Two sisters die less than 24 hours apart

By: Julie Calhoun Email
By: Julie Calhoun Email

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

EDGEFIELD CO., S.C. (WRDW) -- Yesterday morning, Christine Simpkins-Holman had four sisters. Now, suddenly, she only has two.

"That was my sister. That was my life. That was my love. She was just like one of my own children," Holman said.

Trina Felder, 36, was the baby of the family. She died yesterday morning.

"My sister was on the phone making arrangements with other family members when she just sat back and passed out," Holman said.

Then, just hours later her older sister Willette Simpkins died too.

Adrienne Pixley friend of the sisters expresses how she feels, "Words can't explain how much I'm going to miss them."

Both sisters leave behind three children. One of them had a baby two weeks ago.

"She was a great friend, a great mother. She loved her family. I mean really loved her family," said Pixley.

Now, family and friends can only flip through old pictures and remember the two sisters.

"My sisters were just loving, Christ fearing women, and they loved life and loved each. Very family oriented," said Holman.

Holman turns to her faith to get her through this tough time.

"Nothing but God. My faith in him and that his reason was greater than my need for them here on earth."

A cause of death should be determined by Thursday evening and investigators do not expect foul play. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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