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Naomi "Jib" Simpson Rife

March 29, 1940 April 22, 2018
Naomi "Jib" Simpson Rife
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Naomi “Jib” Simpson Rife, 78 years of age of Garden Creek, VA passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Wallins Creek, KY, March 29, 1940 she was the daughter of the late AM Simpson and Rachel Brock Simpson.

Jib enjoyed canning, gardening and playing cards. She also loved to travel and was always ready to go. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Theo Witt, four sisters, Thelma Brock, Irene Johnson, Mildred Price, Nina Nantz and two brothers, Homer Simpson and Robert Simpson.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Witt of Oakwood, VA, Rachel Deel and husband Vern of Vansant, VA; son, Theo Witt, Jr. and wife Denise of Keen Mountain, VA; two sisters, Carol Murphy of Princetion, WV and Faye Charles and husband Billy of Wolford, VA.

She was also survived by two grandchildren, Kris Witt, Madison Witt; special loved ones, Kim Lake of Verona, KY, Shane Breeding of Belfast, VA; several nieces, nephews and special granddog Bella.

Funeral services for Naomi “Jib” Simpson Rife will be conducted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at the Garden Baptist Church, Garden Creek, VA with Pastor Brandon Estep and Pastor Shane Breeding officiating . Burial will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Bluefield, VA.

Nephews will serve as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Thelma “Snook” Sweeton, Terry Lake, Lisa Breeding, Danny McClanahan, Jason Lake, Tara Lake, Sarah Lake, Bryer Breeding and Jordon Collins.

The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Garden Baptist Church, Twin Valley High School or Council High School.

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The family of Naomi “Jib” Simpson Rife have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM 4/24/2018 6:00:00 PM
Garden Baptist Church

9417 Garden Creek Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Garden Baptist Church
9417 Garden Creek Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

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12:00 PM 4/25/2018 12:00:00 PM
Garden Baptist Church

9417 Garden Creek Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Garden Baptist Church
9417 Garden Creek Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Grandview Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

Bluefield, WV

Bluefield WV
United States

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