Published 4:42 pm Saturday, July 15, 2017
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Champion were held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at noon from Harrison Street Baptist Church. Rev. Anthony Baxter officiated. Burial followed in Magnolia cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services of Greenville, Alabama directed.
Mrs. Maggie Simpson Champion was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Wade (Annie L.) Simpson on May 11, 1933 in Butler County, Ala.
She lived a life that was grounded in her faith through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. During her early childhood she united with Mt. Ida Baptist Church. She then moved and later joined Harrison St. Baptist Church, where she once served as a choir member, missionary and was the mother of the church, where she served very faithfully until her health failed.
Later in life she united in holy matrimony to Mr. Oscar A. Champion, who preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Simpson; five children; Grady Simpson, James Simpson, William Kelly, Carlton Longmire and Sady Smith; five brothers, Ira D, Robert, Herman, Willie, and Earnest Simpson; and grandson, Daryl Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memories her two youngest children, Evangelist Susan Gregory and Sedgwick Champion (Shelia); grandson, Demonte; great-granddaughter, Kenzy, whom she help raised, 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Mildred Stokes of Mobile, Ala.; sister-in-law, Lillie M. Savage Simpson; three special cousins, Alice F. Burnett, Willette Lewis Killette and Arthur Lewis; very special, loyal and dedicated friend, Bettye Rogers; special neighbor; Anita Hall and family. She had several special friends she would always talk about: Corretha McCuller, Joann Tubbs, Lillie Mae, Cousin Bill Cook, Rev. Johnny Grace, Dea. Barry Grace, Chris and Linda Womack, Margaret Christian Cook, her entire church family and the people at Hudson Funeral Service.