, Port Arthur, Texas


October 10, 2012

Iola “Bee” Simpson

Ridge, Louisiana —

Iola “Bee” Simpson


 Iola “Bee” Simpson, 82, a native of Ridge, Louisiana, was a resident of Port Arthur, TX for 10 years, who then moved to Oakland, CA, died Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Just about everything in Iola “Bee” Simpson’s life was about her children and grandchildren. She always said, “There’s nothing I have that is too good for my children”. She mostly lived with her son, Darrell and his family of the last 25 years of her life, helping them care for their children—“Momo” was always there after school to cook them up something and listen to the details of their day – A special thing indeed.

Iola “Bee” Simpson was a devoted Christian who went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “Bee” leaves to cherish her memories one sister, Cecilia Collins of San Antonio, TX; two sons, Roy Broussard (Joanne) of Beaumont, TX and Darrell Williams (Trace) of Dublin, CA; six grandchildren, Trinard Broussard (Karen), Todd Broussard, Cory Williams, Christian Williams, Alexis Williams, and Clifton Joseph Williams –“CJ”; two great-grandchildren, Kyndall Broussard and Kayl Broussard; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The funeral will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Rock Island Missionary Baptist Church, will have a viewing at 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.


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