Obituary for Marian Simpson (1930-2021) – Greensboro, NC
Simpson, Marian Frances Vaughn
August 21, 1930 – March 17, 2021
GREENSBORO – Ms. Marian Vaughn Simpson, 90, beloved wife of the late William H. “Bill” Simpson, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the High Point, NC hospice home on Wednesday March 17, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church on West Market Street, 302 West Market Street, Greensboro. Masks are requested for those attending the service. The inurnition will take place in Westminster Gardens after the service. There will be no viewing. Marian was born on August 21, 1930 in Rockingham County to the late Joe Vaughan and Cassie Southard Vaughn. Her education included Stokesdale High School, Greensboro College, High Point College, and UNC-G. She was a dedicated teacher in Guilford County for 31 years and retired in June 1983. Marian and Bill were married on July 19, 1952. They were members of West Market Street United Methodist Church, which joined in October 1967. Was a loyal member of the Asbury Covenant Sunday School Class, played piano for the class for many years and was through Years active in many church committees. She was an inspiration to many. She was loving and kind, strong in her faith, and walked every day as a faithful witness to her Lord Jesus. Marian firmly believed in prayer, her prayer time was very special to her, along with her daily devotional time every day. She has served in the Christian Woman’s Club, Westridge Garden Club, Bridge Luncheon Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Stokesdale Chapter # 202, and Masonic Eastern Star Home Chapter # 379. Marian served twice as a worthy matron for the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her master, husband and family, Marian loved music, was with friends and neighbors, and enjoyed a good time. She had a gift of hospitality and loved nothing more than meeting family and friends for birthdays and holidays. Because of her love for people, she was a social “butterfly!” Many of her friends and family members called her “Miss Carolina” because of her great love for the UNC Tar Heels. Carolina Blue was her favorite color too. She was a blessing to everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Marian is led by her cousins Anne Blankenship, June and Jamie Blankenship, Mike (Penny) Southard, Bill (Elaine) Cresenzo, Vic (Betsy) Cresenzo, Rick (Neva) Cresenzo, Mark (Cynthia) Cresenzo, Randy (Julie) Cresenzo survived Betty Lou and Bill Hilles, Scott and Elizabeth Hilles, Jayne Hodges, Suzanne Corbin and Connie Southard; Brother-in-law Bob (Janice) Simpson and Simpson nieces and nephews of the Simpson family. Her only brother, Jimmy Vaughn, had preceded her death. Special thanks go to their carers from Home Statt Senior Care Greensboro and Whitestone Nurse Jennifer for their loving and special care for Marian. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the United Methodist Church on West Market Street, PO Box 870, Greensboro, NC 27401-0870. Salvation Army, 1311 South Elm-Eugene, Greensboro, NC 27406 or Piedmont Hospice, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262-7009. Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel serve this family, and condolences online can be offered at www.forbisanddick.com
Published by Greensboro News & Record on April 18, 2021.