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Denise (Pass) Simpson

November 10, 1954 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Denise Simpson Obituary

Live Streaming:     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6wfy2faLdC20r3TkQpsVQ/live


The Journey of Denise Pass Simpson

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2  - "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born."

Denise was born to Carrie and George Pass on November 10, 1954, in Reidsville, NC.

Ecclesiastes 3:2 - "A time to die."

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, Denise, with outstretched hands and without hesitation, answered her father’s call to come home and rest from her labor to her reward. Denise was reunited with her parents, Carrie and George Pass; son, Curtis Pass; father and mother in love, James and Bessie Simpson; brothers, George and Willie Pass; sisters, Mary Oglesby, Barbara Morehead, Constance “Fruitty” Pass, and Rosie Lee; sisters in love: Erva Pass and Geraldine Pass; nephews, Gary Lee, Ralph Lee, Jr., Karl Shuff, Calvin Simpson, Jr., and Billy Pass; and nieces, Barbara Oglesby and Marie Shuff.

Psalms 90:17- “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us, yes establish the work of our hands.”

Denise was educated in the local school system and graduated and furthered her education at Rockingham Community College where she graduated with an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Denise, having her work established by God, was a woman of many talents. The call to take care of her family and others led her to a career in textile management at Macfield/Unifi, owner and proprietor of P&P Café and proprietor of Chade’ Care until she retired. It was during this work that she found her passion for providing young people with an early childhood education. NeNe, as she was called, could often be seen with her children eating out wherever the children wanted to eat. She would often be complimented on how well her children behaved. Seeing the need to unite childcare facilities in Reidsville, Denise started “The Week of the Young Child” to provide awareness of the needs of young children and their families. Other childcare providers would call her to get advice about the childcare industry. As a leader, she held herself to a high standard. To God be the Glory! The work that Denise has done will speak for her.

1 Corinthians 13:1- “Now faith, hope, and love remain these three things, and the greatest of these is love.”

There is something to be said about a person who loves their family unconditionally. Her love for her family knew no end. As the matriarch of her family, she was the strong emotional support for her family. The faith that her family had in her was indescribable. Whether she was mama, Denise, Neicy, NeNe, NaNa, etc., she shouldered the responsibility of holding her family together. She was a village to all that she encountered. Her brothers and sisters, though she was not the oldest, allowed her to be the matriarch of the family. She led with a strong conviction. She had a love for people, not just her family. She would listen to those who needed someone to talk to. She would help them in any way she could. Denise was the epitome of a phenomenal woman. She did not take her position in her family for granted. Even through her sickness, she did not relinquish her position as the matriarch of her family. Denise loved to cook and always loved to host the Johnson Family Reunion in Reidsville as often as she could. She traveled with the reunion as well. It was with the family reunions that she would encourage the Williams, Huff, Galloway, Johnson, Pass, and Robertson families to attend and get together as often as they could. There is no doubt that Denise loved her family, and she will be missed by her brothers, Rev. Wilfred Pass (Brenda), Ray Pass, Kenny Pass (Janice); sister, Roberta Murphy; brothers in love, Larry Simpson (Patsy) and Calvin Simpson (Jackie); special uncle, Paul Carter (Betty); special brother, Rev. George Gunn (Wanda); special sister, Deborah McNeill (Duncan); and friends Jean, Jewel, Wendy, and Ben and Laverne Foster. The measure of love knows no end and the love for her family and friends was endless. Denise - your family and friends are honored and will continue to honor your position as the matriarch for your family forever and always. You are loved.

Proverbs 31:25-30- “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpassed them all.”

The highlight of a woman’s life is her husband and her children.

Having lived a life well pleased, Denise was blessed with a large family of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; however, the highlight of her life was her husband, sons, daughters in love, and her grandchildren. A mother’s love is timeless as it is endless, and the strength to do it all is amazing. Denise was an amazing mother as she provided for her children and others, she did so with such an amazing grace. Her life came full circle on July 21, 2001, when she married Timothy Simpson, and they spent 22 years together as husband and wife. The joy of being a wife, mother, and NaNa were the jewels in her crown. Her heart was broken on June 21, 2019, when her son, William Curtis Pass, died suddenly. She leaves to lament her passing: her husband of twenty-three years, Timothy Simpson; son, Thomas Pass (Janeen); daughter in love, Ni-Kia Pass; nephew/son, Anthony Pass; grandchildren, Bria Chade` Pass, Morgan Pass, Breon Curtis Pass, and Antuan Cannady; and special nieces/daughters, Katina Wimbush, Vanessa Pass, Delta Rankin, and Thelma King; other relatives and friends.

Public viewing, receipt of floral arrangements, and comforting condolences may be offered on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Zion Baptist Church, 807 Piedmont Street, Reidsville, NC.  Live Streaming at     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6wfy2faLdC20r3TkQpsVQ/live

Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth Street, High Point, NC 27260 is assisting the Simpson family.

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Public Viewing
April 6, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Zion Baptist Church (Piedmont Street)

Family Visitation
April 7, 2024

1:30 PM
Zion Baptist Church (Piedmont Street)

Celebration of Life
April 7, 2024

2:30 PM
Zion Baptist Church (Piedmont Street)


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