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Madeline Elizabeth (Baker) Simpson  

Madeline Elizabeth (Baker) Simpson

March 28, 1932 – January 27, 2017

Madeline Elizabeth (Baker) Simpson, age 84, of Milford, DE, formerly of Bear, DE, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Milford Center.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Alberta (Webb) Baker. Prior to moving to the Milford Center, Madeline resided at the Heritage at Milford.

Madeline was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt and a very devoted grandmother and great grandmother. She loved raising her family and was very supportive of her husband in his ministry. Madeline was very active in the choir at Kirkwood United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Reverend Robert E. Simpson, Sr. Madeline is survived by her sons, Robert E. Simpson, Jr. (Sandra) of Milford, DE, with whom she resided for a few years, and Marshall Simpson (Rachel); daughters, Faith Davis (Glenn) and Gail Agreen (Mike); brother, Ralph Baker (Carol), all of New Castle County; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm  on Tuesday evening, January 31, 2017  and again from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday morning, February 1, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE where a funeral service will held at  11 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

The Simpson family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at the Heritage at Milford, Milford Center, and Delaware Hospice for their exceptional care and attention given to their mother.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or to Delaware Hospice in Kent County, 911 S. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901.

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  1. Ralph and Carol Baker, January 29, 2017

    Madeline was not only my husbands sister but the only one I called sister, never sister-in-law. She taught me how to make chilli, tried to teach me how to play cards, I was never as sweet as Madeline, but I tried. We had wonderful vacations together. Lots and lots of memories. Against Bobs wishes I taught her to drive. When we surprised Bob with her license he was not happy. He told me if he didn’t love me so much he would really be mad, he got over it. We loved spending weekends with them in Clayton, singing for them in different churches when he preached. Madeline was our heart. Ralph and I can’t wait until we “catch up”. Until then so happy you were part of our lives. Thank you Bobby and Sandi for keeping your promise. Love, aunt Carol and uncle Ralph

    • Sandra Simpson, January 30, 2017

      We love you, and yes we will miss her always…

  2. Marsha Seymour, January 29, 2017

    No words can describe this wonderful woman. Peace to the family. Love, Marsha

  3. Raymond C Gray, January 30, 2017

    Bobby and Sandi, So Sorry for your loss.Ray Gray

  4. Pamela Jean Simpson Mulvaney, January 31, 2017

    Dear Family, I received a call from Kenny Graw of Aunt Madelines passing. The day before, I was going through things at my dads house, and found an old Wedding album of photos of Uncle Bob and Aunt Madelines wedding. I had never seen them before. The photos are beautiful. I was full of sadness to hear of her passing the next day. I used to spend my summers as a kid at their beautiful old house in Delaware City. I have always treasured my summers there with Uncle Bob, Aunt Madeline and my cousins Gail, Faith, Bobby and Marshall. They were very special times for me. I remember the wonderful meals Aunt Madeline would make in that big kitchen of hers. She was the sweetest women I think I’ve ever known. She always has a kind word for everyone, and always wore a beautiful smile on her face. I remember her sparkling laughter. I live a long way from Delaware now, and have not seen my northern family for some time. I also speak for my sisters, Marsha and Lisa when I say that, I am so sorry for your loss, and my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you. I will be sending a contribution to the Associations mentioned above. Pamela Mulvaney and family.

  5. Barbara Palmer, January 31, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Elrod Ferreira, January 31, 2017

    Under any circumstance the passing of one very dearly beloved is heart-breaking. To all of you, who were and are yet my family, very special gratitude and enduring thankfulness to you Dad for this, my very deepest condolences. Many, many are the fond moments that I will cherish of your Mom–singing quietly as she picked wild strawberries in the backyard at Delaware City, singing cheerfully as she tended her oven meal of green beans and ham casserole in the cold kitchen, that special joyous gleam in her eyes the night of your Dad’s pastoral ordination. The list goes on. I may not get there tomorrow, but I will be walking beside you all in heart and in spirit to comfort, to support, to love. May her spirit now rest in our Father, and may His peace enshroud you all.

    • Sandra Simpson, February 3, 2017

      Thank you Elrod, you were a very special to all of us. Hope you are doing well. Would love to hear from you call us anytime,
      Love, Bobby and Sandi.
      Bobby s number is 302-632-3215

  7. Yvette Grier, January 31, 2017

    So very sorry for your loss but it is also a new beginning and she is with your Dad now.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
    Love, Yvette and Dennis

  8. Evelyn Joiner, February 1, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.

  9. Roseline Maney, February 1, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. May your memories of family traditions and gatherings comfort you at this difficult time.


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