Name: Dr. Wessylyne A. Simpson

Date: November 1, 1930 - November 30, 2020

Biography

City of birth: Little Hill Community, OK

Mother: Emily Dunlap Alford

Father: Wesley Dow Alford

Spouse: James A. Simpson

Daughters: Lynne Simpson-Harding

Sons: Michael A. Simpson Sr., James W. Simpson

Sisters: Violet Alford Patterson, Sunshyne Alford French (Deceased), Ione Alford (Deceased), Earnestine Alford (Deceased), Slyvia Alford Logan (Deceased), Gertie Mae Alford (Deceased), Ethel Alford (Deceased)

Brothers: Major Alford (Deceased), Romeo Alford (Deceased), Sylvester Alford (Deceased), Freddie Alford (Deceased), Wesley Alford (Deceased), George Alford (Deceased), Charlie Alford (Deceased), Lesley Alford (Deceased)

Education: Clearview High School, Langston University, Oklahoma State University

Occupation: Educator

Visitations: 12pm-7pm Thursday, December 10, 2020

Cemetery: Summit View Cemetery, 1808 N. Pine, Guthrie, OK 73044

Services: Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel, 2801 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Services date and time: 2pm Friday, December 11, 2020

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(2020-11-30 10:14pm) Linda Johnson Huggins wrote:
My deepest sympathy to the Simpson and Patterson Families (especially her husband, son, daughter, sister and nieces) at this most difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of Jesus. May God bless and keep you.

(2020-12-01 9:29am) Elender Shirley wrote:
My deepest condolences to the Simpson family during this time. Dr. Wessylyne Simpson was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed.

(2020-12-01 2:25pm) Royce wrote:
To the family, God knows your heartache and shares your grief. Pastor Mack and I extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of our beloved, Sis., Dr., Mrs. Wessylynne Simpson. She will be missed dearly. To me, Sis. Simpson exemplified royalty, but now, she has received that heavenly crown that she lived for. God bless you all.

(2020-12-01 5:27pm) Lisa Anderson-Reed wrote:
May God continue to comfort and wrap his loving arms around you Lynne. Dr. Simpson legacy will forever live and I will remember her intelligence as one of my Professors at Langston University.

(2020-12-02 4:39am) Nancy L. Davis wrote:
On behalf of the Davis Family, I extend our sympathy to the Simpson Family. Dr. Simpson was a brilliant woman and an outstanding college professor. She was also a stalwart, dynamic Alpha Kappa Alpha woman and one of our great AKA Midwestern Regional Directors. To Mr. James Simpson, Dr. Lynne Simpson-Harding, and the entire Alford/Simpson Family, we are grieving with you, but we are just as feverently celebrating with you the the impactful and unforgettable life of the incredible Dr. Wessylyne A. Simpson. May God's peace and love strengthen and comfort you.

(2020-12-02 3:06pm) Gwendolyn McCorvey Wallace wrote:
My deepest sympathy. Dr. Simpson made a significant impact on my life while I worked as her secretary for four years at LU. I will be forever grateful. You are in my prayers. Love and Blessings.

(2020-12-02 5:52pm) Carla Franklin Jacobs wrote:
Lynne and family, you all have my deepest sympathy and prayers.

(2020-12-02 6:30pm) Ghita Williams wrote:
Wess was so kind to me when I was a lowly freshman at Langston; just a beautiful person. I love her still.

(2020-12-02 6:30pm) Barbara Potts wrote:
Rest in peace Dr. Simpson, you meant so much to so many. May God bless the family.

(2020-12-02 6:45pm) Lisa Scott wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. Dr. Simpson was the same every time I saw her. Kind and beautiful. Rest in peace Soror.

(2020-12-02 6:55pm) Joyce Henderson wrote:
Truly an elegant lady who was a role model for all of us LU girls and AKA sisters. She was loved by everyone who knew her. Rest in peace and sympathy to the family.

(2020-12-02 8:04pm) Hedy Alford Jackson wrote:
Aunt Wess was a bright and shining star in our family. She had a boundless interest and knowledge of our family history, and through her we all had a deep appreciation for the value of family. She was truly a role model for all of us. Her memory will live in the Alford family, and she will forever be in our hearts.

(2020-12-02 10:27pm) Anita And Charese Jones wrote:
Our sincerest condolences to the family of Dr. Wessylyne Simpson. May she rest in holy peace. She was our awesome Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror and friend. May God comfort you. Warmly, Anita and Charese Jones

(2020-12-03 6:58am) LENORA HUDSON wrote:
What an amazingly beautiful woman inside out and she loved being an educator encouraging kids to get their education. Soror in the finest sorority this side of heaven. She will truly be missed.

(2020-12-03 8:50am) Stanley And Karen Vick wrote:
My deepest sympathy to the Simpson Family during the loss of Dr. Simpson. I have known her all of my life. She was very loving and caring. She was professional in her classes and fair. She was a role model and a pillar in the community. I will always remember her kind encouragement and her helping me when I was getting ready to take my Comps for my Master's degree. She will always be one of my heroes. May God comfort and keep the family. We love you all. Heaven has gained another Angel. RIH Dr. Simpson!

(2020-12-03 9:13am) Karen Neurohr wrote:
Although I never had the privilege of meeting Dr. Simpson, I see her values and grace in her daughter and granddaughter. It is clear from the many comments that Dr. Simpson touched many lives and leaves a beautiful legacy. My sincere condolences to all of the family.

(2020-12-03 9:39am) Sheila L Ray-Hutchinson wrote:
My prayers are with the Harding and Simpson Family.

(2020-12-03 9:46am) Helen P Clements wrote:
Dear Lynne, Sydney, and your families, Please know that my heart goes out to you, and that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mother and Grandmother=r was clearly a great lady; I wish I had met her. Please take comfort in her memory. Helen

(2020-12-03 1:06pm) Judge Theodore Haynes wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2020-12-03 4:59pm) Lisa Scott wrote:
My deepest sympathy. Rest in Peace, Soror.

(2020-12-04 8:19am) Floyzell Northcutt Stevenson wrote:
Sending Angels to comfort you in your time of grief. Dr Simpson was a strong role model for the LU co-eds.

(2020-12-04 8:27am) Marcus And Wanda Glover-Wade wrote:
Dr. Simpson was a beautiful lady, great educator, and an asset to LU students. She represented the Best of LU! Dr. Simpson and family may God comfort you today.

(2020-12-04 9:44am) Mae Stevenson wrote:
May God comfort you today.

(2020-12-04 3:38pm) Billy & Lou McCullough wrote:
You are in my prayers.

(2020-12-04 3:54pm) Mr. & Mrs. William F. Gaffney wrote:
Our deepest sympathy.

(2020-12-04 6:53pm) Cheyenne Gipson wrote:
God bless you and your family richly.. Shes my Soror.. She helped me a lot. I worked for her during the workstudy program. She helped me to respect the pledgees. Her and her husband inspired me to want a husband.. She had a photographic memory, brilliant personality. I called her.. To the Simpson family I offer my condolences and prayers.

(2020-12-04 8:01pm) Jenell Cook wrote:
Our sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Simpson. We are praying for the family. Dr. Simpson will definitely be missed. She was an great professor at Langston, I am glad that I was a student under such a great professor who inspired so many EDUCATORS. Love always, Jenell (Holland) Cook LU'89

(2020-12-04 8:41pm) Malthus Northcutt wrote:
Condolences to the family. Drs. Wessylyne and James Simpson were mentors to a generation of students who attended LU in the 60s and beyond. Her contributions live on.

(2020-12-04 9:19pm) Joyce Mayo wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2020-12-05 12:01am) Mrs. Mary McLaurin wrote:
I worked with Dr. Simpson at Langston University, she had Cognitive Style Research Project in the Research Building and I used to visit hers at Golden Ages NH and had the opportunity to sing to her and Deacon Simpson as they celebrated their Wedding Anniversary several years ago. I know Deacon Simpson this is hard on you, but Remember, God said he will never leave nor forsake you, Hebrews 13:5b. My thought and prayers extended to.your entire Family. Sister Mary McLaurin

(2020-12-05 2:42am) Soror D’Andrael Ware wrote:
I send my condolences and sisterly love to the family.

(2020-12-05 10:20am) Julia T. Brown wrote:
Dr. Simpson was a trailblazer in the field of education and community service. Always ready with sage advice and words of encouragement. She was an inspiration to many women, especially to members of Alpha Kappa Alpha. We thank God for the gift of Dr. Simpson and pray for comfort for the family in its loss.

(2020-12-05 12:43pm) Misty Ellerby wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2020-12-05 3:58pm) Wanda (Roberts) Brown-Dean wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. Praying for Family.

(2020-12-06 8:48am) VALERIE BRYANT wrote:
My deepest sympathy for the Simpson family. You are in my prayers.

(2020-12-06 10:43am) Sheary Johnson wrote:
My deepest sympathy to the Simpson family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

(2020-12-07 6:44pm) Yolande Harvey Sherrod wrote:
My sincere sympathy and condolences to the Simpson family. Mrs. Simpson was Dean of Women when I attended Langston University. Always fair, loving and a mentor to me. Rest well. May God continue to bless the family.

(2020-12-07 9:42pm) Sherrye Braggs Charlot wrote:
My deepest sympathy. Dr. Simpson was a wonderful kind person. You all are in our prayers.

(2020-12-07 9:48pm) Marilyn Jackson wrote:
Love and prayers for the family

(2020-12-09 9:11am) Brenda J Simpson wrote:
When I married Jim Mama Simpson gave me a black & gold address book. She had written each Uncle and Aunt of Jim in the Alford and Simpson family. We had no excuse for not corresponding ; but it was more than that she believed in family keeping in touch. I will treasure this book in her loving and perfect handwriting always.

(2020-12-09 12:14pm) Leonard Benton wrote:
Dr. Simpson, our condolences are extended to you and your family. Our prayers are with you that our Lord and Savior will provide his loving care.

(2020-12-09 1:44pm) Monica Simpson wrote:
So much to say but Mom Wes was kind, inspirational, full of wisdom and very loving. I had her for 38 years and will truly miss her. All ladies should be so blessed to have had a mother-in law who embodied all of these attributes. God Bless her!

(2020-12-09 2:30pm) Joseph L. Brown wrote:
GOD BE WITH US UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

(2020-12-09 8:32pm) Larita Kaye Mallory wrote:
💖✅BELIEVED IN OUR AKA SISTERHOOD💞💚 🕊💗🕊REST IVY BEYOND THE WALL , REST🕊💚🕊

(2020-12-10 9:32am) Dominique DaMon Block, Sr. wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2020-12-10 1:18pm) Terry And Angela Watson wrote:
Please accept our deepest condolences. Your family is in our prayers. God bless you.

(2020-12-10 2:12pm) Constance R. Simpson wrote:
Revelation 21:3,4 with so much love😘

(2020-12-10 2:12pm) Constance R. Simpson wrote:
Revelation 21:3,4 with so much love😘

(2020-12-10 2:14pm) Constance R. Simpson wrote:
Revelation 21:3,4 with so much love😘Your Sister....

(2020-12-10 3:24pm) Pastor Frank And Dr. Deborah Burroughs wrote:
May God continue to bless your family. We greatly loved and appreciated Dr. Wesselyn. She was my Soror and Link Sister. We will continue to keep the family in prayer.

(2020-12-10 8:34pm) Dewayne & Kaye Scott wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. We love you and we are sorry for your loss.

(2020-12-10 9:09pm) Sabrina Ware wrote:
To the Simpson, Patterson, Alford families. We we extend our love and our prayers to you as go through this difficult time. I remember the many visits to our church in Tulsa. The Ware family-Gerald, Sabrina and Justin are here for you!

(2020-12-11 8:46am) Earnestine Clinton-Thomas wrote:
My sincerest condolences to the Simpson family.

(2020-12-11 11:19am) Wessylyne K Mitchell wrote:
I was blessed to carry "Wessylyne" as my first name. Many extraordinary goals were accomplished in my life through the fruits borne in her shadow of education, pride, family legacy, motherhood, womanhood, and faith. Her example and memory will always move me to higher ground.

(2020-12-11 12:11pm) Patricia Hamlin wrote:

(2020-12-11 12:33pm) Kara Smith wrote:
Dear Family: May God be with you and give you comfort. May He wrap His arms around you and give you peace and hope. We celebrate the life of this amazing woman, rest well Dr. Wessylyne Simpson!

(2020-12-11 12:54pm) Stephanie Bradford wrote:
You are in my prayers.

(2020-12-11 2:11pm) Patricia Hamlin wrote:
My prayers go up for Dr. Simpson's Family, Friends, and Loved Ones. It was a blessing to be in her presence at LU. Her spirit and mentorship will be alive in all of us forever.

(2020-12-11 2:44pm) Sharon Patton wrote:
We send our love and prayers to the entire family. Elvis and Sharon

(2020-12-11 4:04pm) Andrea Holman wrote:
My deepest sympathy.

(2020-12-11 4:26pm) Dr. Nicole Barrett wrote:
Loved our beloved Soror. Her legacy will live on through her acts and deeds. Rest in Heaven!@

(2020-12-11 5:37pm) Stephanie Nance wrote:
My sincere condolences to the Simpson family. I loved Soror Simpson so much. Lynne, let me know if you and your family need anything.

(2020-12-11 10:30pm) Howard wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. She was my freshman Chemistry teacher and the Reason I doubled majored In Chemistry.

(2020-12-12 4:57am) Dewayne & Kaye Scott wrote:
God knows your heartache and shares your grief. We love you and we are sorry for your loss.

(2020-12-12 9:26am) Gwen McCormick wrote:
My deepest sympathy to the Simpson and Patterson families.

(2020-12-12 9:15pm) Marvin & Carolyn Battle wrote:
May you feel his loving presence.

(2020-12-13 8:38am) Dianna Berry wrote:
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of (Soror) Dr. Wessylyne Simpson. Praying for the entire family.

(2020-12-15 6:21am) Stephanie Nance wrote:
My sincere condolences to the Simpson family. I loved Soror Simpson so much. Lynne, let me know if you and your family need anything.

(2020-12-19 12:11am) Caroline Lattimore wrote:
Articulate and oh so knowledgeable: I admired this Soror and educator. May God grant blessings to the family and friends. With deepest sympathy.

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