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Ophelia SimmonsJuly 10, 1958 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 59)
I’m free, praise the Lord I’m free...no longer bound, no more chains holding me...my soul is resting, it’s just a blessing...praise the Lord hallelujah, “Lulu” is free...
Ophelia “Lulu” Simmons, age 59 of 513 Shephard Street, Elizabeth City, NC, slept into heavenly peace on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her daughters residence, surrounded by family and friends.
Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Shawboro, NC. A viewing will take place at Nation After God Holy Church, Elizabeth City, NC on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a wake service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Her beautiful earthly frame will be laid to rest in the Barrington-Williams Cemetery, Barco. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Ta'Shawn Simmons, 1600 Edgewood Drive, Elizabeth City. NC.
She leaves a legacy of love for her: daughter,Ta'Shawn R. Simmons of Elizabeth City NC; son, Cornelius A. Simmons of Elizabeth City, NC; seven sisters, Grace Marie Stiles (Tiley) of South Mills, NC, Jackie Woodley (William) of Shawboro, NC, Mavis Simmons of Elizabeth City, NC, Cynthia Simmons of Gastonia, NC, Delores Simmons of Elizabeth City, NC, Denise Simmons of Elizabeth City and Deidre Simmons (Troy) of Elizabeth City, NC; four brothers, Willie Simmons, Jr of Elizabeth City, NC, Wylie Simmons of Portsmouth, VA, Oscar Simmons (Theresa) of Camden, NC and Melvin Simmons (Joanne); four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Final Care and Compassionate Services are provided to the Simmons and connected families, by Mitchell Funeral Care and Cremations, Elizabeth City.
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When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go.