Ann Yerger Simpson

Published 12:14 pm Friday, May 26, 2017

Ann Yerger Simpson was brought into this world August 30, 1943 in Vicksburg to loving parents, Elise Clark Yerger and Andrew Learned Yerger.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Edna Margaret Yerger.

She spent her early years growing up and living in Mound, La. She attended elementary and high school in Tallulah and was loved by all who knew her.

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Her childhood home was adjacent to the Mound Library and down from the George S. Yerger Plantation store to many and numerous family and friends that she cherishes to this day.

Upon proceeding to college, she received the Long Scholarship and went on to join Tulane’s Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority (Vice President and Dormitory Council) and graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1965 in Zoology.

In 1966 she married Glynne A. Simpson and later had two children, Amanda Simpson Shelton and Collier Simpson. From 1979 to 1981 she served as Chapter Regent of the Rebecca Cravat Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Recenty, she and Glynne renewed their marriage vows on their 50th year anniversary this December.

Her family and friends remember her as a kind, bright, caring and generous lady with a loving smile that never wavered.

She and her husband were original founding directors of Continental Brokers Inc., and Sports & Fitness Insurance nationally recognized insurance firms. Together they have created a scholarship endowment to Ole Miss and have generously helped students in need of furthering their education.

Survivors include husband, Glynne A. Simpson; son, Glynne Collier Simpson (Bobbie); daughter, Amanda Simpson Shelton (Steve); and grandchildren, Alex Shelton, Catherine “Cas” Adele Simpson, Zach Shelton, Yerger Simpson, Andrew  Kyzer Simpson and Maxwell Taft  Simpson.

Visitation will be Friday, May 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison with funeral services at 11 a.m. at the church.

Burial will follow in the chapel of The Cross Cemetery in Madison.

Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Bedford Foundation at 212 Key Drive Madison, MS 39110, which was established by the Simpson family to assist students seeking a college education.

An online guestbook may be signed at