Rayetta Simpson Erwin

Published 8:33 am Monday, August 26, 2019

Rayetta Simpson Erwin


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Rayetta Simpson Erwin, 81, of Danville passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. Born Dec. 19, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edward Popplewell and Ada Tapp Popplewell.

She is survived by three sons, William Ray Boone of Danville, Calvin Boone of Danville, and Lee (Suzanne) Anderson of Owensboro; one daughter, Debbie (James) Anderson; two brothers, Bobby (Debbie) Popplewell of Stanford and Steve (Claudia) Popplewell of Bardstown; two sisters, Patsy Coleman of Liberty and Judy Rice of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was retired from Walmart after 21 years and was currently a caregiver. Rayetta was caring and compassionate and loved the Lord. She will be remembered by her favorite saying, “I’m blessed.”

Visitation will be Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at Faith Fellowship, 255 Jane Trail, Danville with funeral on Monday at 3 p.m. at the church by Bro. Rudy Henderson. Burial will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Michael Boone, Peyton Anderson, Jesse Anderson, Jimmy Anderson, Logan Anderson, Bobby Popplewell, and Steve Popplewell. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Fellowship. Guestbook available at www.wlpruitt.com.