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Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Interment: Clay City Cemetery
Vivian Grace Simpson, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Clay County Hospital.
She was born March 29, 1928, in Hogan, Missouri, the daughter of Ralph and Goldie (Hudson) Bricker. She was united in marriage to Bennie Wayne Simpson March 19, 1946, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and together they shared 64 years of marriage. He passed away June 1, 2010.
If you asked, who was our mother? We would say she was a daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma, and aunt. She was the world’s best cook and pie baker, a spotless housekeeper, a friend, neighbor, and caregiver to family and patients. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Flora where she was strong in her faith. She was a child of The Great Depression who learned how to find strength in everything. She was a wonderful seamstress and worked hard for everything she ever had and would give it all to her family. She loved flowers, especially yellow roses. She is now free of all worldly chains, waltzing across heaven with our daddy. Now we must say goodbye for a short while. Until we meet again, we love you Mama.
Survivors include 3 sons: Herbert Simpson and wife Lois of Flora, Thomas Simpson and wife Margaret of Flora, and Robert Simpson and wife Lisa of Ingraham; a daughter: Ella Mae Mix of Cisne; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Patty Bright and husband Eber of Cisne; a brother: Carl Wayne Gray and wife Karin of Aurora, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by parents and stepparents: Ralph and Dorothy Bricker and Goldie and Morley Galarneau; husband: Bennie Wayne Simpson; 3 sisters: Lavera Hipes, Dorine Pearcy, and Martha Harris; and a son-in-law: Ron Mix.
A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Pastor Mike Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Clay City Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Dear Tom and Margaret, We were so sorry to see this news of your Mom’s death. Please know we are keeping you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers. Susan and Jim
I had the privilege of caring for vivian while she was a resident at the flora gardens care center. She was such a sweet loving lady and i will miss her greatly. Rip my sweet friend
Tom and Margaret we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. Hugs and prayers to you.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family.
Thinking of the family
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAILY.
Tom and Margaret you have our Sympathy at the death of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Margaret our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family especially Ella.
Goodbye Sis, we're going to miss you.
We will miss having her join us for Sunday morning services at the Gardens. She was a wonderful sweet person. Andi Malone, Mary Sweetin and Ed Trowbridge
I will miss her very much I enjoy working with her love Gayla
Sorry for your loss
Ella....your mother was a very special lady...Heaven has gained an angel...prayers of comfort my friend,
Vivian was a pleasure to care for. I had the pleasure of caring for her at Helia Healthcare for a short time. Fly high sweet angel. You will be missed and are loved dearly
So sorry for your loss .I took care of her at the Gardens she reminded me alot of my grandma she was strong willed enjoyed listening to her story's she will be missed love to the family
My condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your Family loss, Prayers an Deepest Sympathy
Sorry for your loss David& Kathy Smith
Ella and all the Simpson family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you share.
So sorry for your loss..will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. Prayers for the entire family
Robert and Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss and pray for peace and strength for you and the entire family.
To the Simpson family, You have my deepest condolences.
What a blessing to pastor such a wonderful lady. In her late eighties and she was still working at VBS. She remained teachable and was continually growing more like our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ.