Rebecca (Day) SimpsonJanuary 6, 1936 ~ July 12, 2013 (age 77)
Rebecca Day Simpson, 77 of Cranks went to be with the Lord on Friday July 12, 2013 due to a long illness at her home with her loving family by her side.
Rebecca was born January 6, 1936 in Cranks, KY to the late Johnny & Polly Day. She was born and raised in Cranks and married the love of her life Bobby Simpson for whom she had been married to for soon to be 58 years. She believed in the Holiness Faith. She was the founder and “director” of the Cranks Creek Survival Center for 36 years; along with her husband they started the Center after the 1977 flood. They have fed thousands of families and hosted thousands of College groups, school groups, and church groups to come in for 30 some years to help rebuild family’s homes. They have helped build many homes from the ground up or just to build a wheel chair ramp. After the 1977 flood Rebecca knew she had to do something to help the people of Harlan Co. She wrote book about her work and helped open the Trillium Center at the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin. She will be truly missed.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Ricky and Johnny Simpson; 2 sisters, Lydia Surgener and Louanne Napier; 2 brother Baby Bufford Day and Andrew Day.
Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Bobby Simpson; her children, Robert (Judy) Simpson of Cranks, Pat (Dale) Fields of Putney, Tony Simpson of Cranks, Rebecca (Harold) Harvey of Cranks; 2 brothers, her twin, Hiram Day of Cranks and Noah (Eula) Surgener of Cranks; she also leaves 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren to mourn her passing.
Visitation will be after 4:00 pm Sunday July 14, 2013 until the funeral hour at the Simpson Residence, located at 15177 South US Hwy 421 Cranks, KY.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday July 15, 2013 at the Simpson Residence with Rev. James Fee officiating.
Burial will follow at the Surgener’s Amazing Grace Cemetery, Cranks.
Pallbearers will be Robert Simpson, Tony Simpson, Harold Harvey, Eric Schwerer, Jimmy Garrett, and Brandon Simpson.
The family wishes to thank of the Hospice Nurses including Jimmy Garrett for their kind words and all they have done for the family. Special thanks to Amanda Simpson for the care that she showed Rebecca.
Condolences may be given at www.aljfh.com or www.harlanobits.net
Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Simpson family.