Billie Simpson


Billie Ruth Burnett Simpson, 80, a resident of Cleveland and formerly of Winchester, passed away on Sunday evening, May 26, 2019, at the family residence.

She was the daughter of the late Cammie Mae Kemp Burnett and Thomas Bennie Burnett. Her son, Kenneth Wayne Simpson; and her sister, Linda Gail Burnett, also preceded her in death. 

She was a teacher for the Franklin County School System with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Franklin County family and community education for 46 years. She loved to quilt and was a member of the quilting club in Franklin County. She enjoyed painting, flower arranging and decorating. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Cleveland.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Norman Wayne Simpson, of Cleveland; her daughter, Diana Lynn Nageotte and her husband, Randy Keith Nageotte, of Fredericksburg, Va.; her grandchildren: Bryan K. Nageotte, Angela L. Nageotte, Joshua K. Simpson and his wife, Holly, and Jacob K. Simpson and his wife, Taylor; her great-grandchildren: Blake Nageotte, Ashton Nageotte and Camden Simpson; her daughter-in-law, Linda D. Simpson; one sister; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. (CST) at the Winchester Church of Christ, with Minister Joseph Horton and Minister David Morris officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Franklin County Memorial Gardens with Joshua Simpson, Jacob Simpson, Rex Simpson, Marty Ferris, Randy Nageotte and Ed Meeks serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends in Cleveland this evening, from 6 until 8 p.m., at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel. The family will receive friends in Winchester on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. (CST) at the Winchester Church of Christ. 

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