I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
The beloved Susie Linda Simpkins was born on January 10, 1953 to the late John Edward Simpkins and Sarah Ellen Savage Simpkins in Accomac, Virginia. God in infinite wisdom, called her from labor to reward on July 29, 2022 at Lake Taylor Transition Care Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.
“Linda,” as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. Upon graduation, she entered the workforce and worked in several industries. Linda was a personal care assistant before her health began fail.
Linda was a member of Macedonia AME Church in Accomac, Virginia. She served faithfully for countless years. Linda was an intricate part of the Pastor’s Aide and the Culinary Committee. She worked tirelessly alongside her mother, sisters, and other family members in the kitchen at Macedonia over several decades. They were given the name “The Dream Team,” because they organized stellar events for the church. They made sure each church function was blessed with delicious food and elegant décor.
In her spare time, Linda enjoyed going to Bingo and yard sales with her family and friends. You could always find her in the kitchen doing what she enjoyed most, cooking. She made so many delectable dishes, including yeast rolls, chicken and rice, and her famous chicken salad.
In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert, John, and Hiram; and sisters, Jacqueline, Daisey, Geraldine, Annette, Eva, and Florence.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory: her daughter, Tyvolia “Tai” Simpkins; grandchildren, Harvion Simpkins, Asia Simpkins, Amir Walston, and Aione Simpkins; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Jadon, Jr., and Zhaliyah; sisters, Althea Thomas, Teresa Parker, and Sarah West; brother, Moses Simpkins; a special nephew, Joseph Simpkins; two special nieces, Tineka Davis and Tia Simpkins; special friend, Archie Moore; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.