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Gayle Ann Simpson
June 22, 1950 - March 23, 2024

Gayle A. Simpson, of Bay, AR departed this life Saturday, March 23rd at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 1 day.  She was born June 22, 1950 to the late Irvy Andrew Rusher and Ellen Lucille Walters Whitaker. Gayle operated the Gee Street Antique Mall for several years and loved to flower garden. She is preceded in death by her husband, A. Gale Simpson; daughter, Sandra Brokaw; her parents; step-father, Isac “Garvin” Whitaker; two brothers, Rondal Lee Rusher, LaVaughn Rusher; and grandson, Brian Simpson.            She is survived by three sons, Darrell Keith Simpson, Terry Gene Simpson both of Bay, AR, Jerry (Cindy) Lynn Simpson of Jonesboro, AR; two brothers Fred Rusher of Jonesboro, AR, Bobby Rusher of Herget, AR; two sisters, Sharon Whitaker, Shirley Long, both of Bay, AR; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.      A Celebration of Life  wil be Saturday, April 6th from 2  -  6 at Bay Community Center in Bay, AR.      An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Jerry , JONESBORO says

    Mom I miss you so much. You was so much to. You are my best friend and I'm lost without you. I am trying to do everything you asked of. It's not fair, I know I have loved one but feel so alone.

  2. Anita LaForte, says

    Sorry for you loss , prayers

  3. Freddie & Bonnie Rusher, Jonesboro, AR, says

    We love you and will miss you so much. You were always a wonderful and caring sister and sister-in-law.

  4. Ashley Simpson, Waynesville mo says

    I love you grandma R.I.P you will be dearly missed fly high with grandpa

  5. Margaret Martin , Jonesboro says

    She was a sweet lady. I went in the flea market all the time. She was always greeting you and helping if you asked. Sorry to hear about her passing. My Prayers go to her family.

  6. NaTosha Harper, Jonesboro says

    I miss you so much already. Love you and fly high until we meet again

  7. Gregory (Donna) Allen, Muskogee, OK says

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for your family.

  8. Jimmy Moser, Batesville says

    I'm sorry for your loss terry, I'll be praying for you and your family.

  9. Penny, Paragould Ar says

    Rest easy Ms. Gayle you are loved by many and respected by many more. I had the pleasure of building a great friendship with you and total respect. I believe not only i can say but several will agree you was a very strong woman that loved her family. We will meet again..

  10. Angel Dye, says

    I'm so sorry. your mom was a wonderful person I loved seeing her and talking to her at the store

  11. Melissa , Harrisburg says

    I will miss you so much aunt Gail you are with the lord now watching over all of us you will be deeply missed

  12. Bobby &Glenda Rusher, Bay says

    I love you sweet lady,one of the best to have by your side..we both knew how much we loved each other and understood why we didn’t visit when in the hospital.Still waiting for my Pineapple upside cake with gooey sides….watch over us all…

  13. Lacinda Simpson , Jonesboro, AR says

    I will always love you ma! I got your baby boy from here on out and always. Love always your daughter in law Cindy

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