Demetrius Simpson Jr.|
Demetrius Joseph "DJ" Simpson, Jr., 13, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Oct. 18, 2000, in Omaha, Neb., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
DJ attended O'Fallon schools since kindergarten. An eighth grader at Fulton Jr. High School, he was active in sports and particularly enjoyed baseball and basketball. He played on the Fulton Jr. High basketball team and the Hoopville AAU team. As if he never met a stranger, DJ was well-liked by students and teachers; his smile and charm could light up a room. He was a devoted son and had a strong bond with his younger brother Donovan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Demetrius Joseph Simpson, Sr.
Surviving are his mother, Catina Simpson and his brother Donovan Simpson of O'Fallon; his grandparents, Ruby and Esau Tolson of O'Fallon; aunts, Karen (Rashawn) Burns of Belleville, and Erica Tolson of O'Fallon; and an uncle, Gregg (Floretta) Tolson.
Memorial donations in memory of DJ are suggested to his family. Share your memories of DJ at www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Funeral: Funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Marie Schaefer Elementary School, 505 S. Cherry St., O'Fallon, with Minister Charlotte Franklin officiating. Burial will follow at O'Fallon City Cemetery, O'Fallon, Ill.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 23, 2014