ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Edd Simpson Jr., 83 years old, born on July 8, 1937, in Clinton, Louisiana and peacefully passed away on July 2, 2021 @ 6:30am in the Emory University Hospital Hospice Unit. We will remember him forever.


******JOHN'S HOMEGOING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS;

Date:       Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time:      10 a.m. RECEPTION (refreshments served during reception)
                11 a.m. - 12 p.m. FUNERAL SERVICE HOMEGOING CEREMONY
Place:     SOUTHERN CREMATIONS & FUNERALS
                1595 Access Road
                Covington, Georgia 30014
                O: 770-485-1006
                C: 678-600-3828
Funeral Director:  Timotheous A. Springer, Sr.
                               timotheous.springer@southerncremations.com

*****JOHN'S BURIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS;

Date:       Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time:      1 p.m.
Place:     HONEY CREEK  WOODLANDS
                2625 Highway 212 SW
                Conyers, Georgia 30094
Office:     770.483.7535
Contact:  Elaine or Michael
Website:  www.honeycreekwoodlands.com
Attire:      Denim Jeans, White Shirt or Top and Sneakers or Tennis Shoes
This will be a "natural burial ground" covered with trees and the outside pavilion is opened to the natural setting.  

WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE ATTENDING THE CEREMONY TO VISIT THE WEBSITE WWW.HONEYCREEKWOODLANDS.COM TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THIS UNIQUE BURIAL EXPERIENCE.

***** THE REPASS WILL BE HELD DIRECTLY AFTER THE FUNERAL SERVICE AS FOLLOWS IN THE HOME OF;

COL. Raphael D. Bruce & Mrs. Gina Simpson Bruce

2639 Jacobs Crest Cove, SW
Grayson, Georgia 30017-7830
The Heritage at Grayson Subdivision (off Ross Road)
404.643.5827 Gina
404.918.2950 Raphael
glola4@gmail.com
TIME:  3:30 p.m. -  6:30 p.m.

             "THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, LOVE AND PRAYERS"


Posted by Brenda Brown on July 12, 2021
The Louis family sends condolences to The John Simpson family. Although the memories Sleepy left behind are immeasurapmble ,we know you feel the sadness of missing him.
If love could have kept Sleepy here on Earth, he would still be here. He new very well that he was loved by his family and friends. You children did a great job loveingly taking good care of him during his illness.
And now he is having a good time with his brothers in the golf part of heaven in his new glorified perfect body.
We will continue to pray for his family and friends
Posted by Glenda White on July 9, 2021
To The Simpson Family - we’re saddened at the departure of your dear loved one! It is our prayer that God will comfort your hearts now and in the coming days!!
Love Hugh & Glenda & Family
Posted by Richell Powell on July 8, 2021
My Condolences to the Simpson family. Mr. Simpson received four scores and some what a blessing. Ms. Mildred-Gina-Gregory-Gwen-Gaynell & Glen ---God bless each of you and glad I can say our family's paths crossed in this precious gift called life. 
Rest well Mr. Simpson ⚘
On behalf of the Condoll & Spooner family

Richell Powell 

Posted by Tazille C. Madison Jr. on July 7, 2021
Gina; I'm still in awe that's why I'm late with my tribute. My Introduction to Mr. Simpson was when I moved to Atlanta and stayed with You for awhile and we came back to New Orleans for Your youngest brother's wedding, Mr. Simpson pulled Me on the side and told Me don't let nothing happen to my daughter, and I did that until she met Raphael Bruce. Mr. Simpson Thank You for giving Me that responsibility. Rest! In Heaven My Friend!❤
Posted by Ralonzo Bruce on July 5, 2021
My Grandpa was a huge part of who I am today as a individual. While each grandparent I’ve been blessed to have throughout my life has be crucial to my growth into a Man; John Simpson was the one who showed me how to enjoy the little things in life how to slow down and appreciate the moments. How to keep a youthful spirit even after youth has left behind. It’s hard to put into synopsis how important a pillar in a family is i think his legacy and lineage left behind will try our best to carry what he meant to us thru generations to come. I adore you truly Gramps…and I will miss you
Posted by Tina Simpson on July 3, 2021
Someone else I love is golfing in heaven. Uncle Sleepy, you were in pursuit of the perfect game. Always facing challenges on the greens and trials of it's traps, and having loving arguments with your brothers, Joe and James (my dad) about who was the best. Now your last putt has dropped in the cup of life and the light of day has faded. Lord, now it's on your fairways of glory that his game will continue to be played...Love you much! I will greatly miss you and your laugh!❤️❤️

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Posted by Brenda Brown on July 12, 2021
The Louis family sends condolences to The John Simpson family. Although the memories Sleepy left behind are immeasurapmble ,we know you feel the sadness of missing him.
If love could have kept Sleepy here on Earth, he would still be here. He new very well that he was loved by his family and friends. You children did a great job loveingly taking good care of him during his illness.
And now he is having a good time with his brothers in the golf part of heaven in his new glorified perfect body.
We will continue to pray for his family and friends
Posted by Glenda White on July 9, 2021
To The Simpson Family - we’re saddened at the departure of your dear loved one! It is our prayer that God will comfort your hearts now and in the coming days!!
Love Hugh & Glenda & Family
Posted by Richell Powell on July 8, 2021
My Condolences to the Simpson family. Mr. Simpson received four scores and some what a blessing. Ms. Mildred-Gina-Gregory-Gwen-Gaynell & Glen ---God bless each of you and glad I can say our family's paths crossed in this precious gift called life. 
Rest well Mr. Simpson ⚘
On behalf of the Condoll & Spooner family

Richell Powell 

his Life

John Edd Simpson, Jr.

John Edd Simpson, Jr.
Passed away peacefully at 6:30a on Friday, July 2, 2021
at the Emory University Hospital Hospice Unit in Atlanta, Georgia.

John Edd Simpson, Jr.
Born July 8, 1937 in Clinton, Louisiana to the
late parents of Mr. John Ed Simpson, Sr. and Mrs. Beulah Bryant Simpson.

John, also affectionately known as Sleepy, Uncle June, Grandpa, Mr. Simpson, Sweet Papa and of course Daddy or Dad.

John was the last living sibling of the late Esther Larks, Joe Simpson, and James 'Cornell' Simpson.

John was married to Mildred Martha Johnson and they were parents to 5 children.  From eldest to youngest; Gina L. M. Simpson-Bruce, Gregory J.T. Simpson,
Gwendolyn A. Simpson-Winston, Dr. Gaynell Marie Simpson and Glenn John Simpson.

JOHN WAS THE GRANDFATHER TO ELEVEN GRANDCHILDREN;
Gianni Elizabeth Simpson
Ramoan Demetrius Bruce
Alexandra Ireland Simpson
Cree Vianca Simpson
Kirsten Gina Winston
Ralonzo Dorian Bruce
Logan Noah Bishop Simpson
Alonzo Isaiah Simpson
Aliyah Inga Simpson
Chase Taylor Simpson
Chye Sade Simpson

John was also father-in-law to Sharon V. Jenkins, COL. Raphael D. Bruce, Mr. Gregory Lathel Winston, Mrs. Janet Simpson, and Mrs. Birgitte Vittrup Simpson.

Remarried & later divorced to Elmira Robinson Simpson & her three sons and we believe six to seven grandchildren.

John was also loved dearly by a host of family and friends in Atlanta Georgia, New Orleans Louisiana, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Dallas Texas, Brooklyn New York, Batesville Mississippi, Memphis Tennessee,  Maryland and Oklahoma.



Recent stories
Shared by Shelita Diakite on July 10, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Gwen an her mother an siblings I met Mr. John when I was Gianna caregiver he was a very nice man an I enjoyed sitting an talking to him Mr. John will be missed I was saddened when I heard about the passing.May God bless an keep this beautiful family up in prayers.Love always Shelita Diakite. ❤
Shared by Demetriel Poche' Bailey on July 8, 2021
What an awesome tribute in honor of cousin "Sleepy"! I really enjoyed seeing pictures of your families.  Yall look great! I will always cherish the moments that we spent together as children. My sister, Crystall, has 1 daughter and she calls me "Tante" inspired by my memories of Tonti, "Beanie" & Mildred!
Sorry my mom, Brenda, Crystall and I won't be there to give you guys support.  Know that you are in our hearts and prayers!
What a blessing it was for you to have had the time to create memories with "Sleepy "!
Sending our love,
Cuzns, Brenda, Demetriel & Crystall 

Special Tribute to Gwennie-Primary Caregiver

Shared by Gaynell Simpson on July 6, 2021
When my  Uncle Joe, a strong, loving father figure in my life, father's last sibling passed away,my dad really gave up as he grieved the loss of his final sibling. He dearly missed his siblings, and it was really sad to see him give up his golf clubs, stop going out with his friend, Fritz, and retire to his living room. It was apparent from his behavior and attitude; he was ready to leave this world and be with his family. I strongly believe the love and compassion, we as family had for him, sustained him to continue each day. My father's children each played different roles in his caregiving. A few examples include my oldest brother, Gregory, kept him on some weekends; I and my oldest sister (Gina Bruce) took him to his health appointments, followed by our family gathering at his favorite restaurant, AppleBee's. 

In this tribute, I am especially acknowledging my middle sister Gwendolyn-Winston Simpson, who is an employed, mother of two beautiful adult children, with one adult child having special needs. I am forever grateful and thankful to my middle sister, who tireless provided day-to-day care for greater than five years. As a researcher in caregiving, I am aware of the multiple demand of caregiving (e.g. caring for her adult child with special needs and my dad) can have on your mental and physical health. Gwennie, YOU, did it and you made his final days as peaceful as possible.

Gwennie, I just want you to know from your youngest sister that I sincerely appreciate all you have done. I love you for keeping him with meals, cleaned, and providing him with emotional and instrumental support during his toughest times. I strongly believe if dad could have spoken following his stroke, he would have thanked you and shared his love for you with all his heart. Since, he could not, I am here to say, you are acknowledged, appreciated, and loved by your youngest sister for all that you have done.

With all my love, 

Gaynell