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Raymond “Jerry” Simpson slept away peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, February 21, 2019 at Beacon Place in Greensboro, NC. His funeral will be held 11:00AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at World Victory International Christian Center, 1414 Cliffwood Drive, Greensboro, NC. Visitations will start 1hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Maplewood Memorial Park.

 He was born on November 10, 1944, to Leo and Vera Simpson, and one of 14 children.  He attended Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Catholic School, Dudley High School and Guilford Technical Community College. 

Jerry was a current member of World Victory International Christian Center, Greensboro, NC. In his early 30s, he was a member of the “Street Boys Baseball Team” coached by his father, Mr. L. V. Simpson. He loved to swim and fish.

He loved growing various types of vegetables and had joy sharing the fruit of his labor with others.  Jerry was a person that loved to watch the growth in the garden of his life.

Jerry met and married his sweetheart, Joyce Surgeon Lang on April 20, 1984, and    fathered two handsome sons, Antonio Maurice Lang and Jeremy Scott Simpson. They   shared 37 years together, filled with love, golfing trips, and a large loving blended family together. 

Raymond “Jerry” Simpson leaves a profound legacy of fortitude, grace and happiness. He is preceded in death by his brother Don Michael Simpson and his parents. He will be forever loved and remembered by his caring wife Joyce Surgeon Lang Simpson   (Greensboro, NC); Florence Cardwell (First Spouse); Five children, Robert Cobb (Phyllis- deceased) of Greensboro, Melissa “Diane” Lanier (Samuel) of Hyde Park, NY; Felita Moore (Michael) of Greensboro, NC, Antonio Lang (Rhonda) of Greensboro, NC and Jeremy Simpson (Demetria) of Greensboro, NC; twelve grandchildren: Amanda, Cerone,   Christopher, Samantha, Shaniece, Jordan, Jeremiah, Jackson, Griffin, Ryan, Nakiyah and Francis; 8 sisters: Carolyn Smith, Mary Anne Cole (Willie), Rose Marie Mitchell, Peggy   Milton, Sandra Goodman (Filippo), Brenda Simpson, Regina Wells, Veronica Simpson; 4 brothers: Charles Simpson, Leo Simpson Jr, Cameron Simpson (Yavel) and Bryant     Simpson (Mohya). A Host of other family members and friends, near and far, that he loved unconditionally.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
    May the strength of God be yours in this time of your bereavement.
    ~ Monica Wright   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    May the God who “binds up the broken-hearted” and “comforts all who mourn” sustain your family during this challenging time.- Isaiah 61:1,2. For more encouraging words please go to JW.org
    ~ Lynn
  • Monday, March 4, 2019
    Joyce, our heartfelt condolences to you and family in the loss of Jerry. He will be deeply missed. May you find comfort and peace in promises of Almighty God at Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4.
    ~ Bentley Family   Charlotte
  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God will soon eliminate such pain and suffering by means of his kingdom Psalms 46:1, 7. For more comforting words please go to jw.org search comfort.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
    My deepest condolence to Joyce and the family. I am so sorry I couldn’t be with you during your time of grief. My prayers and thoughts are with you always. I love you and holding you all close in my heart. Rest In Peace Jerry
    ~ Paula Cheek   Gibsonville, NC
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
    My deepest condolence to Joyce and the family. I am so sorry I couldn’t be with you during your time of grief. My prayers and thoughts are with you always. I love you and holding you all close in my heart. Rest In Peace Jerry
    ~ Paula Cheek   Gibsonville, NC
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
    My deepest condolence to Joyce and the family. I am so sorry I couldn’t be with you during your time of grief. My prayers and thoughts are with you always. I love you and holding you all close in my heart. Rest In Peace Jerry
    ~ Paula Cheek   Gibsonville, NC
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    May you find comfort and strength in knowing that God loves you and he cares for you, through talking to God in prayer, and from God's Word, the Bible. Psalm 36:7 says: "How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge." Nahum 1:7; God is "a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of ["takes care of"] those seeking refuge in him." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC