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Quincy Simpson Obituary

Mr. Quincy A. Simpson, 75, passed away on August 9, 2021. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 3 PM in the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Milledgeville with Rev. John Stanley and Rev. Jarod Hinton officiating. Private Burial will be held in Heritage Memorial Park.

The Family will be receiving friends at Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville on Friday from 1 PM until the Service time.

Mr. Simpson was native of Wrightsville, had lived in Milledgeville, and had made his home in Wilkinson County for 43 years. He was the son of the late Collie F. Simpson and the late Ethel Scott Simpson and was preceded in death by his siblings, Billy Simpson, Thomas F. Simpson, Elizabeth Simpson, Charles Simpson, and Mary Nell Simpson.

Quincy was retired from Central State Hospital Food Service Division and had worked for Martin Funeral Home in Milledgeville for many years and also with Williams Funeral Home in both Milledgeville and Gordon for many years. He was past president of the Dublin Touchdown Club, member of GA Dietary Manager’s Association, and a member of the Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club. He was a member and Elder of Providence Family Fellowship where he served as a song leader. He Loved people, football, and singing.

Quincy is survived by his wife, Donna Willoughby Simpson of Toomsboro ; his sons, Daniel (& Nikki) Simpson of Milledgeville, Jeffrey S. Simpson of Bethlehem, and Kevin L. Simpson of Bethlehem ; his grandchildren, Eli Tate Simpson and Delaney Cate Simpson ; “My BoBo & Uncle Bo Family”, and many other nieces and nephews.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Family Fellowship Building Fund; 27846 GA HWY 112, Toomsboro, GA 31090; or to the Animal Rescue Foundation, 711 S. Wilkinson St; Milledgeville, GA 31061.

My dad has passed away

The world lost a giant this morning.

Quincy A. Simpson passed away from an unknown infection. He had been in the hospital, but took a rapid downhill turn last night. It did not matter if you knew him as Mr. Quincy, some variation of Bo, or as Dad, he was a man who impacted every life he touched. The world is a darker place without him in it, but we comfort in knowing he is with Jesus and has reached the ultimate healing. I will post information about arrangements when they are finalized. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.

Five Tips for Self-Quarantine

As we are well into the second week of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, and self-isolation, most people I know are starting to go a little stir crazy. It’s difficult. It’s scary. The world has never been like this in our lifetimes. And most of us that take it seriously are just waiting for the other shoe to drop. 

This is something cancer patients and others who are immuno-compromised individuals deal with on a regular basis. I’ve had several month long periods of self-isolation, and would like to offer some tips on how to handle the mental toll of being isolated. 

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Traditions, tiny hamburgers, and a drive through the country

Many years ago, a Dublin Irish football player would leave practice to head downtown for some 10¢ hamburgers. I’ve never been told how many teammates accompanied him, but I can’t imagine there were many. There simply isn’t room in the establishment. These burgers, what we would today call sliders, were as small as the building that begat them. But these are not normal sliders, burgers, or even as some have called them  knock off Krystals. This delicacy of steamed beef and bread evolved from a snack for a hungry high schooler to become inextricably linked to what it means to be a part of my family. Continue reading