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Donald Ray Simpson

September 5, 1963 — January 1, 2024

Donald Ray “De’Bo” Simpson
Donald Ray "De'Bo" Simpson was born, September 5, 1963 to the late parents of Jimmy L. Budwine and Annie Belle Ceasar. He was the oldest siblings of five boys. On January 1st of 2024, at 5:05 pm, at The Medical Center of Southeast, TX, Donald Ray "De'Bo" Simpson was called to his eternal home to be with the Lord.

Donald confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior at an early age. He was baptized at Morning Star Baptist Church in Vinton, LA under the leadership of the late Pastor King. He moved his membership to St. James B.C. under the leadership of Pastor Warren Thomas of Vinton, LA. Later, he followed Pastor Warren Thomas to Rapha. He was a graduate of Vinton High School in 1981. He went on to further his education as an Instrumentation Operator. He was a certified CPR Instuctor, and a Certified Safety Instructor. He was a Case Manager at several mentally challenge facilities.

Donald Ray had a strong passion for God and doing God's work. He was a worshiper and had a soft spot for people. He loved his daugther unconditionally and also loved his family. He was a die hard Pittsburg Steelers fan since he was a child.

Donald was joined in holy matrimony to Joy Simpson and became one. To this union one daughter was born, Aniah N. Simpson.

Donald leaves to cherish his memories to his wife Joyce; one daughter: Aniah; four brothers: Jimmy Budwine of Houston, TX, Kenneth (Connie) Budwine Sr. of Port Authur, TX, Lucias (Donna) Budwine, Sr. and Mark Budwine both of Orange, TX, two godchildren: Lucias Budwine Jr. and Kirsten Budwine both of Houston TX, and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents Jimmy L. Budwine, Sr, and Annie Belle Ceasar, and his adopted step-grandmother Gertie Mae Jones.
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