Mona Lois (McCommas) Simpson
February 11, 1929 – August 10, 2019
Mona Lois McCommas Simpson, 90, loving wife, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother and longtime resident of Austin, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019, in the loving arms of her family in Louisville, Kentucky. Lois was born February 11, 1929, in Dallas, Texas to her father, Melvin John McCommas and mother, Nora Lee Myers McCommas. Lois spent her early childhood in Fort Worth, Texas, attending Arlington Heights High School before moving to Valley Mills for her senior year of high school where she met and married the love of her life, Carl Simpson, Jr. They celebrated 57 years of marriage before Carl passed away in 2004. With her husband Carl, she attended Windsor Park Baptist Church, and later, Riverbend Church, and in the very nature of Ruth, Lois instilled the love and loyalty of family, and love of Jesus Christ and the church in their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. The family considers this there lasting legacy.
Lois was a homemaker and cared for the four children while Carl traveled every week, until the family moved to Austin in the summer of 1964. At this time, Lois began working as an administrative secretary to the Director of the Special Education Department of the Austin Independent School District, a job she took great pride in for over 30 years, retiring in 1994. Lois and Carl enjoyed retirement, traveling with family and friends and continued to live a full life, serving their church and visiting loved ones. Lois was blessed with many great friends, and Lois and the family wish to acknowledge Lynn and Gayla Bonnet, who lovingly called her "Molly", and her neighbor and great friend, Les Griffin, along with Peter Rein, who "adopted" Lois and Carl while in Texas.
Survivors include daughter, Dr. Carol Montgomery and her husband, Dr. Robert Montgomery of Louisville, Kentucky, and their children, Carrie Willis and husband, Daryl, and their children Jack Wathen and Caroline Wathen; and Chris Montgomery and wife Julie, and their children Kaylee, Carson and Cassie; son, Mike Simpson and his wife, Martine of Bridgeport, Texas, and their children, Michelle Tuegel and husband Andrew; Mackenzie Wallace and husband Alex, and children, Teddy and Vivien Lee; and Maryssa Simpson; son, David Simpson and wife, Linda Simpson of Spicewood, Texas, and their children, Shane Simpson and wife, Jill; and children, Mary, Max, and Charlie; and Wes Simpson and wife Colleen; and son, Ross Simpson of Bridgeport, Texas, and children Sean Simpson and wife, Morgan, and son, John Ross; Sara Elizabeth, and fiance' Jonathan; and Jenna Bateman and husband Justin, and children Joe "Kutter" and Ryker Ross. With the very recent addition of the red headed Vivien Lee, "MeMa" now has ten grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren, and counting!
Lois is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Trammell of Valley Mills, Texas; and many cherished nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Graveside services and burial will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Valley Mills Cemetery in Valley Mills, Texas, with Lois' son-in-law, Dr. Robert Montgomery officiating. A reception will be held following the graveside services at the First Baptist Church of Valley Mills celebrating Lois' life, family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Montgomery, Shane Simpson, Wes Simpson, Sean Simpson, Andrew Tuegel, Alex Wallace, Daryl Willis and Justin Bateman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to be made to: Feeding Wise Kids, PO Box 534, Bridgeport, Teas, 76426; Feedingwisekids.org, ; FACEBOOK@FeedingWiseKids. This non profit organization provides meals for children to take home over the weekends, ensuring they have something to eat. The family believes this is in keeping with Lois Simpson's lifelong service to others and greatly appreciates all contributions.
- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to be made to: Feeding Wise Kids, PO Box 534, Bridgeport, Teas, 76426; Feedingwisekids.org, ; FACEBOOK@FeedingWiseKids. This non profit organization provides meals for children to take home over the weekends, ensuring they have something to eat. The family believes this is in keeping with Lois Simpson's lifelong service to others and greatly appreciates all contributions.
- Graveside services Valley Mills Cemetery, Valley Mills, Texas Saturday, September 7, 2019
Mona Lois (McCommas) Simpson
September 2, 2019
Lois and Carl were very special people who were loved by all in our Sunday School Class at Riverbend Church in Austin. Our loss is Heaven's gain and both of them will remain in my heart forever. I used to admire the springy-ness of Lois' hair style and with her permission would touch it at church. These people are jewels in my treasure chest of memories. My sincere sympathy to all the family members and friends who share in this loss and God's celebration of their lives.
Penny & Chris Funk
August 30, 2019
Our deepest sympathies in the loss of a mother, grandmother and friend to many!! Prayers for comfort and may y’all’s faith sustain you all and Lois’s loving memories lift everyone’s spirits. Psalm 62:8. Love to your family, Chris & Penny Funk
August 26, 2019
Always fond memories of Lois, Carl and the Simpson Family! I was truly blessed to know Lois and all the Simpson Family. They were a big part of my life growing up in Austin and attending Windsor Park Baptist Church. While we will miss Lois, we know she is in Heaven with so many other Saints we know who have gone before us. I pray for peace and comfort for the Simpson Family during this time of loss.
With much love, W. Mark Shirley