Hubert Y. Simerson

March 4, 1924 - March 31, 2015
Hubert Y. Simerson


Hubert Young Simerson went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 31, 2015.

He was born in Churchland, NC on March 4, 1924 to the late Sidney and Nannie Elizabeth Young Simerson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years Emilie Gordon Springle Simerson; two daughters, Linda Marie Simerson of Raleigh, NC and Andrea Caroline Simerson Estep of Newark, Delaware.

Bert 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.

He was the Volunteer Missions Coordinator for Delaware/Maryland Southern Baptist Convention. Bert and his wife Emilie went on volunteer mission trips to many countries including Rwanda, Burundi, Belize, Scotland, Mexico, prayer walking in Paris, Moldova, and Spain. Bert was in the choir at Ogletown Baptist Church, was interim choir director, and served on the deacon board.

Military: USAF radio gunner, B-17, WWII POW

Emilie organized the church food pantry, sang in the choir, and was on the dinner crew for the Wednesday night activities at Ogletown Baptist Church.

They are survived by son, Gordon Ray Simerson and wife Artemis 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, Talia Estep Romasco of Newark Delaware and six great grandchildren.

There will be a Memorial Service for Bert and his wife Emilie at the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Bert and Emilie are interred in Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 13, 2015
    Wanda Lentz says:
    Trish, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of you parents. I have such fond memories of both of them. They were such special people who were a blessing to me and to so many others. My love and prayers are with you and your family.

  • April 14, 2015
    Bill Dewberry says:
    Dot and I send our prayers and well wishes to both Trish and Gordy....May the many wonderful fond memories of these two keepers comfort you in this time of need. They were a blessing to all who knew them......

  • April 14, 2015
    Paula Cobb says:
    Bert and Emilie were pillars of the church here at Ogletown. Appreciate all that they did for the ministry here. Please extend my sympathy to the Simerson family.

  • April 03, 2015
    Judy Acord French says:
    So sorry to hear of Bert's passing. Praying for God's comfort for the family.

  • April 02, 2015
    Marcia Paxton says:
    Dave and I are so sorry to hear of the death of our friend Bert. Bert was a mainstay of the Music Ministry at Ogletown Baptist Church for many years and it was my pleasure to sing, not only with him, but under his direction as well. He was also a friend of my father's as was Emilie a friend of my mother's. Their deaths are a loss, not only to their children but to all of us who knew and loved them. We have many great memories!