Melvina Simpson, age 75, of Edinboro, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. She was born July 5, 1948 in Tonawanda, NY, the daughter of the late Melvin Eugene Fyke and Irene Joyce Lamonde Fyke.

She is survived by her husband, Allen J. Simpson; two sons – Donald Eckman and his wife Sandra, and Keith Eckman and his wife Katina; a daughter – Jennifer Boyer; a brother – Melvin “Bud” Fyke Jr.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Candace Perseo, and a niece, Shannon Marie Fyke.

Mel worked years ago as a nurse’s aid in home healthcare, at one time was manager at Peggy Gray Candies and Gifts, and was a cashier at local grocery stores. She attended Edinboro First Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling with her husband both overseas and in the United States. Mel loved her husband and all their family very much, which was very evident by the display of family photos at her home. She will be missed.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside burial service this Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 am at Edinboro Cemetery. Rev. Ryan Grafton of Edinboro First Baptist Church will officiate.