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Selma Terrell Simpson

February 10, 2020


Selma Terrell Simpson  

Mrs. Selma Terrell Simpson of 4908 Lancashire Drive, Raleigh, NC, died at 2:04 p.m. Monday, February 10 at home after a short period of declining health.

Born on June 28, 1915, in Caswell County, daughter of the late Henry Edward Terrell and Lucy Susan Simmons Terrell. She was married for 60 years to Walter Burch Simpson. A World War II veteran, her husband predeceased her in 1997. She was a longtime member of the First Christian United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Lila B. Sellars Sunday School Class, and the Women’s Fellowship.

Survivors include her daughter, Penny Simpson (Cato Estrada) of Raleigh; a son, Tony Simpson (Cindy) of Fuquay-Varina; two grandchildren, Stefan Estrada (Jessica) of Austin, Texas; Elis Estrada (Matt Goldberg) of Alexandria, Virginia, and one great grandchild, Aila Estrada. She is also survived by her loving sister, Mrs. Mary Terrell Menefee and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services of Burlington, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 14 followed by a service in their chapel at 11:00 a.m. and interment in Alamance Memorial Park.


The family wishes to thank the members and staff of the First Christian United Church of Christ of Burlington for their cards, visits, and support over the years, Doctors Making House Calls for support in her final months, and Transitions HospiceCare (Wake County) for support in her final days. A special thanks also goes to Elaine Williams, Kirstie Strickland, and Joan Cater for their loving care and unconditional support.


Memorials may be made to First Christian United Church of Christ, 415 South Church St., Burlington, NC 27216 or to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 


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Celebration of Life
February 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Rich and Thompson Chapel
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215

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