Janet Patricia Simpson

Obituary for Janet Patricia Simpson

September 13, 1943 - December 3, 2020
Hamilton, Ohio | Age 77

Obituary

Janet Patricia Simpson "Pat" "Mom" "Grammy", 77

Monday, September 13th, 1943
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Fairfield-Hamilton, Ohio

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Janet Patricia Simpson, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 77.

Pat was born on September 13, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio. At the age of 14 she met the love of her life, Ronald D. Simpson, Sr. They married on July 7, 1961, and had three children.

A true love for Christ Jesus coupled with their own hard work and dedication to each other is what forged their relationship that endured for 64 years, 59 of those within the institution of marriage. The devotion to our Lord coupled with a true, deep love for one another is a living testimony for those that experienced it firsthand. Their three children witnessed what it means when the two become one through Christ. The example set forth by them now lives in the relationships that their three children have with their spouses.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. — Philippians 4:13

It's a well known fact to those that knew her that the above Bible verse was a favorite for Grammy. Gleaning strength and love from Christ Jesus was a given for her. After that, drawing strength and love from her family and friends was also an aspect of life that she enjoyed.

The person that Grammy was touched those that knew her in ways that they may be unaware. Grammy kept things simple. If you were happy, so was she. If you were hurting, she, too, hurt.

Grammy was always rooting for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren—no matter their endeavors. She was so very proud when any of us would experience even the slightest win in life. If we won, she won. She extended this trait to those who were not in her immediate family as well.

Grammy dedicated a little more than 20 years to Avon Cosmetics in Springdale, Ohio. Having originally starting in the shipping/receiving area, she worked hard to move up to a position in data processing, and then onto the accounting department. Close friendships were established at Avon, Mercantile, State Farm Insurance, and finally, the YMCA. These friendships stood until the end.

Grammy became a part of her beloved church, Fairfield First Baptist, in 1971. The people and activities were a very large part of Grammy's life. The personal relationships she established had a deeply profound meaning for her. She drew strength from her friendships over the many years of her service at the church. Being the wife of a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher comes with certain responsibilities that she gladly embraced. For many years she sang in the church choir; the special Christmas Cantatas were a highlight for her. FFB has lost one of its most dedicated and loved members.

Grammy gleaned an abundance of joy when she was surrounded by friends at church functions, car shows, or simply breaking bread at a favorite eatery. The birds of the air that would often stop for a visit on their back porch is yet another gift from above that she drew strength from. An afternoon nap while Papaw rode the mower, a visit from neighborhood friends, or a casual stroll through a local store are among the things that Grammy truly enjoyed. Sitting with Papaw on the porch swing while the warmth of a summer day surrounded them was when she was most content. We will think back on these simple pleasures and smile right along with her.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ronald D. Simpson, Sr.; son, Ronald Jr. (married to Renée); daughter, Kris Vitale (married to Dave); and son Kevin (married to Rachel). Grandchildren Kyle, Brittany, Tyler, Lindsey, Zachary, Michael, Gabrielle, and Sydney. Great Grandchildren Brooklyn, Devin, Lucas, Claire, Lucy, and Mirabella.

Grammy drew strength from Christ. She also received strength from many people in her life that meant so much to her. We too, drew strength from her, in ways she never knew.

You will be deeply missed, Grammy. We love you "All the muches in the world."

Love, Dad, Ron, Kris and me

Throughout the years, Grammy made clear her wishes that instead of a traditional funeral, she would rather have her family and friends gather for a "Celebration of Life," with fond memories, food, music, and laughter. Her beloved church, Fairfield First Baptist, has graciously agreed to make available their facility that she was so proud of, The Rock, to host this future event (date forthcoming) in honor of her passing. We look forward to celebrating her life in a joyful way, and hope that you'll join us to remember Grammy.

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