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Amara Divine Simpson
Herrin- Amara Divine Simpson, 7 months, infant daughter of Artie Simpson & Crystal Johnson passed away at 12:45 AM, Friday, January 26, 2007 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Amara was born with a full head of hair on June 18, 2006 in St. Louis, MO to Artie Simpson of St. Louis and Crystal Johnson of Herrin. Amara enjoyed smacking her lips with Mommy and Grandma’s lip gloss and soaking in the world with her beautiful big eyes. She could bat her lashes and loved blowing kisses to her family. She will be dearly and deeply missed.
Mommy- Crystal Johnson of Herrin
Daddy- Artie Simpson of St. Louis
Maternal grandmother- Kim Childress & husband Steven of Herrin
Maternal grandfather- Lacy Morgan & wife Gerda of Goreville
Maternal great grandfather- Gus Johnson of Marion
Maternal great grandmother- Sue Johnson of Herrin
Aunts & uncles-
Stephanie Beck of Marion Maria Childress of Herrin
Michelle Johnson of Marion Sara Childress of Herrin
Joshua Childress of Johnston City Angela Childress of Herrin
Nieces & nephews-
Lexis Johnson Kayla Beck
Austin Beck Michael Childress
She was preceded in death by her uncle- Steven Childress.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 1, 2007 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Pastor Todd Greiner will officiate. Burial will follow at Freedom Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service Thursday at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N. Market St/ Marion, IL 62959.