Shirley Jean Elks Simpson of Windsor, NC went to be with her Lord, January 15, 2023 at her residence in Windsor surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 5, 1934 in Beaufort County, daughter of the late Floyd Stanley and Louise Christine Leggette Elks. She was predeceased by her husband Garland Simpson; her son, Audie Simpson, and her sister, Dean Barber. Jean worked many jobs in the Windsor area as a waitress and sales clerk and finally as a home day care provider. She was dedicated to her family and loved to travel to see them. She was also dedicated to her church, Greens Cross Baptist, in many capacities and loved her church family who was also very dedicated to her.
Her surviving family includes her son: Leo Simpson and wife Brenda of Farmville, NC, Lou Friend and husband Bob of Grifton, NC, Moneen Jones and husband Robert of Greenville, NC and brother Gerald Elks of Franklin, VA; grandchildren, Chasidy Simpson, Brandon Simpson, Jessica Gutierrez, Jimmy Reekes III, Louanne Varley, Tracy Alexander, Kim Hammam, Noah Wiggins, Pam Gaines, Grant, Russell and Ken Jones and twenty great grandchildren. Special love and appreciation to Shannon Sanderlin, her caregiver and adopted granddaughter.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Greens Cross Baptist Church, Windsor, NC with Wilson Hoggard officiating. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service and other times at the residence. Private family burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery.
Arrangements are Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.