Mr. Melvin Jerome Simpson, Sr.,, 53, of 1030 5th Street, Statesville, departed this life on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Iredell County on May 27, 1965, and was the son of the late Lloyd Shaw Simpson and Helen Louise Turner Simpson. Melvin was married to Shannon Denise Woods Simpson, who survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, William Turner, Lloyd Simpson and Johnny Turner; one sister, Martina Dulin.
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He graduated with the class of 1984 from Statesville High School, and he worked as a material handler with a Furniture Company. Melvin was an active member of Vision Outreach Christian Center, where he served as a trustee. He enjoyed spending time with family and very much loved his kids as well as his grandchildren who were the center of his world. Melvin will truly be missed by his family as he starts the next chapter in Heaven.
In addition to his wife, Shannon Denise Woods Simpson, who survives, is a daughter, Sharonda Torrence Perez and Regina Torrence, both of Salisbury; sons, Melvin Simpson Jr., and Derrick Torrence, both of Statesville; three brothers, Steven (Donna) Simpson, of Salisbury, Dr. Charles (Karen) Simpson of Mooresville, and Thomas (Hattie) "Craig" Dulin of Statesville; two sisters, Robin Whittenburg, and Terra (Chris) Jeffries, both of Salibury; four grandchildren, Jayvion, Javier, and Mallorie, all of Salisbury, and Javelle of Statesville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Melvin Jerome Simpson, Jr., will be conducted on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, Statesville. Dr. Charles Simpson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Members of the family will receive friends from 12-12:30 pm at the funeral home. They will assemble at the residence of 150 Henderson Dr., Statesville at other times.
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