Henry Lynn Simpson

Born: Sun., Oct. 29, 1944
Died: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Location: Hart Funeral Home


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel


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Mr. Henry Lynn Simpson, age 75, of Waycross, passed away late Sunday night (1/12/20) at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida following an extended illness.

Born October 29, 1944 in Waycross, he was the only son of John Henry and Bessie Brooks Simpson.  He grew up in Waycross and graduated from Waycross High School in 1962.  He was a veteran, having served in the US Air Force and then attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton. He obtained his Pharmacist degree from Mercer University in Macon.  He lived in Lenox, GA for several years where he owned and operated Lenox Drug before moving to Blackshear in 1985.  He retired from Unison Behavioral Health (Satilla Mental Health) as the head pharmacist. 

He was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church in Pierce County and was a former member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear where he had taught Sunday school. 

He enjoyed hobby farming and tending to his goats, cows, dogs, cats, and other animals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Johnnie Ruth Peacock.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Dr. Valarie Jerome (husband James) of Newbury, England and Lori Shae Walker (husband Adam) of Patterson; his daughters’ mother and longtime wife and friend, Mary Hersey Simpson of Blackshear; 6 grandchildren, Rebecca Jerome, Jacob Jerome, and Ava Jerome, all of Newbury, England and Jasper Walker, Ethan Walker, and Ellie Walker, all of Patterson; a sister, Juanita Sears (husband Andrew) of Blackshear; a special nephew and family, Billy, Michelle, and Justin Simpson of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

A memorial service will take place Thursday afternoon (1/16/20) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Jordan officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unit, PO Box 667, Blackshear, Georgia 31516.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Terri Lloyd
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Lynn was a dear friend and co worker at Unison. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.

Sherry DeLoach
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
This family has always been so good to me and Mr Simpson will be truly missed. I love you all and I’m sorry for your loss.

Ray and Susan Lovett
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Mary, Valarie, Lori Shae and family we are so sorry to learn of the passing of Lynn.
He was our neighbor and friend/family for many years. We know that he will be missed by many.
Praying for all of you. We are just a call away.
Love and prayers
Ray, Susan and Christy Lovett

Charles Loska
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Dear Juanita, I pray that The Lord will comfort all of you in Lynn's passing.Love, Goodie Loska

Judy Goggans
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Was so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Mary, Valarie, Lori Shae & family are in my thoughts & prayers. Mary I love you. Lin, Judy & Jake Goggans

Lin & Judy Goggans
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you Mary, Valarie, & Lori Shae & familiies. We love you all.

Mike Ruff
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Prayers for Mary and for all the family. Lynn was a childhood neighbor and friend to our entire family.

Glyn V Thomas
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Lynn was a valued colleague who gave years of loyal and unstinting service to Unison (Satilla CSB) and to his co-workers and patients. We mourn his passing.

Tina Keene (Saxon)
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Lynn was my mentor. I worked with him in the pharmacy at satilla mental health . It was Lynn who encouraged and basically booted me to follow my dream of becoming an RN. He assured me that even at 35 I could do it. Well I did. Graduated and licensed at 39. Thank you Lyn for your encouragement and believing in me. God bless and comfort the family. Rest In Peace Lynn.

Maxie Parker
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Lynn was my longtime friend and I loved him very much. May he rest in peace. Continued prayers for all of the family.

Frank Shipes
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
I want to extend my condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lynn was a friend from Waycross High School.

Eleanor Garcia McMullen
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Dear family, we are so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. Sending you lots of love and you will be in our prayers.

Donna Martin
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I worked with him for many years and he was an awesome kind coworker. His family will be in my prayers!!

Patricia Camp
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Loved Lynn and Mary and the family he was the best pharmacist and neighbor. I remember when he pierced Carla's ears too funny!!!Ya'll are in my heart and prayers!!!

Tammy Oakley
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Mary, Valarie and Lori Shae, we were so sad to hear of Lynn's passing. Your family was so kind to us when we moved to Blackshear in 1992. The boys loved spending time at your house with Lynn and you ladies, and we will be forever grateful for the hospitality and love you showed us. Lynn was a huge part of that and he will never be forgotten. We will be praying for you in the coming days and again we are so sorry for your loss.

Johnny Keener
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
My sincere condolence to the family and fiends. Lynn & I went to school together & graduated from Waycross High. He and I go way back even to our grammar school days when we played basketball against one another. I went to school at Isabella. Lynn was a good friend and a good classmate during our high school days. He will be sorely missed but I know he is in a better place with our Lord.

Valerie Poppell
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Our family is very sorry for the loss of Mr. Lynn. I remember him pulling us on the tobacco crate behind the 4-wheeler the year it snowed. He and I also helped put Rehobeth Baptist Church cookbooks together. I have one of the books he and I put together and use it a lot. Lots of good memories. He will be missed for sure. We will keep praying for you all.

Lewis, Judy & Holly Wilson
   Posted Thu January 16, 2020
So sorry to hear of Lynn's death...while in Lenox, he & family were great friends. We went to church together and often visited in the Pharmacy. Although he was away from us, we always remembered him and will cherish the many memories we have.

Teresa D. Bagaria
   Posted Thu January 16, 2020
Mary, Valerie, Lori Shae, and families,
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers, and hoping you feel surrounded by all of the love sent your way. May God's healing peace fill your hearts during these difficult times.

Eric Betts
   Posted Thu January 16, 2020
Mary, Valarie & Lori Shae,
I am saddened by the loss of Mr. Lynn. One of the early memories of him is when he would pay me 50 cents to take the trash out at Lenox Pharmacy. There are certainly a lot more great memories I have of him. I was hoping to get to come to the service but work prevented me being available to go. My prayers and love to all of you!

Judy James Harris
   Posted Sun January 19, 2020
Dear Mary, Valarie, and Lori Shae, I wanted to let you know how saddened I was to hear of Lynn's passing. Do wish I could have been there to have seen you but I have been working in St. Louis for several months. I will keep you in my prayers. Love to all of you.

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