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Theodosia Jane Cast Simmons

Theodosia Jane Cast Simmons

Theodosia Jane Cast Simmons, 67, of Little Rock, sweet child of God, passed away Monday in Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock after a long struggle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; a daughter, Theodosia Jane “Teddi” Cole of Little Rock and her husband Troy; a son, William Tobias “Toby” Simmons of Little Rock and his wife Penny; a sister, Truda Hubble of Hot Springs Village and her husband Robert; a brother, Herschel Cast Jr. of Little Rock; and six grandchildren.

Born Nov. 18, 1941, in Newport, she was the daughter of the late Herschel Cast and Theodosia Jane Bandy Cast of Newport and Little Rock.

A graduate of Little Rock University, she was a member of the Bible Church of Little Rock, where she was a volunteer receptionist prior to the onset of serious health issues.

She distinguished herself in lifelong bonds of love with friends Linda and Bruce Pemberton (and Lisa) of Alexander, Judi and Ronnie Clifford of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Jamie and Kenny Castleberry of Little Rock, not to mention the Magnolias (Kathy, Dal, Anita, and Mary Lou).

Best of wives, best of mothers, best of friends –that was Jane. Her kindly disposition, helpful counsel, and forgiving spirit made it easy for offenders to repent. With her passing, a gentle light has left this realm to adorn a better one.

A visitation will be held Wednesday May 6, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home. Funeral service is Thursday May 7, 2009 at 1130 a.m. in The Bible Church of Little Rock located at 19111 Cantrell Rd. It will be followed by internment at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Pulaski County Humane Society. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com

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"You will be greatly missed, for a time, then will be a joyous reunion that will never end.
I thank our Father for the love and good times, the trials and tears, the sharing and encouraging, you are a dear sister and friend.
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Anita Thomas | Springdale, AR | anitajt43@hotmail.com

"Toby and family,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

Kent Wilson | Benton, AR | kwilson@wehco.com

"Bill and Toby,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. --Jeff, Angela, and Bella"

Jeff Lindsey | Little Rock, AR | jlindsey@arkansasonline.com

"Dear Bill, Teddy and Toby, No one could have provided a more precious period of time than you all have given to Jane since her illness. I treasure the last week watching you all love your Mother and my dear friend right to the very last moment. What a learning experience for me. Jane was a dear and special soul. She always knew the right thing to say or do at the right moment...with that special twinkle in her eyes. Thankfully she is painfree now in the arms of her Savior. Love and hugs, Judi"
Judi Rogers Clifford | Hilton Head Island, SC | campclifford@aol.com

"Teddi,
I am sorry to hear about your mom . I remember coming to your house with Lisa Pemberton when we were kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family."

Susan Brantigan Sullivan | Little Rock, AR |

"To be loved so much by all her friends tells the kid of wonderful character Jane had - I'll always remember that GREAT SMILE and INFECTIOUS LAUGH - Jane, you will be missed by ALL - but only for "a little while" - we will see you soon - rest for now and we will join you for eternity in praising HIM who loves us MOST!!!!"
Debbie Allred | Little Rock , AR | MrsAllred@aol.com

"Jane was a wonderfully gentle woman who was kind and helpful to everyone who had the pleasure of coming in contact with her. "
Brent Worthington | Little Rock, AR |

"Dear Toby,
There are no words to express the lose you have experienced but you are in our prayers. The part of us that lives on in this existence is the memories we leave in the hearts of loved ones and friends. I know you have many treasurable memories of your mom. Keep them close to you. We never know when we will need them."

Jim Armstrong | North Little Rock, AR | arbahai9@swbell.net

"Bill, Toby, Penny and family,

Debbie and I are so sorry to hear about your loss.
Times like these can be unbearable but we know your faith will hold you together and give you strength and comfort.
As the family asked, a donation has been made to the Humane Society of Pulaski County.

Our sincerest condolences,

"

John & Debbie Brooks | Lonoke, AR |

"Dear Bill, Teddi, Toby,
What a blessing your mom was in my life. I am so saddened because of your lose but rejoice for her.
God gave us Jane for this limited time but look at the work and encouragement she gave to us. Praise God. Love ya'll
Mark, Cindy, Emily and Jeannie Lewis"

Mark Lewis | Mt. Juliet , TN | teddymark63@gmail.com

"Teddi ~ I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers during your difficult time ~ Stephanie Butler Percefull

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Stephanie Butler Percefull | Katy, TX | tspercefull@earthlink.net

"Please accept my condolences. I am a childhood friend of Jane's and wish I could have had the opportunity to have had the privilege of spending time with her as an adult. I am saddened to hear of her passing. Can't wait to see her again with our Savior. Dana Lofton Hatch"
Dana Lofton Hatch | Hendersonville, NC | Melndana@morrisbb.net

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