Margaret A. Simpson

December 20, 1946March 15, 2021

Margaret “Peggy” A. Simpson, 74, Montville CT, unexpectedly passed away on March 15, 2021 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London Connecticut. Margaret was born on December 20, 1946 in Brooklyn New York to Floyd and Bertha Simmons and was the oldest of two children. Peggy met Vanish Lee Simpson in Roper North Carolina and stopped Lee in his tracks with one simple word. “Hello”. They married on June 28, 1969 and remained married for 51 years with three children. Peggy loved all things craft. From knitting to crocheting, to sewing and picking out plants for the rest of the family to pot (She didn’t like worms). Her warm smile and laugh lit up the room and made everyone around her feel what was always in her heart. Tough when she needed to be but always fun to be around, loving, giving and caring. She lived her life with grace and elegance and one of the sweetest people you’d ever meet. Peggy loved and cherished her family. She was a Woman of God and her life was a reflection of her walk with Christ. A constant student of the Word, she truly exemplified the meaning of being a Child of the King. With a song in her heart, she loved to hear kids sing so much that she became the children’s choir director with wall to wall kids at Shiloh Baptist Church. She loved eating popcorn and watching old movies (Columbo and Agatha Christie were just a couple of her favorites), sunflowers and butterflies. Lots and lots of butterflies. Everywhere.

She will forever be missed. Peggy … Wife … Mom … Ma … Mommy … Grandma … Mimi’s spirit will live on in the hearts of those who love and met her. Peggy is survived by her family that respects and loves her deeply, Vanish Lee Simpson (Husband), Bertha Simmons (Mother), Charmaine K. Fenty (Daughter), Marc T Simpson (Son), Cherise L Simpson (Daughter), grandchildren, great granddaughter, nieces and cousins.

Home Going Service will be held on Monday March 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am at Grace Baptist Church, 256 N Rd, Groton CT. Burial will immediately follow at Comstock Cemetery 48 Dock Rd, Uncasville, CT. For those planning to attend, please register at

The family wishes memorial contributions be made to any of the following in Margaret’s honor.


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    Monday, March 22, 2021


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Jeffery Harris

March 23, 2021

Lee and Peggy were mentors to Rosemary and I as a young and inexperienced couple. We had just started our family and we looked up to them as couple for their integrity, dedication to the truth of God’s word in all things, their love for Christ and each other and just keeping it Real. Although, my family and I ended up moving out of state, our friendship was always cherished through the years and on the occasions we would reunite.

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy. We loved the time we spent around both of you! Allow Peggy’s memory to comfort your hearts during the difficult days ahead.

With heartfelt regards,

Jeff & Rosemary Harris

Karen Liverman

March 21, 2021

To my dears Sister I will miss the times we shared going to Bible Studies, Church and seeing your beautiful smile always happy. I'll miss the calls we shared I will never find a wonderful person like you Peggy you will always be in my heart ❤ ♥!! Love always your Sister Karen..

James and Shirley Fletcher

March 20, 2021

Shirley and I would like to express our sympathy for the death of Margaret (Peggy) Simpson and our condolences to the family. We are so saddened by her passing. She was one of our best friends (like family). She was a beautiful woman of God and she always made you feel welcome and at home around her. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. No more pain and suffering for her. So long Peggy, until we meet again.
Love you always, James and Shirley Fletcher.

Terral Payne

March 19, 2021

Peggy was sweet, funny, loving and full of life. She will never suffer ever again.
Revelation 21:3,4

Liz Brevard

March 19, 2021

Peggy was my dearest friend for over 40 years. We had lots of good memories together from birthday celebrations, Bible classes, shopping trips, luncheons, Florida vacations, a Cruise to Nova Scotia, and many more. She was definitely a jewel of the rarest type. A priceless gem. A loving soul. She always had comforting words to give you in any circumstance. She loved God and was not ashamed to let you know it. She will always be in my heart and I will never forget my Loving Sister.

Love You Always,

Robin Harris

March 19, 2021

Mrs. Simpson was the first person I worked with at Shiloh Baptist Church in Junior Church. She was loving and kind. The epitome of Christ’s love. Rest easy Sis. Simpson. I’m sure the Lord has received you eagerly. ❤️ Min. Robin Harris

Doris Hoggard

March 18, 2021

My cousin Peggy was a "JEWEL OF LOVE". Proverb 31 is a perfect description of Peggy.
To Lee, her daughters, son, grandchildren & her mother, Aunt Bertha Mae please know you are thought of throughout the day. God promised to be near and carry us through difficult times. Trust Him on His Word.
Peggy will truly be missed in our family circle. She is gone from our sight but NEVER from our hearts.
Uncle Matthew Cornelius Bowens & Family, Roper, NC.

Doris Bowens Hoggard

March 18, 2021

To My Family Members:
May God's sheltering arms cover, comfort, strengthen, and give each of you peace during these difficult days.
Aunt Bertha Mae, Peggy was the epitome of your grace & humble spirit.
Your brother Matthew Cornelius Bowens & all his children from Roper, NC are lifting all of you in prayer and sending love.
Love you all.
Bowens Family

Brenda Barnes

March 18, 2021

I know Peggy will be greatly missed because she was such a wondeful friend with a loving and caring Soul.

She made me smile and laugh on many occasions and she was like a big sister to me, as well as one of my dearest friend's.

We ate out together, shopped together, and even enjoyed precepts together with the rest of our amazing group of precept ladies and it was a time spent together worth while.

I know she is in a better place because she is with God. Rest in peace my loving Sister. May God comfort your family in this time of grieving.

God Bless and love you all. You have my deepest condolences.