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New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church
Saturday January 18th, 2020

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Shawn Kim Simpson

Shawn K. Simpson  passed away on Saturday January 11, 2020 in Sentara Hospice House Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Shawn Kim Simpson, Sr. was born on June 23, 1967 in Los Angeles, California to Mr. & Mrs. Donald Simpson and Christine Simpson. Shawn was a fun-loving and friendly youngster who was active in sports while growing up in Southern California. Shawn enjoyed bike riding, basketball and especially swimming - participating on a swim team. Intellectually curious from an early age, Shawn would often tinker with household items because he always wanted to know how things worked. Shawn and his family moved several times while living in California. During Shawn’s early years, his family attended several Seventh-day Adventist Churches in the Los Angeles and Long Beach areas. Shawn was a good student and excelled while attending three different private Seventh-day Adventist schools. When not in school, Shawn was usually outside playing and exploring his neighborhood.

The family eventually relocated from Los Angeles, California to the Bronx, New York where Shawn graduated from Herbert H. Lehman High School. Shawn never lost his intellectual curiosity. During his teenage years, Shawn developed a love for everything related to computers. Shawn then went on to LaGuardia Community College in pursuit of his Associates Degree in IT.

Shawn met his sweetheart Sharon as a teenager. They began their adult life with the birth of Valenae’ and their first son Shawn, Jr. in the Bronx, New York. Shawn relocated his family to Newport News, Virginia. After the birth of their second son, Quincy, Shawn and Sharon moved to Norfolk, Virginia and began 20 years of marriage on December 18, 1999.

While residing in Norfolk, Virginia Shawn continued to work as a computer programmer analyst in the IT technology profession. During his down time, he preferred spending quality time at home watching sports, especially basketball, football and boxing. Shawn enjoyed working on his house and cars, and passing on that knowledge to his kids and friends. His favorite pastime was perfecting his bar-b-que skills.

Shawn was preceded in death by his mother Christine Simpson, his father Donald Simpson, brother Martin A. Douglas as well as both maternal and paternal grandparents. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 20 years - Sharon A. Simpson, his daughter Valenae’ Bullock, son Shawn K. Simpson, Jr., son Quincy A. Simpson, granddaughter TaLeah A. Clayton, grandson Tyler I. Bullock, grandson Kayden Bullock, sister Hope T. McDonald, sister Alison S. Douglas, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends.

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Mrs. Simpson, my dearest condolences. My very first memory of Shawn was in 1st grade, Long Beach SDA School. In my opinion, we became best friends. We were two of the Three Musketeers. We did everything together. His older sister, Tracey even started to tolerate me. After that year, I had to move back to San Francisco. And then back to E. Los Angeles where I went to White Memorial SDA School. I was really missing my First Grade buddy, and then he showed up at The White, in my 3rd grade year. That year I had my tonsils taken out. Ended staying the hospital a few days. He was the only one from our class who came and visited me there.

After that year, I had to move again. I lost all track off him.

I tried looking him up a few times but was usually given reference of some Caucasian dude.

I am truly sorry for your lost.
James (Jimmy, aka Speed Racer) A. Duran.

James A. Duran May 11 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Shawn,
Today, I was forced to say goodbye. We were not ready. Iwill continue to love you, within my heart as always. Yes, I am heartbroken, but i will continue on your memory. Stay safe and clise too Gods loving arms, for only He has the answers.
Rest in peace my love and thank you for it all.
Love iuour wife
Sharon Simpson

Mrs. Simpson Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Simpson

Mrs. Simpson Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Simpson

Celia Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Simpson

Nicole Nic Young Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

. Although I only met Mr Simpson on a few occasions, he took time out for my sons on many occasions throughout their high school and adult years, watching sports giving fatherly advise, they seem to enjoy his company and always had nice things to say about him and his family. He will be truly missed , prayers and blessing to his family. Regina Davis and family

Regina Davis Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shawn Simpson

Regina Davis Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

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