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Barbara Blume Simpson

d. July 22, 2022

Barbara Blume Simpson, 86 of Statesville, NC died Friday, July 22, 2022.

Born in Blythewood, SC to the late Lonnie and Ruth Blume, Bobbie graduated from Winthrop University and became a dietician at the VA and the Columbia Hospital in Columbia, SC. This is where she met Tommy Simpson, a pharmacist. The couple married and later moved to Statesville, NC in 1961. Bobbie and Tommy built a life owning and operating multiple drug stores in Statesville and the surrounding areas. Bobbie was a member of First ARP Church where she was an active member of Christian Women's Circle and Thursday morning women's coloring group. She was also a member of the Elks Lodge. Bobbie cherished close friendships, a good recipe, farmer's markets, a glass of wine and the love of her precious cats.

Bobbie was predeceased by her beloved husband Tommy, a brother-in-law Ernest Dowdey and a nephew Jim Seaber.

Surviving are her sisters, Alta (John) Seaber and Florrie Dowdey, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11:00 am at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to offer heartfelt gratitude for friends who were more like family and her caregivers Sharon and Sandy in Statesville and Diane Peake in Blythewood.

In spirit of Bobbie's love for charity, the family requests donations to the charity of one's choice or to her favorite charity, Lake Norman Humane Society, 2106 Charlotte Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28117.

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Simpson family. Previous Events





Memorial Service





AUG 6. 11:00 AM (ET)



Oakwood Cemetery

114 Oakwood Rd

Statesville, NC 28677



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