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Bobbie J. Simpson-Mincey

September 30, 1935 — November 16, 2023


Bobbie Jane Simpson-Mincey gained her Heavenly reward on Thursday, November 16, 2023.  She was born on September 30, 1935, to the late Gordon G. Johnson and Neller Bell Byrd Johnson in Tattnall County.  From an early age, she joined Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Collins and served faithfully until her health began to fail.  Bobbie would fill the vital role of church secretary for more than 50 years.  Her formative years of education was spent in the Tattnall County School system.  Following high school graduation, she would pursue a degree in education at Savannah State College.  In June of 1969, Bobbie would go on to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in English.  Her career would be spent in various school systems, including Vidalia, Glennville, Reidsville, and Collins. While at Glennville High School, she would serve as one of the very first black educators on staff.  Her kind and gentle spirit was highlighted by her beautiful smile.  She would provide a positive impact on the lives of thousands of kids throughout her lengthy career.  In retirement, she would also become a member of Georgia Retired Educators Association.  Her family was her world, and she was the matriarch of the family.   The days spent in the company of her children, grandchildren, extended family, and friends brought renewed brightness to her life.  Other hobbies included sewing, reading, gardening, and fishing for anything that would grab her hook.  Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon G. Johnson, and Neller Bell Byrd Middleton; stepfather, Felton Middleton; husband, Artis Mincey; bonus brother, Charlie Lee Byrd, Sr.; and a loving grandson, Ricardo Brian Gaffney.


Left to cherish precious memories of a life well lived are her three children, Patricia (Daniel) Gaffney-Mitchell of Lyons, Anthony Ricardo (Gloria) Simpson of Athens, and LaWanda (Brian) Sanders of Collins; brother, Devon Beal of Reidsville; sister, Lavern Johnson of Philadelphia; an uncle, Willie Byrd of Jersey City, NJ; numerous bonus children, a host of grandkids, great grandkids, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends also survive.


A period of visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 24, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Low Country Cremation & Burial.


Homegoing Services are scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 5881 Hwy 292 East, Collins GA with Rev. Dr. Will White, Presiding and Rev. Otto Lewis, Jr. delivering the eulogy.


Interment will follow the conclusion of services in Jackson Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Johnny McRae, Larry McRae, Lamar McRae, Joe Beal, Leon Collins, Cyrus Purdiman, Craige Johnson, and Jackie Cobb


Low Country Cremation & Burial is assisting the Simpson-Mincey family during this time of bereavement.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 24, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Low Country Cremation & Burial

124 Jordan Street, Reidsville, GA 30453

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 25, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

5881 Hwy 292 East, Collins, GA 30421

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