(Orange, Texas)


December 12, 2012

Arrie Lee Simpson

ORANGE — Mrs. Arrie Lee Simpson was born on January 1, 1928 in San Augustine, Texas to the parents of Mary Elizabeth Hollis and Elije Mosby. Arrie Lee was the youngest of 12 siblings. She attended school in San Augustine, Texas and graduated high school in Dallas. Married to O. D. Simpson for 61 years and mother of Andrea Perry (Vernell), Odell Simpson (Debra), Willow Simpson, Jean D’Aguilar (Gavin) and Linda Aplon (Don). Arrie Lee’s most important role was to raise her children to be decent, respectful and responsible human beings. This job paid nothing, yet it reaped benefits bountifully.

As a young mother, Arrie Lee served her community and church faithfully by leading the Youth Choir at St. Paul C.M.E. Church, carpooling neighborhood children to school and managing the family-owned business for over 15 years. She loved to travel with her family around the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

Preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters. Arrie Lee leaves to cherish her memories, and family above along with one sister, Juanita Cotton, 3 sisters-in-law: Etheleen Mosby, Mary Louise Simpson & Berna Dean Jones. She also has 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and her special loyal companion, the family dog, Cissy Lee Simpson who she gave her middle name to.

Services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00am at St. Paul CME Church in Orange, Texas. Viewing will be at 9:00am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), in memory of Arrie Lee Simpson.

Text Only
  • Elvina Rose Mims Elvina Rose Mims

    In loving memory of Elvina Rose Mims

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Myra A. Wright Myra A. Wright

    Myra A. Wright, 81, of Bridge City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Benjamin Jason Winters Benjamin Jason Winters

    Benjamin Jason Winters died April 9,2014 in Toole, Utah.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Howard J. Casto

    Howard J. Casto, 71, of Orange, passed away April 6, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

    April 14, 2014

  • Wayne Peveto Wayne Peveto

    Wayne Peveto passed from this life on April 8, 2014.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • A.J. "Buster" Lapeyrolerie A.J. “Buster” Lapeyrolerie

    A.J. “Buster” Lapeyrolerie, 92, of Bridge City, passed away on April 9, 2014, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Herminia "Minnie" Lopez Almazan Herminia “Minnie” Lopez Almazan

    Herminia “Minnie” Lopez Almazan, 76, of Deer Park and a former resident of Orange since 1963, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Luella Viola Winebrenner

    Luella Viola Winebrenner, 83, of Mauriceville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont.

    April 8, 2014 1 Story

  • Joyce Telford Joyce M. Richard-Telford

    Mrs. Joyce M. Richard-Telford died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joann Nelson Joann Nelson

         Joann Nelson departed her life on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation with her family at her side.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide