Willard Gill Simpson

Published 8:25 am Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Willard G. “Boozie” Simpson, 81, of Elizabeth City died peacefully surrounded by family on September 20, 2020 at home. Born in Pasquotank County on July 6, 1939 to the late Samuel Haywood Simpson and Eunice Sylvester Simpson,  he was the husband of sixty-one years to Ann Cartwright Simpson. He was a member and former deacon of Corinth Baptist Church.  He retired after thirty-two years with the telphone company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughterPaige Simpson Blackburn and husband Todd of Clayton; sons Paul Simpson and wife Cheryl, Martin Simpson and wife Terry, all of Elizabeth City, and Jeffrey Simpson and wife Elaine Vann-Simpson of Sunbury; grandchildren Courtney Simspon,  Austin Simpson and fianceé Meg, Josh Simpson and wife Jennifer, Katelynn Sullivan and husband D. J., Nathaniel Simpson and wife Kristen, Hannah Simpson, and Kimber and Karley Blackburn; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother Ronald Simpson.

A funeral service was held September 23 at Corinth Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Davin Phillips. Burial was in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Corinth Baptist Church Budget, 1035 US 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC  27909 or Alzeiheimers North Carolina, 2245 Stantonsburg Rd., Greenville, NC  27834. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to www.TwifordFH.com.

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