Ms. Barbara Kyesha Elaine Simpson, affectionately known as “Kye”, was born to the late David Caldwell and JoAnn Simpson of Philadelphia, PA. She entered eternal rest on February 17, 2022.
Kye attended the public schools in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Wilson Elementary School and Tilden Middle School. She then moved to Orangeburg, South Carolina in 1994, where she attended Orangeburg Wilkinson High School. She was reared in the home of Barbara A. Simpson. Throughout the years, she relocated to Kokom0, Indiana. Her cousin, who she considered a sister, Ms. Atasha Calloway Sweeper, cared for her until her death.
Kye worked several jobs including Burger King, Taco Bell, Husqvarna, and North America.
Kye leaves to cherish fond memories: her mother, Ms. JoAnn Simpson (Thomas Singleton) of Philadelphia, PA; eight children; Jakhi Green and Justin Green of Bowman, SC, Nasir Simpson, Envy Saldano, Amira Johnson, and Demetrius Johnson of Rowesville, SC, Chanel Saldano of Santee, SC, and Kybella Simpson of Columbia, SC; five brothers, Stephshawn Simpson of Kokomo, Indiana, Jasmane Simpson of Timmonsville, SC, and Robert Simpson, Roger Johnson and Michael Williams, all of Philadelphia, PA, three sisters, Alice Lassister, Keisha Johnson, and Elizabeth Davis, all of Philadelphia, PA, and a host of aunts, cousins, relatives, friends, all of whom will miss her presence.