Mrs. Annie Bell Simpson, the daughter of the late Harry and Annie Dowdell Sistruck was born January 15, 1916 in Ozark, AL. She departed this life on Friday, December 2, 2011 at the West GA Medical Center, LaGrange, GA

Annie was a Jehovah Witness. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, making quilts, hats and afghans.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Simpson; daughter, Martha Washington; son, Harold Yancy; two step sons, Ben and Joe Simpson, Jr.; granddaughter, Adrienne Stiggers; sisters, Cornelia Knight, Alberta Williams, L.C. Sistruck; four sisters-in-law, Katie Greenwood, Flora Hill, Hannah Heard and Ada Simpson Bord.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: two Daughters, Joann (Bob) Croom, Jamaica, NY, Jennye (Franklin) Stiggers, Lanett, AL; one son Rufus (Clestine) Yancy, Pensacola, FL; eight grandchildren, Wanda Harper, James Harper, Jr., Darren Harper, Jofreda Washington, Billy Washington, Jr, Candace (Marvin) Cherry, Liane Hope Stiggers, Kristin Stiggers; six great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, one favorite nephew, Mayor Oscar Crawley, cousins and other relatives and friends.

The family may be contacted at the residence of
Mr. Frank and Mrs. Jennye Stiggers, 717 N. Eighth
Court, Lanett.                  

Professional services provided by M W Lee Mortuary Inc. in West Point GA. http://www.mwleemortuary.com

Posted by Glasenia Johnson on January 31, 2012
I never got to know Annie but my mother Gladys Simpson Heard spoke of her often. I believe she would be my Great Great Aunt. I am trying to learn more about my family roots. Ada Simpson Boyd was my beloved grandmother.
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Wanda Harper, Annie's grand daughter. lit a candle at
2011-12-10 00:08:14



Special moments have come and gone. When you smiled it all seemed right. Don’t worry, now we're all grown. I'll miss your essence morning, noon, and night. You were always strong and always on the go, Mom, now you rest and let God's company be with you ever so
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Darren Harper/grandson wrote at
2011-12-09 11:03:51



To My wonderful Grandmother. You will truly be missed. Thank you for so many good years. God Bless and rest in peace.

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Posted by Glasenia Johnson on January 31, 2012
I never got to know Annie but my mother Gladys Simpson Heard spoke of her often. I believe she would be my Great Great Aunt. I am trying to learn more about my family roots. Ada Simpson Boyd was my beloved grandmother.
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Wanda Harper, Annie's grand daughter. lit a candle at
2011-12-10 00:08:14



Special moments have come and gone. When you smiled it all seemed right. Don’t worry, now we're all grown. I'll miss your essence morning, noon, and night. You were always strong and always on the go, Mom, now you rest and let God's company be with you ever so
Posted by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Darren Harper/grandson wrote at
2011-12-09 11:03:51



To My wonderful Grandmother. You will truly be missed. Thank you for so many good years. God Bless and rest in peace.
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Alicia Manwaring / friend of the family wrote at
2011-12-09 15:55:38Please accept my condolences to the entire Simpson family. The loss of a loved one is always difficult but find comfort in all the warm memories shared during her time with each and everyone of you. Her legacy will live on with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. I am sorry that I never got to meet Mrs Simpson but the numerous anecdotes I have heard from her daughter (Mrs Joann Croom) and her grandson (Darren Harper) definitely indicated that she was a very strong and independent woman. May she rest in peace and may you all find comfort in knowing that she is resting with God.

God Bless You All!

Alicia Manwaring

 

 

TaMorris Pettway/friend of the family wrote at
2011-12-10 14:32:45To the Simpson/Stiggers I know that your faith is strong, and I want to encourage you to hold on to it. Faith is the evidence of things unseen. Even though we can't see a reason for what has happened, we can have faith that there is a reason in His plan.

 

 

Rachel & Ronald Johnson wrote at
2011-12-12 07:38:41To the family of Ms. Simpson, please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious loved. Being one of Jehovah's Witnesses as well, we share the same hope from the bible as Ms. Simpson did. Please be comforted in knowing that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort and tender mercies continue to wipe the tears from your eyes until the time when death, sickness, and sorrow will be a thing of the past. (Revelation 21:3, 4)