Emilie Gordon Springle Simerson

July 17, 1924 - March 3, 2015
Emilie Gordon Springle Simerson

Emilie Gordon Springle Simerson, a child of the King, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 3, 2015 due to pneumonia complications.

She was born in Raleigh, NC on July 17, 1924 to the late George Washington Springle and Mary Elizabeth Springle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Marie Simerson of Raleigh, NC and Andrea Caroline Simerson Estep of Newark, Delaware.

Emilie was an active member of Ogletown Baptist Church of Newark, Delaware for many years and an active member of First Baptist Church, Leland, NC for seven years.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Hubert Young Simerson; son, Gordon Ray Simerson and wife Timi and their children, Gabriel and Darian Simerson of Connecticut; daughter, Patricia Elizabeth Simerson of Leland, NC; brothers, Robert Marian Springle and wife Barbara of Wilmington, NC and James Richard Springle and wife Connie of Southport, NC; grandchildren, Joy Estep, Erin Estep Linderman, Tayliah Estep of Newark Delaware and six great grandchildren.

There will be a private interment on March 31, 2015 at Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Leland, Growing Beyond Fund, 517 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. Condolences to the family at wilmingtoncares.com. Wilmington Funeral & Cremat

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  • April 15, 2015
    Jerry Boyer says:
    My sincere condolences for the family. Emily was a lovely friend. I enjoyed our ocasional lunches and trips to Lancaster before they moved.