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Hixson-Snider Funeral Home

205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy, LA

OBITUARY

Beatrice Woodard Kimball

July 3, 1927July 15, 2020
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Beatrice Woodard Kimball, age 93, a native and resident of DeQuincy, Louisiana died on July 15, 2020 at her residence. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 70 years. Bea was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. As a young girl, she admired a home on Hall Street and said she would marry the man who bought her that house. In August, 1946, she married James E. Kimball and they lived in that house until his death in 2010. Recently, when asked what she would like her obituary to say, she replied “Here lies Bea. Sat on the same corner for 70 years. Wise old owl”. Bea continued living in her home until her recent death.

Bea is predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, James E. Kimball; parents, Lynn and Lela Woodard; four sisters, Jeanette Wilson, Edith Cooley, Frieda Lyons and Ethel Cain; two brothers, Carl Woodard and L.A. Woodard, Jr; and one grandchild, Brandon Hoover.

She is survived by three daughters, Judith Ann Nelson and husband Alton of Houston, Texas, Carol Lynn Kimball of Houston, Texas and Nora B Young and husband Ron of New Windsor, New York; one son, James Thomas Kimball and wife Laura Beth of DeQuincy, LA; six grandchildren, Allan Nelson, Patrick Nelson and wife Angela, Kaitlyn Herron and husband Chris, Kaci Berry and husband Greg, Kiley Kimball and Travis Young; six great grandchildren, Cole and Hannah Herron, Roald (Rollie) Nelson, Wyatt and Sawyer Berry, and Anthony Young; three brothers, Gordon Woodard of Argyle, Texas, and Gene Woodard and Glen Woodard of DeQuincy, LA.

During her last few years on this earth, Bea was attended by wonderful caregivers. Each caregiver had a special relationship with her and gave her much joy and happiness in her final years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of her caregivers – Valerie Larvadain, Connie Brown, Pearl Goode Thompson, Janet Maddox , Peggy Bellard, Vesta Shirley, Kim Bolton, Nita Suchanek, and especially Susan Royer, who was like a daughter to her.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:00am at the Rigmaiden Cemetery in DeQuincy, LA, with Rev. James Barrett officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity or church of your choice. Arrangements are being made through Hixson-Snider Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

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  • Bea is predeceased by her parents, Lynn and Lela Woodard; four sisters, Jeanette Wilson, Edith Cooley, Frieda Lyons and Ethel Cain; two brothers, Carl Woodard and L.A. Woodard, Jr; and one grandchild, Brandon Hoover.


    She is survived by three daughters, Judith Ann Nelson and husband Alton of Houston, Texas, Carol Lynn Kimball of Houston, Texas and Nora B Young and husband Ron of New Windsor, New York; one son, James Thomas Kimball and wife Laura Beth of DeQuincy, LA; six grandchildren, Allan Nelson, Patrick Nelson and wife Angela, Kaitlyn Herron and husband Chris, Kaci Berry and husband Greg, Kiley Kimball and Travis Young; six great grandchildren, Cole and Hannah Herron, Roald (Rollie) Nelson, Wyatt and Sawyer Berry, and Anthony Young; three brothers, Gordon Woodard of Argyle, Texas, and Gene Woodard and Glen Woodard of DeQuincy, LA.

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  • Graveside Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Pearl Goode Thompson

July 16, 2020

I could say so much, but to simplify it, "TO KNOW HER WAS TO LOVE HER"!! She was definitely one of a kind; just a hot mess. Ms. Bea, thank you. It was a true honor to me. I feel blessed to have the time I did with you and your precious family. I love you and I told you that I'd see you in Heaven one day.

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