Mary Alice Berry Simpson, 81, widow of Gaither Allison Simpson Sr., died on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at her home.

Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Vergie Gunn Berry. Mrs. Simpson attended Wise Drive Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are one son, Gaither Allison “Buddy” Simpson Jr. (Merri) of Sumter; one daughter, Lisa Simpson Coker (Randy) of Sumter; one sister, Betty Emore of Sumter; three grandchildren, Barry Simpson, Jonathan Coker and Laura Coker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Jimmy Berry, Frankie Berry and Johnny Berry; and one sister, Nina Pittman.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. Sammy Geddings officiating.

The family will receive friends following the services.

Memorials may be made to Prisma Health Hospice, 500 Pinewood Road, Sumter, SC 29154 or to Wise Drive Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1405, Sumter, SC 29151.

On-line condolences may be made to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral and Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements.