Georgia Mae Simpson

Georgia Mae Simpson

Georgia Mae Simpson, 94, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Crossett, died June 5, 2014 at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital in Houston.

She was a native of Ashley County, a retired teacher, a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, and an Eastern Star, past member of Silver Star #306.

Mrs. Simpson graduated from Philander Smith and Shorter College in Little Rock and taught in Arkansas Public School System for 40 years.

She was a faithful, dedicated and loyal member of Quinn Chapel Women’s Missionary Society, and worked with all local societies where her husband pastored.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Travis V. Simpson; her parents, James Girtman, Sr. and Lutter Girtman.

Mrs. Simpson is survived by a son, Raymond Simpson of Little Rock; a daughter, Emma Horton of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held June 13 at 11 a.m. at Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church with Revs. Tyrone Broomfield, Jessie Washington, L.V. Tolefree, C.L. Lovett and Marvin Scott, officiating.

Pallbearers are Leondrus Simpson, Michael Scott, Nathan Girtman, Dennis Girtman, J.P. Wright, Bruce Wright and Michael Girtman. Burial will be at Quinn Cemetery.

Visitation is June 12 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home in Hamburg.