Gracie Beth Oglesby

  • Born: October 13, 1999
  • Died: November 2, 2011
  • Location: Ruston, Louisiana

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gracie Beth Oglesby Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA 71270 Graveside services for Gracie Beth Oglesby, age 12, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Village Cemetery in Village, Arkansas. Officiating the service will be her grandfather, Rev. Charles Couch. Gracie was born October 13, 1999 and passed away November 2, 2011. She was preceded in death by her grandfather: Kenny (Pops) Oglesby; cousin: Tevin Jay (T.J.) Pate, and many other family members. Gracie is survived by her parents: Jay and Mandy Oglesby of Magnolia, AR. and Jaime and Michael Simmons of Ruston, LA; siblings: Cassidy Oglesby, Brandon Oglesby, Makaylee Oglesby, Megan Stultz, Paisley Oglesby, Riley Stultz, Samuel Simmons and Bayou Simmons; grandparents: Charles and Donna Couch of Ruston, LA, Nancy and James Pate of Waldo, AR., Jan and Al Redfearn of McNeil, AR., James and Becky Camp of Magnolia AR., and Jim and Annette Simmons of Alexandria, LA.; great grandparents: Helen Blair of Magnolia, AR, Lamar Wilson of Fayetteville, AR, Dorothy Bissell, James Couch both of Sarepta, LA. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock Arkansas, or Magnolia Specialized Service, PO Box 595 Magnolia, AR. 71754. Visitation will be held from 6-9 PM Friday, November 4, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. The family request to dress casual for visitation and funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mrs. Oglesby: I am so sorry to hear about Gracie. Please accept my sincere sympathy. She was well loved and cared for by you and your family. We will certainly keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob Morrow

Posted by W. Robert Morrow, MD - Little Rock, AR   November 09, 2011

praying for all of you.

Posted by Margie perkins - memphis, TN   November 07, 2011

I was just reading the Ruston Daily Leader online; being from the Ruston area,I read of Gracies passing.While I don't know you, her family,just to say my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I'm sure Gracie is with the angels and Jesus. Gods Blessings to you all; may he bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Richard A - Seattle, WA   November 07, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Gracie was such a sweet girl. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Posted by Kathryn Jackson - Magnolia, AR   November 06, 2011

I will miss seeing my sweet, little Gracie in class. She had a wonderful way of bringing a smile to my face and I know that she is smiling in Heaven above. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. Sincerely, Leslie Herbert-Lincoln Parish Schools Speech Therapist

Posted by Leslie Herbert - Ruston, LA   November 05, 2011

God bless you all and god bless you little one. It is so obvious the impact you made on so many peoples lives the short time you were on this earth.

Posted by billy & becky pennington - waldo, AR   November 05, 2011

your whole family is in my prayers,love Tina & Harold

Posted by Tina Hendricks - Sarepta, LA   November 05, 2011

Sorry for your loss and praying for peace within your family. Love, Kristi

Posted by kristi jones - magnolia, AR   November 05, 2011

My prayers are with you.

Posted by Shawnaa Flanigan - Magnolia, AR   November 05, 2011

THOUGHTS AND Prayers, so many prayers being sent your way jay...

Posted by doug and kim wood family - emerson, AR   November 05, 2011

so sorry for ur loss. you and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by donna cain - waldo, AR   November 04, 2011

so sorry for the loss of your little angel.

Posted by Kay Kreps - WEST MONROE, LA   November 04, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Posted by Greg Estridge - Longview, TX   November 04, 2011

Our prayers and sympathy are with all of you at this very difficult time. There are simply no words to express that are adequate. May you all feel God's grace in a very real and special way. He is truly present in our mourning and because of HIM, we will see our precious loved ones again. Gracie is alive and well because of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless all of you!

Posted by Diane Brossette - Stephens, AR   November 04, 2011

We were so sorry to hear about Gracie, Our thought's and prayer's are with You all.

Posted by Johnny & Margaret Morris - Waldo, AR   November 04, 2011

Hi. My name is Sue and I teach 1st grade with Michelle. I didn't personally know Gracie but I have read several Facebook posts about her from your family. Her pictures are absolutely adorable. Precious Gracie touched many lives in her short time on this Earth. From my family to yours, we uplift your family in prayer. I pray that you find a sense of peace during this difficult time. Love, Sue Cavness

Posted by Sue Cavness - Cassville, MO   November 04, 2011

Our Love and Prayers are with you all during this time of little Gracie's homegoing. Gladney's family had a special little girl in his family that lived to be 18, so our hearts knows about that special bond there. We pray that during the memorial service that hearts will come to know the same Jesus that Gracie knew. Love and prayers once again. The Hunts (Ashley Arnold Hunt's in laws)

Posted by Gladney & Patsy Hunt - Bradley, AR   November 04, 2011

Our prayers are with all of you, I loved Gracie she was a special little girl,that touched the heart of everyone that knew her. We love you all and are here if you need us.

Posted by Don and Cheryl Ritchey - hendersonville, NC   November 04, 2011

God Bless dear child...God Bless to Mummy and daddy too...

Posted by Elle - london   November 04, 2011

Gracie was a blessing to everyone that ever met her. Definitely one of the sweetest patients I ever had. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Posted by Barbara (Babs) White - Magnolia, AR   November 04, 2011

Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy for your family during your time of loss. May God comfort each of you & whisper sweet peace to your broken hearts. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Beau & Darlene Patterson - Thacker

Posted by Darlene Patterson - Thacker - Springhill, LA   November 04, 2011

Jay, Jaime and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Miranda Jackson - Magnolia, AR   November 04, 2011

There are truly no words to express the sadness we feel for your loss of young Gracie. But, I believe Gracie blessed us all, unconsciously, as she taught us unconditional love, humility, joy in simple pleasures, even laughter and delight in small accomplishments. I feel blessed to have known her. Circumstances prevent us from attending the memorial service, but there is no better person to lead the celebration of Gracie's life than her grandfather, Charles. You and the entire family are in our prayers. We love you. Great Uncle and Aunt Jesse and Janie Willams

Posted by Janie and Jesse Williams - Harrison, AR   November 04, 2011

Jay and family. I am so sorry for the pain you have now but I know that Gracie is so happier and she is running all over those golden streets smiling and flashing those big beautiful eyes and batting those eyelashes. She can now give Mother as big hug. God gave you and angel for 12 years. Cherish the memories.We are praying for all of you. I love you. Aunt Nellie Sue

Posted by Nellie Sue Beard - Lafayette, LA   November 04, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss of your special angel,may God be with you and comfort you!!!!

Posted by Brenda Fowler - Seguin, TX   November 03, 2011

Jamie, I am so sorry for your lose. I know no words can heal the pain you feel. Gracie was a very special angel. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Love, Misty Wood

Posted by Misty Wood - Dubach, LA   November 03, 2011

Jamie, Jay and all family members, we send our heartful condolances to each and everyone of you. Gracies was Gods special angel and she now sits with him on his throne...I can only imagine how you feel, but please know you are all in our prayers all over the U.S.A. Love Douglas & Jenny Hodge, friend n and co worker with Nancy in Magnolia Ar..

Posted by Doug & Jenny Hodge - Prescott, AZ   November 03, 2011