Ida Chico Simpson
Ida Chico Simpson, Of Stafford, Va., died on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital. Ida is preceded in death by her husband Henry “Hank” Simpson. She is survived by her daughters Helene Simpson-Chapman and her husband Michael, Elise Simpson and two grandchildren: Micayla and Austin Chapman. She is also survived by her cousin Jose Roman Franqui and his wife Marilyn Atiles. Although raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ida has a large and loving extended family in Puerto Rico, where she was born.
Ida attended Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn. where she studied to become a teacher. She transferred and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BA in Art Education before attending George Mason University where she earned her Masters in Fine Arts. She has been a faithful member of Montclair Tabernacle Church of God for 49 years where she taught Sunday School and Children’s Church with her husband and children. Ida taught Art at Woodbridge Senior and then Gar-field Senior High Schools for over 39 years until she retired in 2004.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 7, 2014 from 6-9:00 pm at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home and Crematory, 4143 Dale Blvd. Dale City, VA 22193. A second visitation will be held from 12-1:00 at Montclair Tabernacle Church of God, 16120 Dumfries Rd. Dumfries VA 22025. The funeral will begin at 1:00 pm at the church. Interment will take place on Monday at Quantico National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ida’s honor to the Montclair Tabernacle Church of God Building Fund. The church’s website is: www.montclairtab.org .