DUMAS — Mrs. Mattie Lee Davis, 98 of Dumas passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock.
Born April 1, 1915 in Monticello, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Jennie Collins Simpson. She was a member of Union Baptist MBC in Dumas where she served as a Deaconess, Past Sunday School Teacher, Usher, Choir, Mission Society and a member of St. Mary #16 Order of Eastern Star, and a home maker.
Survivors include two daughters, Frances Lane of Dumas, Earlene Sheppard of Little Rock, Ark.; four sisters, Louverita Walton of Vallejo, Calif., Vernice Deshasier of Hanford, Calif., Charlie Mae Simpson of Little Rock and Thyra Ridgell of Milwaukee; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 52 great-great grandchildren and 15 great-great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Union Baptist Church in Dumas with Rev. Arthur Bealer officiating. Burial will be in Banks Cemetery in Mitchellville by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 22, 2013 form 4-6 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the Church Wednesday form 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com