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Ellene Simpson

Ellene Merritt Simpson, age 87 of Graniteville, S.C., wife of the late Edward Simpson and daughter of the late Thomas Merritt and the late Ellen Johnson Merritt, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 11, 2020. She is survived by a son, Timothy Augustus Simpson; a daughter, Helen Simpson (Larry) Mathis; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Joseph Simpson and Robbie Edward Simpson. She was a member of Breezy Hill Baptist Church in Graniteville. Her hobbies included working in her flower garden. She truly loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren; they were her joy in life. She shall be greatly missed by her family and all whose lives she touched.  Death is not the end, as she has just made that great transition to her new Heavenly Home, where all is joy and peace in a land of endless tomorrows. A graveside service, celebrating her life, will be held at the Graniteville Cemetery on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Phillip Napier officiating. There will be no formal visitation with the family at the funeral home. Due to the Pandemic, everyone is asked to wear a face mask to the service.  Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829 is in charge of all arrangements, and you may sign the guest registry by logging on to  www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

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Ellene didn't seem to want much -- her garden, flowers, books to read, family and friends wellbeing, a happy home and love. She worked hard and tirelessly and put others' needs above her own, She was smart (either salutatorian or valedictorian of her graduating class), a lover of nature, kind and compassionate, generous. and a daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother to be proud of. I wish I had a thousand words for love because she demonstrated it in everything she did. She was my sister, friend and confidant. Her absence from our lives is a great loss, but memories of her will be precious until we meet again.

Lois Merritt Wren Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Heaven has received a very special angel, I love you Aunt Ellene

Wanda Scott Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Ellene was a gentle, kind and sweet spirit. She had a heart of gold, was a hard worker and loved by all who knew her. She would do anything she could to help if she saw or felt a need. She was steadfast in her beliefs and would stand for a cause. Her precious hands sewed my wedding dress almost fifty years ago and I am thankful I have this sweet reminder of her to treasure. I love her dearly and will always hold a very special place in my heart for her. Rest in peace, comfort and joy until we all meet again. Prayers going up for all of the family.

Cheryl (Mercer) and Don Johnson Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Ellene, a dear sister and friend. You will be missed so very much.
I love you. Godspeed, and have a happy reunion in Heaven.

Clyde Batchelor Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

Clyde Batchelor Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

My dearest Aunt Ellene. She was so kind and so loving, I enjoyed her very much and I appreciate how she showed me over the years how she loved and appreciated me. I was just a spoiled little bratty niece, but she was always here for my most comfort and love. She came a far distance just to bring me flowers and take me home with her if I would go. She hated to see anyone down and would help them up all she could.
She means the world to me -- always has and always will. She was a very special gift to me and I am so grateful. Hope to meet you again.

Sandra Wren Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

This dear woman was like a second mother to me. I would go catch the bus with her son timmy every day and she always had breakfast waiting on me.

Patrick Mabbott Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

To an Aunt who loved her family and loved ones with all her soul and heat. She was the hardest working
person i know who was a homemaker. She loved all her sisters deeply and her children. We loved her back and thought of her often even though we could not go see her due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our sympathies
and prayers are with everyone who knew her. May God bless all and you will be in our prayers. I can only think of her as just sleeping like my Mom, Dad and Brothers who have gone on ahead of us.

Rachel Jeffcoat and family Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM