Kathleen Simpson, 79, Rogersville, Hawkins Co TN, went home to be with Jesus at her residence following an extended illness.
She was a member of New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and loved to work in her garden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Creasie and Orgie Light, husband, D. I. Simpson; son, Randall Simpson; brothers and sisters, Joyce, Geneva Light, Bertha Goad, Chester Light, and Reese Light.
She is survived by her daughters, Delores and Gary Stapleton, Joan and Roger Easterling of Nicklesville, VA; sons, Gary and Cherlee Simpson of Kingsport, David and Wanda Simpson of Rogersville, Bob Simpson of Rogersville, TN, and Rick and Christy Simpson of Rogersville, TN; grand- children, Brad Simpson, Eleta and Jeff Marshall, Betty Jo Simpson, Travis and Crystal Simpson, Cindy Simpson, Kristie and Harrison Pippin, Jerry Simpson, Nathan and Michelle Simpson, Jessica and Richard Howell, Joseph and Savannah Simpson, and Pennie and Randy Jarrett; twelve great grand- children; brothers and sisters, Garfield Light, Margie Ramey, Nellie Smith, and Clara Dykes; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill and anytime at the residence.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 13, 2009, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Larry Bledsoe and Pastor Charlie Taylor officiating. Music will be provided by Ed and Eleanor Ward. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Graveside services will be conducted following the service at Bowser cemetery.
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