Mary Evelyn Simpson
February 8, 1929- July 12, 2018
Mary Evelyn Simpson, 89, of Chesapeake Beach passed away July 12 at her residence surrounded by family. Evelyn was born February 8, 1929 in Washington, D.C. to Lester and Belle Lunsford. She was raised in Seat Pleasant and graduated from Maryland Park High School. She married John I. Simpson, Jr. on June 7, 1948 at Camp Lejeune, NC and they lived in Seat Pleasant until moving to North Beach in 1967 and to their farm in Owings in 1969. Evelyn owned and operated Evelyn’s Rolling Kitchens, a food truck and catering business, and also ran the Feedbag Carryout in Marlowe Heights. She enjoyed spending time with her husband at the American Legion in Chesapeake Beach, gardening and working on their farm, gambling and games of chance, eating crabs and drinking beer, dining out, cooking, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband John and a son John I. Simpson III, sisters Myrtle Rothenbucher and Delores Lunsford, and brothers Howard, Vernon and Arthur Lunsford. She is survived by her devoted daughter Roxanne Abner and husband Bobby, grandchildren Zachary Abner, John I. Simpson IV, Nathan Simpson, and Melissa Young, a sister Donna Cabrera and husband Bruce, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018