“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death…”

-- Rev. 21:4

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Church of the Living God Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Roderick Washington, pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate at the service. Rev. Joel Wallace is the Pastor.

Michael Simpkins, Sr., 64, of Waveland, MS, was born March 2, 1955, to the late Ethel Bell Harrington Simpkins and Roland Simpkins.

He was baptized and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at Mount Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Hosie Parker. He went to Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, MS. He attended Pearl River Community College where he graduated and received his Certification in Wielding. Later, He joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. Lee E. Morris, Sr. He has remained a faithful member, currently serving under the leadership of Pastor Roderick Washington. Michael served faithfully as the Maintenance Man of the church, ensuring that the lawn was cut in a timely manner and making any needed repairs.

On June 25, 1982, Michael Simpkins, Sr. united in holy matrimony with Cynthia Simpkins; to this union two children were born. His employment includes working for many years for the City of Waveland, as well as Dillman’s Roofing, Tillman’s Construction, 25 years for Gulf Coast Pre- Stress, and different ship yards in Louisiana. He enjoyed fishing, working outdoors, grilling, race tracking, sitting around the campfire, and spending time with his grandchildren, family, friends, and helping others.

Michael Simpkins, Sr. ended this life peacefully on January 31, 2020 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Bell Harrington Simpkins and Roland Simpkins.

Mike leaves to cherish his loving memories: his devoted wife of 37 plus years, Cynthia Simpkins; two children, Michael, Jr. (Amber) Simpkins, of D’Iberville, Jeremy Simpkins, of Waveland; three sisters, Elizabeth Simpkins of Waveland, Deneen Terry, and Ann Simpkins, of St. Paul, MN; one brother, James Simpkins, of Waveland; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Dominic, Amiyah, Elezia, Kylie, Xavier, and Arianna; four Godchildren, LaToya Mercier, Crystal Singleton, Tiffany Brown, and Jamaal Terry; he will be truly missed by his three sisters-in-law, Linda Williams, Angela Daniels, and Robin McCants, all of Pensacola, FL, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends..

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will be in the Waveland Cemetery. Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.

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