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Shonall T. Simpson

July 27, 1969 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 48)

Shonall Tyroni Simpson was born on July 27, 1969 in Baltimore, MD

to Martha Simpson and Earl Anthony.

Shonall affectionately known as Ty grew up in Baltimore receiving his education in

Baltimore City Public Schools. He attended Lake Clifton Eastern High School and

graduated from Francis M. Wood High School.

At a young age Ty was a force to be reckoned with. He challenged everything and

everybody. His determined personality allowed him to work several jobs as a teen,

participate in a mentoring program, and the opportunity to travel in and out of the


As a young adult Ty gained experiences which he later used to encourage and

motivate others. During this time he fathered Little Ty, Reece, Chanda, and Amanda.

His children were everything to him. Ty was an involved parent participating in

meetings at school, shopping for prom, pushup challenges, and questioned, why is this

or that person with my child. They were his world and were by each other’s side

through all the ups and downs. Ty enjoyed having conversations. He would talk to

anyone. In 1994 Ty began spending time conversing and debating/arguing with Marvel

about anything including current events and what was happening on the East Side of

Baltimore. After three months of conversation Ty asked Marvel out for their first date

which was April 22, 1994. From that day forward a love affair bloomed.

Ty was a man of many words and many talents doing what was necessary to “make

the donuts”. He was a cook, line operator, nursing home employee, and fork lift

operator. For the last ten years he worked diligently for DAP, Incorporated until he

health prevented.

“Let me just say this”; Ty loved to debate. He was very knowledgeable about politics,

news analyst, and sports. He enjoyed listening to talk radio. Ty spent time doing his

best to stay fit by going to the gym with his workout partner Donald. During his spare

time he could be seen talking and playing with his grandchildren or having a lengthy

conversation with one of his kids. Every now and then he would become the kid

playing with straws or picking on the kids in love as only a father could.

Not only a good father and grandfather but Ty was a good husband. In 2008 Ty

married Marvel. This union joined not only them but their children. Their house was

always a full house. Ty not only provided for his family but other family and friends who

occasionally came to stay or briefly lived with them. Ty was Marvel’s dream. He did all

that he could to provide so she would not want for anything. God made a way for him

to take care of her even until his last breath. There wasn’t anything that was too much

for him when it came to her. They enjoyed spending time together going away when

they could vacationing. He was her rock when she needed it and she was his rock

when he needed. Their relationship was genuine and one of a kind. It was true love.

Ty didn’t want for much. He found pleasure ensuring that his wife, children, and grand

children were okay.

Submerged with family and friends Ty departed this life peacefully to begin a journey in

eternity due to the fact that he received Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was a

member of Rising Zion Baptist Church. Ty joins his youngest daughter, Mariah oldest

brother, Reginald, and father who preceded him in death.

Ty leaves to cherish memories his devoted wife, Marvel; sons, Shonall Simpson, Jr.,

Richard Patterson, and Donte Patterson (Keyonna); daughters, Shareice Simpson,

Chanda Weems, Amanda Simpson, Bennita Williams, Kimberly Patterson, and adopted

daughter Qwannisha Fowlkes; grandchildren, Jadin, Harmony, Makayla, Shonall, III,

 Angel, Jayden, Ashton, Khloe, and Kennedi; mother, Martha Mundell; mother-in-law,

Cynthia Fowlkes; brothers, Jerrod Simpson, Earl  McCleod (Ayeesha)  and Damien

McCleod; sister, Renee Williams (Earl); brother-in-laws, Marvin Fowlkes (Rhonda),

Gregory Addison, and Jeffery Fowlkes; God mother, Janet Barnes; God daughters,

Tykesha Allen, Joquanna Thomas, Niyah Halliey, and Carlisa Smith; aunts, uncles,

seven nephews; eleven nieces, and host of cousins and other relatives and friends.

 Service Information

September 29, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 E. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

September 30, 2017

10:00 AM
Rising Zion Baptist
2300 Llwelyn Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21213

Funeral Service
September 30, 2017

10:30 AM
Rising Zion Baptist
2300 Llwelyn Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21213

September 30, 2017

1:00 PM
Parkwood Cemetery
3310 Taylor Ave.
Parkville, MD 21234

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