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Joshua Allen Simpson, 30, beloved son, brother and uncle of Horseshoe Road, Elizabeth City, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 surrounded by his family in the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 4, 1984 in Elizabeth City to Jerry Allen Simpson and Bonnie Sanderlin Simpson. Joshua was a teacher's assistant for handicap children in California prior to his illness.
Besides his parents, Joshua is survived by a brother, Jeff Simpson and wife, Tracie, and their children, Savannah Simpson, Scarlet Simpson and Tanner Simpson all of Elizabeth City; paternal grandmother, Mary Holder of Elizabeth City; four aunts, Irene Chandler of Greensboro, Sharon White of Elizabeth City, Cathy Romaine of Chesapeake, Va. and Shirley Ridge of Orlando, Fla.; four uncles, Tim Evans of Elizabeth City, Julian Sanderlin of Camden, Jimmy Sanderlin of Bear Grass and Carlton Sanderlin of Richmond, Va. Also, he is survived by several cousins.
A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Elizabeth City by Rev. Larry Chandler. The family will receive friends and relatives immediately following the chapel service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at their residence, 879 Horseshoe Rd., Elizabeth City. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in memory of Joshua be made to one's favorite charity. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City is serving the Simpson family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Twiford's Funeral Home - Elizabeth City
405 E CHURCH Elizabeth City, NC 27909-
Published in The Daily Advance on June 17, 2014