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“My deepest condolences to the Simmons Family on the loss of this wonderful man of God. May the Lord comfort you during your time of bereavement. ...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Janie Carr - Washington, SC

“Prayers to the Family. ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Laral Warren - Coats, NC

“Prayers to the Family. ”
3 of 39 | Posted by: Leonard (Len) Warren - Benson, NC

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to the entire family. ”
4 of 39 | Posted by: Larry & Gennie Warren - Coats, NC

“When you have just talked to him and his wife having lunch at Robbin's Nest this was a shock. Always had that smile. He even asked me about all my...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Nadine Warren - Benson, NC

“Mother Wilma Simmons, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your son. Kevin always showed so much respect with that big smile on this face. You raised...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Geneva Warren Covington - Benson, NC

“Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. We were classmates and raised on the same street. Always had a smile. Just a good person always. ”
7 of 39 | Posted by: Charles (CC) Covington - Wendell, NC

“Kevin was a outstanding young man always show you respect. Nothing but a big old smile when you would see him. He was Kevin all the time there...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Hubert Taylor - Raleigh, NC

“Sorry for your loss may God be with the faimlyto put his loving arm around your family.From the Lucas Family ”
9 of 39 | Posted by: Mary Lucas - Kenly, NC - Friend

“To my sister Sandra and the family..you have my deepest sympathy from the Wynn family Atl ”
10 of 39 | Posted by: Dana Wynn - Rex, GA - Friend

“Mr. Toney and myself will miss your big smile. You were a beautiful person friend. I (Saundra) will help take care if Kikki ”
11 of 39 | Posted by: Saundra Stancil - Middlesex, NC

“So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: Rosa Best - Atlanta, GA

“May the peace of GOD be with you now and forever. ”
13 of 39 | Posted by: Vanessa Bell Bell - Benson, ND

“The Family of Malcolm Bennett sends our love, thoughts prayers and condolences your way ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Malcolm Bennett Jr - Friend

“To Mrs. Wilma Simmons and FamilyPlease know that our thoughts prayers are with you. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort today and in the days to...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Margaret Micheaux - Eastover, NC

“Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you.May God continue to bless you and your...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Marilyn Rice - Kenly, NC - Friend

“My Deepest Sympathy!To The Family ”
17 of 39 | Posted by: Beulah Shavers - Dallas, GA

“Sending my heartfelt condolences to Mother Wilma Simmons, Kechi, and the entire Simmons family. Kevin was a great man of God; he will be missed....Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Rocedar Alford Sellars - NC

“My sincere condolences to kechi,the children and the family of my classmate and great man of God. Praying that God will comfort your hearts and give...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Moore - Union, SC

“rest in peace cousin. you will be missed. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Priscilla hampton-green - clayton, NC

“To my God brother,God only knows how I'm feeling at this time. I know that He loves us and had his own plan in mind. You've run a great race and have...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Dr. Larry & Mary Murray - GA

“My condolences to the family ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Michelle Little-Pulley - Benson, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. My prayers are with all of the family. ”
23 of 39 | Posted by: Amy Land - Zebulon, NC - Friend

“Praying for the family God will see you through this difficult time pastor mae Hampton and family ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: Mae Hampton - Benson, NC - Family

“My prayers & condolences to the entire Simmons family. ”
25 of 39 | Posted by: Cynthia Peacock - Benson, NC

“It was a great honor to have met and known Brother Kevin. He was a very Special Man of GOD and will be greatly missed. My heart and Prayers goes out...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: June Schaan - Natchitoches, LA

“Sincerest Condolences to the entire family! I'm praying that God will continue to comfort and strengthen each of you! Rest in Heaven Pastor Kevin...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Nina Willis - Goldsboro, NC

“My prayers and condolences to the family ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: LAWANDA Sellers - CHELTENHAM, MD

“My condolences and prayers to the family. May God comfort you in your hard time of sorrow. ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: Brookie Glaspie - Smithfield, NC

“Condolences to Simmons and . ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Terry Johnson - Raeford IUYXa, NC

“My condolences to the family in your time of grief. He was truly a great person. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Brandy Dunston - Zebulon, NC

“Praying and sending hugs for the family ”
32 of 39 | Posted by: Wanda Little - Benson, NC

“With deepest and heartfelt sympathy ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Janie Murphy - Sumter, SC

“My heart breaks for the family. All of you are in my immediate prayers. Kevin was one of the most humble men I know! Rest on God's good soldier! ”
34 of 39 | Posted by: Kristie Harrington - Lillington, NC

“We at The Tabernacle can only imagine the grief and sorrow that you bear. May you find comfort during this time as God strengthens your heart with...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Robert O'Neal - Zebulon, NC

“Sorry for your loss ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Flora Little - Benson, NC

“Sorry for your loss to the family ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: Lashanda Holmes - Atlanta, GA

“We love ❤ Y'all and we are praying for the entire church family ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Terrell Blue - Lumberton, NC

“Rest In Peace my childhood friend. Your presence is truly missed! ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: James Sanders - NC - Classmate


Obituary
Mr. Kevin Willard Simmons was born September 6th, 1967, in Fayetteville, North Carolina to the late Elvin Simmons Jr. and Wilma Murphy Simmons. He later moved to Benson, NC where he graduated from South Johnston High School in Four Oaks, NC in 1986. He departed this life on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, in Smithfield, NC.
Mr. Kevin Willard Simmons was preceded in death by his father Elvin Simmons Jr, three brothers Elvin "Pete" Simmons, Elvin Antonio Simmons, and Ronald Wayne Simmons, and one sister Jeanette Simmons.
Mr. Simmons worked for Chicopee in Benson, NC for many years. He worked for Johnston County Schools for 5 years. He was the owner of "Backdoor Café." He coached Johnston County Little League Football for many years. He was one of the greatest mentors for youth and young adults, everyone loved his wonderful spirit. He has sung with Johnston County MLK choir. He was the Pastor of House of Prayer International Ministries; he had a passion for touching the lives of others. He started working for the post office in Smithfield, NC on March 6th, 2006, he worked there for 15 years. He was full of life and always made you laugh. He always cherished his family, he truly loved singing, fishing, and playing basketball. His life message was peace and rest, he loved God and people.
Mr. Kevin Willard Simmons leaves to cherish his wife Mrs. Kechi Simmons, of Smithfield, NC; He leaves to cherish 2 daughters; Jacquel Simmons of Smithfield, NC, and Reneka Rowland of Florida, and Two sons; Kevin Simmons of Smithfield, NC, Jeffrey Williams of Smithfield, NC and Two adopted sons; Marquez Simmons of Greensboro and Kendall Simmons of Smithfield, NC. There are seven grandchildren; Egypt Surles, Naomi Surles, Jeremiah Williams, Josiah Williams, Chase Rowland, Tristan Rowland, and Damon Rowland. His mother; Wilma Simmons, and One brother; Jerry Manlove-Simmons (Kris) of Snellville, GA. Three sisters; Clarissa Ruffin (Haywood) of Garner, NC, Toni Howard of GA, and Sandra Simmons of Garner, NC. A host of foster children and many nieces and nephews. Mother-in-law; Jacqueline Covington and brother-in-law; Edward Covington Jr.
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Visitation:
Friday, May 20
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Viewing :
Saturday, May 21
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
New Generation Christian Church
4423 Wilson Mill Rd
Smithfield, NC 27577

Funeral Service:
Saturday, May 21
3:00 PM
New Generation Christian Church
4423 Wilson Mill Rd
Smithfield, NC 27577

Interment:
Saturday, May 21
Sunset
Smithfield, NC 27577

Funeral Home
Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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