OBITUARY

Reverend Calbert "Vincent" Simpson

May 1, 1931June 22, 2020

Calbert Simpson, 89, affectionately known as “Vincent” of Missouri City, Texas, passed on June 22,2020.

Calbert was born to Albert and Jane Simpson, May 1, 1931, in St. Elizabeth Jamaica, West Indies. He attended Ballard’s Valley Elementary and Lititz High School. Calbert received his Theological Diploma from Union Theological College in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959. He also received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1976 from Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.

He married Frances Joyce Campbell on September 8, 1962. They lived in several parishes in Jamaica before migrating to the United States where they made Brooklyn, New York their home. They lived in Brooklyn surrounded by family for many years and eventually purchased a home in Laurelton, New York. They enjoyed this home for over 15 years and relocated to Missouri City, Texas where they spent their final years.

He is survived by: His sisters, Golden and Emlah; and sisters-in-law: Pearl, Avis, Mercel, and Ruth. Calbert had no biological children; however, he leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and several godchildren to cherish his memory.

He was preceded in death by wife, Frances; brothers: Cecil aka "Doctor", Vivian, Dudley and Stanley; and sisters: Vera and Elda.

Calbert was an Ordained Minister in the Moravian Church. After relocating to the United States, he worked as an Accounting Manager for various financial institutions for 20 years until his retirement. He continued his ecumenical pursuits at the United Moravian Church in Harlem, New York as an Associate Pastor. He enjoyed music, reading, swimming and games. He was also involved in soliciting donations for the National Cancer Society.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, July 3rd, 1:00 pm at Forest Park at Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale St. Houston, Texas 77023. Rev. David Northcutt of Southminster Presbyterian Church will officiate the ceremony. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution payable to one of the following churches in Jamaica, West Indies in honor of Rev. Calbert Simpson:

• Bethany Moravian Church • Carisbrook Moravian Church • Lititz Moravian Church • Ballard’s Valley Moravian Church

Please forward your contributions to: Dr. Milton Thomas 3610 Parkside Drive Pearland, Texas 77584

Services

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    Friday, July 3, 2020

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Rev. Hubert & Jenny Schwartz

July 4, 2020

Our condolences to the Simpson family & relatives. We fondly remember sharing in conversation and fellowship with Uncle Vincent at our many family celebrations and events over the years. He was a wonderful testimony as one of God's faithful believers.

beverly Simpson

July 3, 2020

You all are being kept close in our hearts today. Because you are very special and mean so much to us. We just want to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Also, we pray that God will bring you strength and peace and hope you can feel all the caring and support that come your way.

Love,
Beverly, Eric & Victor

Nicole Lyew

July 3, 2020

Condolences to the family

Shelley Holder

July 3, 2020

Dear Aunt Emlah, Ms. G, Florell and Janet,

May we express our sympathies at the passing of Uncle Vincent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this time.

Love Shelley and Ms. Beryl

George and Beverly Bennett

July 3, 2020

Mr. Vincent Simpson was a wonderful neighbor. He was a very friendly and giving person . Along with his sisters he willing share with their neighbors. We've enjoyed many wonderful fruits and vegetables from their gardens. He loved to study the sky and would always call us to share the wonders of the nighttime skies. He never failed to wave or toot his horn as he drove by. He loved to talk and we will miss those calls and talks as time goes by. May the precious memories he leaves behind help to sustain you as you mourn his passing. Hope to see him in the sweet by and by.

Jeannette Crooks

July 3, 2020

Sending love and prayers to the family. It was always such a pleasure being in the presence of uncle Vincent. He was kind and always had a smile on his face. Rest In Peace uncle Vincent. We love you. Crooks family.🙏🏾🙏🏾

Joann Dunmire

July 3, 2020

Dear Golden, Emlah, Florell and family,

My deepest thoughts and prayers to you all at this sad time.
Fondly, Joann

Melanie Schwartz

July 3, 2020

From as long as I can remember, Uncle Vincent has been a part of my life. He loved us as his own grandchildren, never failing to call for birthdays, holidays, or just to say hi. Uncle Vincent was the most strong-minded person I've ever known. While his opinions and stance on things might not have been...the most agreeable, Uncle Vincent taught me the importance of speaking your mind. The man might have been hard to agree with, but he wasn't hard to love. I'll miss his "Oh hi JJ," his "Cheeeese!" when taking pictures, and his heartfelt (but kind of long) prayer when blessing meals.

Uncle Vincent, I'll miss you so much.

Monique Fraser

July 3, 2020

Uncle Calbert, you will be missed very much. Thank you for always checking on me and always giving me great advice when it came to my job searches. I am so grateful to have known you. Thank you again for all your wisdom and for always cheering my mom up. Rest in Peace. Love you.

Molly Fraser

July 3, 2020

My Dear beloved friend rest in peace. I will miss you and your weekly calls to check in on me. I appreciated them very much. You are gone but never forgotten. I will love you always.

FROM THE FAMILY