KNOXVILLE, TN – Dorothy Louise Simpson, 62, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, March 20, 2020 surrounded by family and friends. Affectionately known as, “Babe” to many.
Dorothy was born June 12, 1957 to the late Buford and Dorothy Johnson Simpson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Dennis Simpson and brother, Donnie Manning.
Those left to cherish her memory, children, Jabbar (Tekita) Simpson, Candice (Christopher) Mobley; brothers, George Simpson, Buford Simpson, Jr., Rev. Steve (Barbara) Simpson, Horace Simpson, Walter Clay (Veronica) Simpson; Mary Alice Simpson (Willie Hale); aunt, Lorranie Bryson. Special sisters are: the Golden Girls, Darlene Mynatt, and Carla Carlos. A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank UT Hospice for service to our loved one.
The family will receive friends from noon-1 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020 at Open Door Church, 2806 Sherman Avenue. Funeral service immediately following officiated by her brother, Pastor Steve Simpson. Interment, Mount Olive Cemetery.
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Arrangements by JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY; www.jarnigansmortuary.com