was born July 17, 1927 in Creston, Louisiana to Arthur and Francis (Demery) Williams. She was the sixth of seven children born to this union. Both parents preceded her in death. Ida Mae spent her... View Obituary & Service Information
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