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Carol Ann Simpson, age 80, of Peoria, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 at 10:38 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born Dec. 24, 1940 in Peoria to Elmer and Dorothy (Low) Sheaffer. She married George F. Simpson, Sr. on Oct. 28, 1961 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2017 in Peoria. Also preceding her in death are her parents; one son, Sgt. Mark Simpson; two grandsons, Mark Simpson, Jr and D.J. Camp; and two siblings, Pat and David. Survivors include her four children, Beth (Doug) Camp of Bartlett, TX, Carol (Jim) Goewey of Spring Bay, George “Jason” Simpson, Jr of Missoula, MT, Amy (Allen) Lee of Creve Coeur; one daughter-in-law, Aletha Simpson of Copperas Cove, TX; nineteen grandchildren; fifteen great- grandchildren; and one brother, John Sheaffer.
Carol was a dedicated wife and mother. She loved reading and all types of crafts, especially sewing and crocheting. She was a member of El Vista Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the El Vista Baptist Church in Peoria. Rev. Joey Watt will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to El Vista Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.woolsey-wilton.com
A World of Thanks
During this past week, Bro. Jim Rassi reached his seventy-eighth birthday, and for the first time in decades he did not renew his CDL for driving a church bus. We thank the Lord for his many years of service, not only in the bus ministtry, but in AWANA, Sunday School, and other areas. Sharon has also been greatly involved in the ministry in AWANA, nursery, and as a deaconess. Though his bus driving days are over, we look forward to continued ministry here at El Vista Baptist Church.
Share the Gospel
At the beginning of 2021 pick up some tracts from the rack and start a habit of sharing the Gospel. Even with a mask on, you can ask someone to read this pamphlet that has good news for 2021!
We are looking forward to our third prophecy conference with Dr. Jimmy DeYoung in the spring or early summer of 2021. Dates are uncertain because of the challenges of the virus.
In October we plan to have a Missions Conference/Revival with Dr. Phil Stringer as our special speaker the week of October 17.
EL VISTA BAPTIST CHURCH has responded to requests for online giving. We are now signed up with Givelify, the mobile giving app for places of worship and charities. There is a link provided under the "Contact Us" page of our website or you can download the Givelify app for Android or iPhone.
Givelify gives you a beautiful, easy giving experience using your smartphone. There are no frustrating web forms or text-to-give codes to memorize. Even better, it’s free to download and use. It’s totally safe and secure, and for tax time you have one-tap access to your complete donation records.
Thank you for your support.
Do you have a prayer request? Please call the church and leave a message before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, or send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A good supply of Bible tracts will serve you well during these days. You can share them with people with a friendly greeting and encouragement to read a message of hope from the Bible.
One of our men, Bro. Gail Adair, loves to witness and give out Bible Tracts on the city bus. He would love to enlist you into a ministry of soul winning on public transit. If you’d like to know more about this opportunity you could contact him at email@example.com.
The El Vista Teens have a full schedule of fun activities and spiritual training. Led by Pastor Phil & Randi Lancaster, the Teen Group meets in Sunday School at 9:30 AM, then has Teen Soul Winning at 4:30 PM. Wednesday night and Power Hour & prayer time start at 7:00 PM.
We appreciate the time our workers give to the young people -- teaching, visiting, planning, and hosting a number of activities every year. Our desire is to see the young people come to know the Lord Jesus as Savior; to walk with Him in daily life at home, school, and neighborhood; and to yield their lives to Him in following His will. Pray for our teens, their parents, and our outreach to them.
El Vista Baptist Church has been improving the Children's Church Ministry over the past few years. Now consisting of three groups during our morning service, our skillful workers love the children, and on an age-sensitive basis teach the Word of God. Many have been won to Christ and lessons for Christian living have been taught.