Jennie Mae Simpson
Jennie Mae Simpson died peacefully on Monday, April 14, 2008 after a full life of 94 years and ten months.
She is survived by one brother; seven sisters; four daughters: Dorothy Nell Smith, of Austin, Patsy Michalk, of Cedar Park, Bettye Jean Green, of Smithville, and Linda White, of McMahan; and three sons-in-law: Rodney Michalk, Jerry Green and Stramer White, II. Her
descendants include 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 56 years, Melvin Simpson; two sons, Melvin Simpson, Jr., and Douglas Simpson; two brothers and two sisters.
Jennie was born in Concho County in June 1913. Her grandfather, George W. Morriss served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Her family moved to Travis County when she was four years old, traveling the 160 miles by horse-drawn wagon over unpaved, dirt tracks. She lived in Travis County, in or near Austin, for the next 85 years and lived her last six years with her youngest daughter, Linda, in McMahan, Texas.
Jennie was one of 13 children; her husband, Melvin was one of 15. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins surrounded their six children. All shared an active family social life. Jennie was especially fond of Christmas and birthday parties, and hosted lively Christmas parties through 2006.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.
Memorial and burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2008, in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.
Honoring Mrs. Simpson as pallbearers will be Randal Houghton, of San Antonio, Steve Michalk, of Austin, Steve Rathmann, of Taylor, David Simpson, of Glen Rose, Douglas Simpson, Jr., of Tolar, and Gregory White, of Corpus Christi.
Please join us in honoring Jennie”s life by visiting our Memorial at www.mem.com where we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.
Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas 78749, (512) 892-1172.