Frances Ann Simpson

18 décembre 194226 juillet 2020

Frances Ann Simpson est né(e) le 18 décembre 1942 à Lynchburg, VA et est décédé(e) le 26 juillet 2020 et il (elle) est confié(e) aux soins de Whitten Monelison Chapel.

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Frances Ann Simpson


Nancy Guerdat

6 août , 2020

Ms. Simpson was my physical education teacher my senior year in high school. Physical education was not a favorite class but she made it so much fun! There were a number of us together who were great friends and we sure tested the limits with her. We played jokes on her which she took in stride and laughed right along with us. At the end of the year we wrote and performed a song for her to show how much we appreciated and loved her. I have wonderful memories...she was a beautiful lady. My sincerest sympathy to family and friends. I know she was loved and will be missed.

Carolyn Evans

5 août , 2020

Coach Simpson was my favorite gym teacher. She will b missed. Prayers 4 the family. God bless.

Ona Dowdy

4 août , 2020

Dear Pam,

On behalf of the Lynchburg Public Library Circulation Staff, I offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your Aunt Frances. We know how devoted you were to her and that you will greatly miss her. May your memories and the knowledge that others are thinking of you, bring you comfort.


Ona Turner Dowdy
Circulation Supervisor
Lynchburg Public Library

Cassandra Conover

2 août , 2020

Coach Simpson did more than teach me volleyball when I was on the team, my junior and senior years of ‘76-78. She helped me feel comfortable being the only black on the team and sometimes the only black in the schools we had matches with! She nicknamed me “Spot”, and the whole team embraced me and “Spot”! Many times I would be the only “Spot” on the gym floor and that was okay! Because the next spot would be the spot where my serve aced their court!
We reconnected these last 15 years or so thanks to Facebook! I’m so glad I was able to share with her my love and undying gratitude for her love, guidance, and protection she gave to her Spot! My deepest condolences go out to her family! Know how much she will always mean to every volleyball and tennis player she ever coached and mentored!
Sandy “Spot” Stroud Conover

Teresa Wyatt

2 août , 2020

A loving and caring friend and neighbor I’ve known most of my life! She always wanted to know when I smoked my hams and she would make homemade potato salad for us. I will cherish all of our memories together, and will miss her each and every day!
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you Pam!

God Bless! Love Terri!

Laura McCarthy

1 août , 2020

SIMPS!!! Our nickname for the best coach ever. I can see her now, holding her wooden tennis racquet, trying to look tough, but always laughing with us. I have so many good memories of my coach, Francis Simpson. Simps was always encouraging, welcoming, supportive, and most of all - we knew without a doubt, she believed in us. Simps supported and encouraged us to be athletes, as well as teammates. To this day, I remain committed to athletics, and I give a lot of credit to Francis Simpson for that.

Rebecca (Beckey) Rosser

1 août , 2020

Dear Pam,

I am so very sorry to know of Frances Ann's death and know this leaves another big hole in your life.

Sympathy, love, and prayers,


Carolyn Gentry

1 août , 2020

My heart goes out to you the family of my dear friend Frances Simpson. I met "Simpson" as I know and loved her, when I entered my sophomore year at E.C Glass High School in 1967. She was a young, eager physical education teacher, a veritable force of nature, and I was privileged to be her student for the next three years. Our tennis road trips were always a blast! During those ensuing years, she coached, encouraged, and inspired me as an athlete and became a true friend to me and my entire family. We all loved her and she loved us. She even traveled with me and my parents to settle me in at college. That was super special! What made her unique was her laser sharp mind, her sense of humor and mischief, and her deep compassion to all who were lucky to have her touch their lives as their teacher and coach. Her dedication to her career and her sense of purpose were undeniable and her records speak to that as well as the generations of young people who loved her.

I am grateful that I was able to visit her last September and catch up on the many years that had gone by. She dearly loved her family and spoke of her gratefulness for having her niece Pam in her life. Most importantly she loved the Lord. We all can be joyous in knowing she is with the angels in heaven.

Simpson, you shaped me to be a confident athlete and woman. I will never forget you.

Loving prayers to the family,

Carolyn Gentry

Jill Contarino

1 août , 2020

I’m so sorry to hear this. Coach Simpson coached me in tennis for 4 years at EC Glass High School. She was one of the best coaches I ever had. I drove her crazy at times but she was always there for me and my teammates win or lose.

Great memories and Championships!!!
She will sorely be missed. RIP Coach. ❤️

Barbara and Wayne Bailey

1 août , 2020

Frances was a classmate at Amherst County High School 1961. She was always full of fun. I remember her crowing like a rooster as we were approaching NYC on our senior trip. She thought we were almost there because there were so many lights. However it was a couple more hours until we actually arrived at the hotel. We send our condolences to her friends and family. ACHS '61