Hallie Willie Simpson
Hallie Willie Simpson was born on September 12, 1924, in Rocky Point, North Carolina. He was the youngest of seven children born to the late George and Lillie Mae Simpson.
He received his education in the New Hanover County Schools. For over 33 years, he was employed by Cox Farms. He later worked for Atlantic Railroad and Timme Corporation.
Raised in a Christian home, Hallie attended St. James Church in Rock Hill, North Carolina. He accepted Christ at a very early age. In 1995, he began to fellowship with and joined the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Wilmington, North Carolina. There, he rededicated his life to God. He later moved his membership to join his daughter at New Temple Church of God in Christ, Wilmington, North Carolina. While attending New Temple and desiring to be a blessing for the up-building of the Kingdom, he purchased the first keyboard for the church.
Being a lover of people, he brought joy to those around him. He enjoyed making people laugh and would always try to put a smile on everyone’s face. He was a giver and was known to give his last. Whenever he had, you had. He was known for his saying, /”If I had it, you can get it because I love to see you with it. Since I ain’t got it, you have to do without it.”
Hallie never sat around idle. He occupied his time with things that brought pleasure in life. He was an avid sports fan. For many years, he coached a baseball league in Wilmington. He was a hard worker and encouraged others to do the same. He enjoyed cooking and watching people eat. He will be greatly missed.
Preceded in death were two sisters, Suzie Simpson Bey and Quessie Simpson; three brothers, Roscoe Simpson, George Simpson, and Lacy Simpson; one great-great-grandchild.
Leaving to cherish his memories are his two children, Gale Green and Lillie Mae Summerall (Eddie), both of Wilmington, NC; one sister, Helen Batts of Wilmington, NC; one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, five grandchildren and a host of great-grands and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Friday, July 9, 2010, at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Wilmington, NC, by Pastor Thomas Wiggins. Burial will follow in John Chapel Cemetery, Castle Hayne, NC.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 1119 South 4th street, Wilmington, NC.
A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.