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Vergie Mae Simpson

April 17, 1931 — April 5, 2023

Vergie Mae Simpson, or Mama was born on April 17th, 1931 in DeKalb, Texas to the union of Mr. Jim Henry and Mrs. Sarah Holloway. However, she would be raised in love by Mr. Gus and Mrs. Annie B. Shaw.

Raised in church, she gladly accepted the Lord as her Savior at an early age; vowing to never look back. Knowingly, she would proclaim" Without a doubt, I know Jesus is real to me".


While still living in Texas, she would married her husband, Mr. Willis Lee Simpson, and the two would later relocate to Marana, Arizona. However, they would later settle in Tucson, Arizona.

She lived a full life working in many capacities of a maid, caregiver, and midwife.

Despite only having had a 2nd grade education, she possessed a great understanding and wisdom that touched whomever crossed her path.
Her gift was simply to love and to serve others. As she stood on the foundation that with God, all things were possible. And it would be that very faith and compassion that made all fall in love with her.

She with a God-given genuineness strove to make sure others knew they were important, and were taken of. A simple ask would lead to her being there in no time to give a helping hand.

Her unconditional and non-judgmental approach helped to lead many to Christ, and to them being adopted as a part of her extended family.

Selflessly, she made sure that people knew who God was, and that they were never alone. Her motherly influence reached many far and wide; transcending race, religion, and, or appearance. She was just Mama, Granny, Ma, or Mother. And loved by all.

She would join and maintain her membership at Calvary Evangelistic Center for well over sixty years, under the leadership of Pastor Maynard and First Lady Martha Weisbrod until her death on April 5th, 2023.

As the Lord graced her with an extended time here with us, ninety-one years to be exact, she was the last living, oldest matriarch in the family. Preceded in death by both set of parents: Mr. Jim Henry and Sarah Holloway; Mr. Gus and Annie Bliss Shaw. Her siblings: Marvin (Little Bud), Georgia Ann, Lula Mae, William ( Uncle Pete), Roosevelt, Walter, Gus, Jr. , Elizabeth, Clara Mae, Josephine, Deloris, Minnie ( Aunt Popeye), Corinth ( Aunt Teababy) and George (Thad). She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willis Lee Simpson; and her sons, Charles and Richard Lee.
She does however, leave behind an everlasting legacy to:Her Children: Josie (w.), Ray ( Carmen), Dorothy ( Lorenzo) , Mac Arthur ("Ramey"), Ruby, Willie, Jr., Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Edna Mae, and Georgia Lee. Amber (her Rosebud), Kai, Victoria Trull, Jaden Diaz, Nia-Ieather McDaniel, and Ava Renee Williams.

A host of grand, great and great-great children, cousin, nieces and nephews.
Lastly her extended family & children: Howard (Pat ) Tuller, Lisa ( Pete) Bates, Miranda Marshall (w.), Harold Trull (w.) , Maegan, Abby, Beth (children), Lauren, and Gordon Williams.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Family Gathering

Friday, April 14, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

Calvary Evangelistic Center

5160 S Treat Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

12:00 - 2:30 pm (Pacific time)

Calvary Evangelistic Center

5160 S Treat Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 14, 2023

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