Gladys Marie Simpson, 80, of Booneville, Arkansas passed away. She went home to be with the Lord peacefully at 2:59 am on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Springdale. She devoted her life to her children and family. She is loved by many who refer to her as Mom, Sister, Aunt, Grandma, Granny and Friend. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church #2 in Abbott. She worked many years as a volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center in Mansfield and also through the Foster Grandparent Program in the Waldron School District for ten years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.E. Junior Simpson and her mother and father, Berta and Haskell Ramsey.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 30 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron with interment at Pleasant Grove Baptist #2 Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood. Viewing will be Sunday, from 2-5 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Waldron, where the family will visit with friends at this time.
She is survived by one son, Randall Welch of Mansfield; two stepsons, Steve and Mike Simpson both of Vilonia; three daughters, Sharon Lee Welch of Lucas Community, Debra Kern of Rudy; Shelley Welch-Hunt and husband, Steve of Waldron; one stepdaughter, Pamela Abel of Vilonia; one brother, Edward Haskell Ramsey, Jr. of Auburn California; one sister, Jewel Riddle of Tulare, California; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; many loving nieces, nephews, friends and her Waldron Nursing Home family.
The family expresses their deep appreciation to all those who cared and loved her at the Waldron Nursing Center.
Pallbearers will be Scott Welch, Caleb Free, Steve Hunt, Don Ramsey, David Johnson and Alex Carter. Honorary pallbearers are Randall Welch, Terry Thompson, Adam Welch, Harley Taylor, Michael Welch and Klint Davis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Gideons International at The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.mcconnellfh.com.