O.J. Simpson Mom: Bio & Family

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One of the famous media personalities, O.J. Simpson, is well-known in both good and bad terms. From his early rugged days to the stairway to success, it was O.J. Simpson’s mom who stood beside him on all occasions. 

Late Mrs. Eunice Simpson always supported her children and pushed them to strive for excellence. Until her last breath, she ensured that she had given the best to her children. 

The former NFL player, infamous for a murder trial, maintains a net worth of around $3 million even in 2024. 

Eunice Simpson, Mother of O.J. Simpson (Source: myCast.io)

In this article, we will discuss O.J. Simpson’s mother, family, background, and many more.

But before we get started, let us first go through some quick facts. 

O.J. Simpson Mom | Quick Facts

Full Name Eunice (née Durden) Simpson
Date of Birth October 23, 1921
Birth Place Louisiana, The United States
Date of Death November 9, 2001 (Aged 80)
Death Place San Francisco, California, United States
Nationality American 
Ethnicity African-American
Profession  Former Nurse 
Former Working Place San Francisco General Hospital
Spouse’s Name Jimmy Lee Simpson
Children’s Name O. J. Simpson

Carmelita Simpson-Durio

Melvin Leon “Truman” Simpson

Shirley Simpson Baker

Grandchildren’s Name Arnelle Simpson

Jason Simpson

Justin Ryan Simpson

Sydney Brooke Simpson

Aaren Simpson

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O.J. Simpson Mom: Eunice Simpson

Fully named Eunice (née Durden) Simpson, O.J. Simpson’s mother was born on October 23, 1921, in Louisiana, The United States. 

She was a nurse at San Francisco General Hospital. She was married to Jimmy Lee Simpson. 

O.J. Simpson’s father, Jimmy, is quite mysterious. According to the sources, he used to work as a janitor in a bank. When O.J. turned four, his father left him and his family without explaining why. 

O.J. Simpson’s Mom (Left) During His Trial (Source: Romper)

Being a single mother to raise O.J., soon, he got the nickname “Mama’s Boy.” Both his mother and O.J. struggled while growing up. Having no father figure, O.J. mentioned that he felt lost during his teenage days. 

According to O.J., he once visited his father’s house after he left. His father opened the door in a bathrobe while he had another man in the background. 

That was when O.J. figured out that his father was gay. However, they never discussed it, even once. Mr. Jimmy took his last breath on June 9, 1986. 

“Although O.J. came from a broken home, his mother and I didn’t change the other things. That is very important — we didn’t change things. Both his mother and I came from very religious homes and are religious ourselves.”
– Eunice Simpson’s husband, Jimmy Lee Simpson

According to the sources, Jimmy died of AIDS, but they had reported it as a ‘cancer.’ 

After his death, some sources reported that Jimmy was a chef and custodian at Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. Many reported that they had also seen Jimmy as a “drag queen.” 

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O.J. Simpson Mom | Family, Relationship & Children 

Eunice married her husband, Jimmy Lee Simpson, in 1941. Jimmy was 21 when he got married. The couple divorced after 10 years of marriage in 1951.

The couple together had four children; O. J. Simpson, Late Carmelita Simpson-Durio, Melvin Leon “Truman” Simpson, and Shirley Simpson Baker.  

Likewise, Eunice had five grandchildren named Arnelle Simpson, Jason Simpson, Justin Ryan Simpson, Sydney Brooke Simpson, and Aaren Simpson. 

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O.J. Simpson With His Parents And His Son (Source: Yahoo Sports)

After the divorce, Eunice took over all her parental responsibilities. She worked hard to raise her children.  

The family lived in a rugged part of the Potrero Hill neighborhood. It was one of the clustered housing projects in San Francisco bay. 

Later, when O.J. became successful, the lifestyle of him and the family changed. His mother later lived in the house O.J. bought her in the Bayview District of San Francisco.

O.J. Simpson Mom | Death

O.J.’s mother, Eunice, took her last breath on November 9, 2001. She died of natural causes in her house in San Francisco. 

Eunice was 80 when she died. In her old age, it was difficult for her to walk and use a wheelchair. 

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A Little About O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson (fully named Orenthal James Simpson) was once a popular figure in the sports industry. However, today, he is only known for his murder trials regarding his former wife and her friend. 

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O.J Simpson During The Infamous Murder Trial  (Source: Eonline.com)

O.J. played football since his high school days, and he joined the professional league in 1969. During his career, he played as a running back for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.

Aside from his playing career, O.J. had also tried his hands on acting and was a part of some successful projects. Later in 2006, he launched his hidden-camera prank T.V. show named Juiced. 

Legal Matters 

In June 1994, O.J. Simpson was suspected of the murder of his former wife and her friend. The matters were taken to the jury, who rendered a verdict of “not guilty” for the two murders. 

However, 83% of white Americans and 57% of black Americans believe Simpson committed the murders. 

In 2001, the authorities arrested O.J. for simple battery and burglary. As the event followed, the FBI went for his house search to find any evidence of money laundering. 

However, they discovered that he was involved in a major drug trafficking ring. But the case did not lead any further. The next year, O.J. was again charged for water speeding as he did not follow the proper boating regulations. 

In 2007, O.J. was charged with multiple counts of felony. It occurred when some of the men he had led inside the Palace Station hotel-casino had broken into a robbery. 

Simpson was held guilty of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and using a deadly weapon. After almost serving nine years in jail, O.J. was released on October 1, 2017.  

To stay updated on O.J, follow him on Twitter.  

O.J. Simpson Mom | Popularity Graph

Popularity of O.J. Simpson's Mother Over The Past 12 Months
Popularity of O.J. Simpson’s Mother Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

O.J. Simpson | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who was O.J. Simpson’s wife?

O.J. Simpson was married to Marguerite L. Whitley when he was 19, but the couple divorced in 1979. He married his second wife, Nicole Brown in 1985.

How long did O.J. Simpson play in the NFL?

O.J. Simpson played in the NFL arena for 11 seasons, from 1969 to 1977.

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Rajani Gurung
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