Trenton, SC: Leola Prefre, 52, passed away at her home on October 10, 2021, after a brief illness.
Leola was reared in Memphis, TN. After graduating high school, she served two terms of active duty in the Navy and continued to work for the Department of the Defense, as a contract and a federal employee. During this time, as she also earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Information Technology.
Leola loved traveling and meeting people. She never met a stranger. She was energetic, outgoing and always willing to help others.
Leola is survived by her loving husband, Calvin Simpkins; step-son, Tracuse Simpkins; mother, Jeffrett Prefre; step-mother, Nancy Webb; sister, LaQuita Prefre-Williams (Jeff) and Braelyn Walker; brother, Jason Walker; nephews, Jaquaveous Prefre, Diamante' Prefre and Zion Williamson; nieces, Tacasia Prefre, Cartissa Prefre, Cadeja Prefre and Exzeria Mathis; aunt Betty Scott and a host of cousins.
Leola was predeceased by her father, Alvin Walker and brother, Carlos Prefre.
A private family "Celebration of Life" will be held, in lieu of a service, per Leola's wishes.
Visitation will be held at Butler and Sons Funeral Home, 306 N. Bouknight Ferry Road, Saluda, SC, on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 3-6 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Girls, Inc. of Memphis, in her honor.
Butler and Sons Funeral Home is honored to serve the Prefre/Simpkins family.
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