She and her husband raised greyhounds. Tragically, her husband killed Tressie at age 54, then himself. She was a Registered Nurse. She was 54 and he was 79 at the time.
North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPL7-J1H : 17 July 2017), Tressie Pecolia Simmerson, 05 Aug 1958; citing Marion, Mcdowell, North Carolina, v 22A cn 22340, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,952,845.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Tressie by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Tressie: