For all of those who know Kimberly Simmons I am sorry to report that yesterday afternoon around 4pm her mom passed away.
2 months ago she was rushed to the hospital with trouble breathing. When they got her there they did some test and found that she had cancer in her liver. They were having trouble getting her out of pain and the hospital in Searcy was not able to identify where her cancer originated from. They decided to send her to Houston where one of the best cancer hospitals was located. She was flown there about a month ago and on her arrival she caught a serious infection that put her in ICU for days. They couldn't test the cancer until the infection was gone or stable. The infection took over her body shutting down major organs as well as causing her to become septic. I am not sure when but at some point they tested the cancer because Kimberly told me that they found out that her cancer was already in stage 4. The cancer had spread so fast to every area of her body that there was really no treatment that could stop it. With all that her body was going through (with the infection) there was no way that it could have gone through anymore strain. At the end of last week they decided that her condition was fatal and that she would be more comfortable flying home and having hos pis set up in her home for her last days. Yesterday she was flying home from Houston (Kimberly's dad was flying with her) when she stopped breathing. Kimberly's dad said that when they were putting her on the helicopter she opened her eyes and they got to talk one last time. The family is having a really hard time and has requested prayers to help them get through this hard time.
Letha Hatcher was 56 years old and left behind a Husband Terry, Son Nathan (28), Daughter Kimberly (31), Son in law Paul (34), and 2 grandchildren that she adored. Her own mother is also still living.
If anyone wants to send flowers or cards to the family Kimberly's home address is 335 Fairview Rd, Searcy AR, 72143.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 5pm at the Downtown COC in Searcy Arkansas.
Letha's body is being donated to a research facility in Memphis TN.