Georgia Simmons

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 13, 2010

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints” — Psalm 116:15
Georgia M. Simmons, 90, of 205 Central Ave., Suffolk, departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a native of Alberta, Va., and the daughter of the late Arthur Ross and Rosa Lee Ross-Tucker. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Simmons, five sisters and four brothers.
She attended the Alberta, Va. school system and retired from Ponds Peanut Factory. In addition, she was an employee for court reporter Joyce Harrell, and Louis and Rachel DeBenedictis of Suffolk, Va. Mrs. Simmons was a faithful member of the New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministry, under the leadership of Bishop William P. Wiggins Sr., and a faithful and dedicated member of various organizations within the Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of the late Bishop L.E. Willis, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Shirley Copeland, of Suffolk, Va.; six grandchildren, Sylvester Walker (Barbara), Clinton Copeland, Maxine Copeland, Celestine Knight (Gary), LaNita Wiggins (George), and Beverly Walker (Johnnie); 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two nieces; three great-nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Simmons will be on view from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13 at the funeral home and the family will receive visitors at 205 Central Ave. at all other times. A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 at New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministry, located at 307 County St., Suffolk, Va., officiated by Dr. Viola Parker. She will be laid to rest in Carver Memorial Cemetery.
T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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