Macie May Simpson

Published 10:32 am Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Macie May Simpson


Macie May Simpson departed this life on Aug. 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Edgar Cleary Simpson. She was the daughter of Wirt Waldo and Lizzie Lomie Daniel May and the granddaughter of Seth Preston and Mary (Molly) Jane Reynolds May and William Cornelius (Neil) and Lizzie Leila Spradlin Daniel.

She is survived by sister, Lomie Adelle May Hall of Pasadena, Calif.; daughter, Adelle Simpson of Brierfield; son, Edgar Wirt Simpson (Jane) of Fairfax, Va.; grandsons, Seth Reynolds Edgar Simpson and John (Jack) Franklin Charles Simpson.

She is also survived by her children of the heart, Barbara Farnell Milstead (Herbert) and Roy Smith (Mary); grandchildren of the heart, Steven Milstead (Terri) and Beth Milstead Wilson (Andy); great-grandchildren of her heart, Maury and Lizzie Milstead and Alissa, Janie and Raley Wilson.

She is survived by nieces, Kathy Sherrod, Sue Sherrod Dollins (Buddy), Susan Shirley Smith (Tony) and Nicole Adelle Rich; nephews, Jack Rich, John Farrington Jr. (Carolyn), William (Bill) Farrington (Terry), Benjamin (Benny) Sherrod, Ed Key (Sharon) and Lewis Shirley (Shirley).

Macie was born in Canoe, Escambia County, and lived subsequently in Montgomery, Andalusia and Foley. After graduating from Foley High School, she attended Alabama College (now the University of Montevallo) where she made many life-long friends and met her future husband, E. C. She graduated with a degree in social work but went back to school for undergraduate and advanced degrees in elementary education. She taught for over 38 years in the Birmingham schools, Calera High School, Six Mile Elementary in Bibb County and for many years at Montevallo Elementary. She remembered all of her students with great fondness.

The family extends special thanks to the staff at Knowlwood Assisted Living in Montevallo, especially Jeannie Moore, Aubrey Martin, Rhiannon Moore, Stacey Rogers and Vicky Langston, who made the last three years of Macie’s life so secure and enriched.

Celebration of Life for Macie will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Montevallo, on Sept. 7, 2013. Dr. Brian Wyatt and Rev. Buddy Freeman officiating. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m., family lunch at noon and a short graveside service at 1 p.m. at the Montevallo Cemetery.

Macie was allergic to flowers and wished those who wanted to remember her to do so with a charitable contribution to The First United Methodist Church, The University of Montevallo, your church or a charity benefiting animals. Please share condolences online at; Rockco Funeral Home of Montevallo directing.