A Celebration of the Life of Reva V. Simpson, 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Reva (Honeycutt) Simpson, daughter of the late Everett Alvin and Anna Mae (Martin) Honeycutt, was born June 9, 1926 near Winona, Missouri. She dedicated her life to Jesus as a young woman, and entered into eternal rest October 29, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Reva spent her early years working along-side her parents and siblings in the family’s business ventures. She attended Winona Public Schools graduating with the Class of 1946. Her high school classmates voted her most athletic, prettiest eyes, and most likely to succeed. She met the love of her life, Floyd Simpson, and the two were wed on July 2, 1947. Their union spanned just over 66 years. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters; Cheri (Simpson) Beavers, Dianna (Simpson) Weaver, and Debra Simpson. Reva spent the early years of her marriage raising their daughters and making a home. In 1956, she began working at Rawlings Manufacturing Company where she was employed for twenty-five years. She formed lasting friendships during her working years. Reva cherished her membership in the Order of the Eastern Star where she was a faithful member for more than 50 years. She served in many offices and was appointed as District Deputy Grand Matron in 1986. Reva was a committed servant of the Lord through her membership at First Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher. After her retirement, she delighted in fishing and camping with her family and friends. Reva possessed the gift of hospitality and prepared delicious home cooked meals often for guests and family. She anticipated holidays and birthdays with great preparation and tremendous joy and love.
Reva is survived by daughters, Cheri Beavers and husband, Richard, Dianna Weaver, and Debra Simpson; her granddaughters, Erica Walker and husband, Kyle, Sara (Weaver) Dockins and husband, Michael, and Tara Weaver; her great-grandchildren, Gracelyn and Brett Walker, and Benjamin Weaver; brother, Ralph E. Honeycutt and wife, Vina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant son, her sisters, Mildred Lockman Cooley, Edna Martin, her brothers, Kenneth and Dale Honeycutt, her son-in-law, Michael Weaver, and two infant grandsons, Rhett and Ryan Weaver.
Reva took great joy in her family and was happiest when surrounded by the ones she loved. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. Her loss leaves a void in our hearts that can never be filled, but we rejoice in the woman she was and celebrate her heavenly homecoming.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made in Reva’s memory to First Baptist Church Food Pantry, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank Dr. Aaron Mills, Kelly Mills, Physician Assistant, Nursing Staff of Ozarks Medical Center, ICU, Anna Michel and staff of NHC, especially the nursing staff of A Hall, David Ball, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church and Pastor John King.