MRS. MAE ESTHER SIMPSON, {95} born Mae Esther Simmons in Myrtle Beach, SC on January 30, 1923 to the late Freeman and Mariah Simmons. She departed this life on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Compass Pointe Nursing Facility in Conway, SC.

Mae Esther’s siblings Anna Belle Jones, John Henry Simmons, Andrew Simmons and Eva Simmons preceded her in death.

Mae Esther attended Carver School where she was a star basketball player. She joined Sandy Grove Baptist Church at the age of fifteen {15} years old and remained a faithful member until her passing. She worked in food preparation at several restaurants: Broadway Café, Chesterfield Inn, Rita’s Pub and The Sea Captain’s House.

On March 3, 1946 Mae Esther married John R. Simpson who died in March 2014.

Mae Esther leaves to cherish her memory eight {8} sons and five {5} daughters-in-law: Edward Johnson, Sr. {Joanne} of Washington, DC; Robert L. Simmons, Sr. {Rebecca} of Myrtle Beach, SC; John G. Simpson {Gail} of Myrtle Beach, SC; Abdul R. Muhammad of Myrtle Beach, SC; Donald R. Simpson, Sr. of Brooklyn, NY; Tommy Simpson {Ella} of Winter Park, FL; Ronald R. Simpson of Brooklyn, NY and Randy A. Simpson {Pansy} of  Hopewell, VA; a total of thirty-one {31} grandchildren; forty-nine {49} great-grandchildren; seven {7} great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and friends that will miss her deeply. Mae Esther’s extended family included many, many people. Many of them called her Mom. They loved her and she loved each one of them.

Mae Esther will ALWAYS live in our hearts and minds.

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, June 22, 2018 at Ocean View Funeral Home Myrtle Beach Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Homes Myrtle Beach Chapel.  



  • Our sympathy and prayers go out to the Simpson Family, especially to Tommy and Ella. Some years ago we had the privilege of meeting your lovely mother. May God be with you and ypur family during this time of bereavement. Love Joseph & Barbara Caldwell.

  • To the family during this time in your life may you carry the memory of your mother deep in your heart. To the Grands and Great Grands find out as much as you can about her so your memory can be fulfilled.I am sure she was a refinded lady.

    William and Vivian Bullard

  • Our condolences for your loss. Mrs. Simpson was a wonderful, happy and generous person. May she rest in peace.

  • Offering our prayers and condolences to the Simpson Family on the passing of your mother , grandmother and great grandmother.

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