God sought to take his beloved child, Mrs. Julia Doreen Simpkins, into His kingdom on Sept. 2, 2020. Julia was born to Edward “Monk” White (deceased) and Lillie Mae “Red” Tankard on March 13, 1965, in Exmore.
She professed Christ at an early age and united with Mount Calvary Baptist in Exmore. Julia received her education in the public schools of Northampton County. After graduating high school, Julia sought employment at Perdue Farms, where she remained for 10 years. After her employment at Perdue Farms, she completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Eastern Shore Community College, Melfa. Then, Julia sought employment with Intrepid Healthcare Services, Onancock. She worked there for 20 years.
Her hobbies included spending time with her family, whom she loved so dearly, shopping, watching movies, home decorating, and shopping with her mom. As we knew, she was always well dressed, very neat, and stylish.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Brian Simpkins; three sons, Kenny Tankard, Keon Tankard, and Keyshawn Simpkins; daughter, Kiara Townsend; stepdaughter, Ashaunti Baines; mother, Lillie Tankard; mother-in-law, Betty Simpkins; brothers, Edward Tankard, Randy White, Jeffery Tankard, Roy Tankard, and Lionel Tankard; sisters, Linda Tankard, Joan Beckett, Ann Handy, and Linda White; sisters-in-law, Sharita Henderson-Tankard, Anita Tankard, and Courtney Simpkins; sister-friend, Margaret Strand; and several nieces and nephews as well as a host of other loved ones.
Graveside service was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Exmore, on Sept. 12, 2020, with Pastor Jeffery Smith officiating.