Services celebrating the life of Lonnie M. Simpson will be held Friday, July 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Minden, Louisiana. Interment will follow at Cotton Valley Cemetery in Cotton Valley, Louisiana under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. 

Lonnie was born on March 26, 1937, in Benton, Louisiana and was called home by his Lord on July 3, 2022. 

He graduated from Cotton Valley High School in 1956 and headed to Northwestern State University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He began his teaching career at W.G. Stewart Elementary in 1960 as a 6th grade teacher. He loved teaching and loved all of his students. He later earned his Master’s degree and a +30 degree. He became a school principal at E.S. Richardson Elementary, moved to Sibley High School and finished his career at his beloved Stewart Elementary. He loved all the parents, teachers, staff and children that walked the halls of Stewart. 

He loved horses and spent many happy times riding with friends and the Piney Hills Riding Club. He instilled that love to his granddaughter, Hannah. They spent many Saturdays’ riding. He also served as a Gideon and visited local prisons with a prison ministry. He served on the board of the Germantown Historical Museum and volunteered at UCAP and Meadowview Nursing Home. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Hannah Thompson Simpson; his parents Gussie Mae Jordan Simpson and Ira Simpson; and sister Rhonda Simpson Thomas. 

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Stacey and Norman LaFargue; granddaughter, Hannah Marie Marks and his special great grandson, Tripp Thompson Day. 

A special thank you goes out to the tremendously kind and loving staff at The Chateaus at Montclair. Thank you as well to the staff of Passages Hospice for their care.  

Honoring Lonnie as pallbearers will be Marty Chapman, Charles Beck, Randall McGraw, Kevin Marks, Art Martin, and Allen Mosley. 

I fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 

Rose-Neath Funeral Home 

211 Murrell Street 

Minden, Louisiana 71055 

(318) 377-3412

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