The State of California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked troubled Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood after 35 years of funeral and cremation service, effective May 2015.
The discovery which can be found on the state Department of Consumer Affairs website has not deterred Simpson Family Mortuary from continuing business as the company is referring potential customers to its Long Beach location through radio advertisements.
Simpson Mortuary also is licensed in Los Angeles and San Bernardino.
The mortuary, under the direction of Curtis Simpson Sr., Derrick Sherrod King and Sonya Latrese Simpson has been levied with numerous complaints from the State Attorney General and most recently in 2013 when the mortuary conducted a service with the wrong remains in the casket.
In that case, Simpson Family Mortuary was cited with misrepresentation or fraud, gross negligence, gross incompetence or unprofessional conduct.
Calls to Simpson Family Mortuary are forwarded to its Long Beach location.
A woman answered the phone and explained that the Inglewood location was under renovation and will be reopened in about six months.
Then after a long pause, another woman identified as Ms. Starks said that the company is not doing business in Inglewood that it is “Closed.”
Individuals should contact the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau before proceeding with any business at Simpson family Mortuary.