of Shirley, AR
March 18, 1949 - October 9, 2022
Judy Simpkins fought many battles in her life, born on March 18, 1949, Judith Anne was the eldest child of CJ (Tige) and Merle Huggins. When she was a child, she survived many pranks by a red headed "little" brother. Her younger sister beheaded her Barbie's and buried them under the ash pile. There are rumors of her being chased through the yard by her daddy...though we're not really sure who won that one. She married a military man and spent her adult life fighting every battle he did...she fought on the home front while he fought wherever the Army sent him. The Lord blessed her with three daughters...and then the battles truly began. Ask one of her girls about all the fights they had between them...momma was always the one in the middle and it usually ended up with everyone rolling on the floor laughing. She fought battles that were long and hard, and she fought them well. She lost her battle with COPD and Cancer on October 9, 2022. On August 9, 1966 she married Jerry Simpkins. They were married for fifty years and were blessed with three daughters, Marlana, Tonia and Carmon. Marlana is married to Larry Dollar, Jr. currently of Maumelle, Arkansas. They have four children, Devin, Brittany, Elizabeth and Matthew. Tonia was tragically killed in a tornado in 2008. Her husband, Raymond, now lives in Vilonia. They have two children, Andrew and Corina. Carmon and two of her children, Coltyn and Chayse currently reside in Shirley, while Mikhaila and her family live in Marshall. Jerry and Judy were blessed with 16 great grandchildren and truly, 16 great grandchildren were blessed with Jerry and Judy's love and wisdom. Judy's siblings, little brother, Charles and his wife, Mona as well as sisters, Kathy and Marsha, all reside in Shirley AR. She had an infant brother, Richard that was tragically stillborn. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Simpkins; their daughter, Tonia (Simpkins) Selken and her parents, Merle and CJ Huggins. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 15 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Eglantine Cemetery. Fellowship, love, laughter, stories and perhaps a few tears will be shared over a luncheon at Lexington Baptist Church onHwy 110. Please contact Brandy Treadaway (501) 253-0145 with any questions. Visitation services will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas. Funeral service is at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Eglantine Cemetery in Shirley, Arkansas.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
Great memories of Judy as both a cousin and friend, always had a smile and fun to be around. Judy, Betty Jo and I played together when we gathered with family as toddlers and through the younger years. The years at Shirley School was fun hanging out with Judy and all the teens.I'm thankful we have always stayed in contact. May God give comfort and peace to all her family.
Dear Family: I will always remember how loving and caring of everyone in their life that Judy & Jerry were. I had plans to visit her next week, but she couldn't wait. I know she is in a wonderful place. I pray that God will bless you and ease your sorrow as time passes. Love to all.Deb
Praying for family she was a special woman
Marlana and Carmen, I was so happy to see your dad again and meet your mom some forty plus years after your dad and I were in school together. Even being with them for a short time it was easy to see their love for and pride in each other. It’s a great joy to know your mom has joined Jerry and your sister Tonia in their heavenly home, but such a deep sadness for those of you who will miss her being with you here on earth. Blessings and prayers for all of you.
Carmon and Marlana my heart goes out to yall. Your mom was one if the most wonderful woman I had ever met. She will be greatly missed.
Marlana, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have fond memories of her being such a sweet lady when we were in school. She and your dad were certainly fun. Praying for comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.
Marsha I am so sorry for the loss of your precious sister. Judy had a kind and caring spirit that brought joy to so many. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you and family.
I am SOOO thankful to have known Judy, Jerry & the family. They were truly amazing! I have SOOO many wonderful memories. Marlana, Carmon & family y’all are always in my thoughts & prayers.
I'm so sorry for the family's tremendous loss! My thoughts, love and prayers go out to the family!
Prayers for the family 🙏🙏
I am so sorry, Judy was a sweet beautiful, compassionate lady, she will be missed. I pray God wraps His arms around all the family for comfort and peace. Love you all very much. God Bless
To the Simpkins/Huggins family: My sympathy and prayers to the family. Judy was so sweet and a wonderful person. God Bless her and may she RIP.
My condolences to Judy's family. I went to school with her and have some good memories. May God bless each of you with peace and comfort during this trying time.
I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was such a strong woman and its difficult to acknowledge that she is no longer with us. God bless you all
So very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for the family.