Donald Ray Simpson

Donald Ray “Duck” Simpson, 57, a resident and native of Jeanerette (Four Corners), passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 4:15 p.m. at Franklin Foundation Hospital.

Visitation will be observed on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 8 a.m until funeral services at 11 a.m. at the St. John Baptist Church Four Corners. The Rev. Joseph Cormier will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sorrel Community Cemetery in Sorrel.

Memories of “Duck,” as he was known to many, will forever remain in the hearts of his loving wife of twenty-two years, Evelyn L. Charles Simpson, of Jeanerette; one daughter April Charles of Franklin; children he raised Tremell Francis Sr., Matthew Lewis, Pierre Lewis, Quincy Lewis, Tremika Francis and Kalyn I. Cormier; five brothers Clenard Simpson Jr. of Baton Rouge, Herbert Simpson of Fayetteville, South Carolina, Dennis Simpson of Abbeville, Christopher Simpson of Four Corners and Joseph (Berndine) Simpson; one sister Janet (Alray) Johnson all of Jeanerette; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews; one niece; three great-nephews; one great-niece; three brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Donald Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Clenard Simpson Sr. and Essie Sorrell Simpson; and both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Jones Funeral Home of Morgan City/Franklin/Jeanerette/ Houma in charge of arrangements.

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