- About Us
Shonall T. SimpsonJuly 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
“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.