Simpkins, Marie Duncan

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Marie Agnes Simpkins, 86 of Floyd, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 18, 2024 in her home surrounded by family.

Marie was known for her many dedicated years of service at the Radford Arsenal. Everywhere she went she was recognized by many, never knowing a stranger. She loved many things including gardening, flowers, and family gatherings. Her bubbly personality will be dearly missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Marie is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, “Paul” Ritivo Simpkins of Floyd; her children, Karen Lytton of Christiansburg, Kevin (Stacy) Simpkins of Floyd, Kim (Ernie) Woods of Christiansburg, and Kelli Hill of Max Meadows; grandchildren, Timothy (Ashley) Simpkins, Brian Lytton, Justin (Laurel) Simpkins, Tyler Hill, Taylor Hill, Bryce Thompson, and Brent Thompson; many other extended family including great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rommie & Dovie Duncan; son, Kendall Simpkins; granddaughter, Brandy Acord; son-in-law, “Bubby” Phillip Lytton; siblings, Evans Duncan, Maxie (Dick) Neece, Irvin (Lois) Duncan, Carl Duncan, and Bernard (Georgia-Lee) Duncan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024 in the Beaver Creek Church with Pastor Marvin Wade officiating. Interment will follow in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the church.


When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn’t get to say
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time that you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an Angel Came and Called my name
And took me by the hand
And said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And that I have to leave behind
All those I dearly love