Janice Woods Simmons

November 8, 1950 - December 29, 2012
Janice Woods Simmons

Janice Faye Woods Simmons, 62, of Wilmington, NC, passed away December 29, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Simmons was born in Tazwell, TN, to the late Thelma Mae Moyers Woods and Earnest Briscoe Woods. Also preceding her in death, her son, Dennis Simmons.

She was a member of Life Community Church and was a published novelist and poet. She was a member of Coastal Writer’s Group.

Mrs. Simmons was a true woman of God. She loved God with all her heart, mind, and soul. She was transformed by God’s love. One week before she went to heaven she said, “God told me that something big is about to happen. He has prepared me for this moment from birth and everything that has happened in my life has led to this very moment. Soon you will fly.” She heard God’s heart. He loved her so much, that He shared His heart with her. She has truly overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of her testimony. We are so fortunate that we had another year with her. She was a cancer survivor, and God healed her and gave us more time to her. He is so good.

Survivors include her husband, Franklin Eugene Simmons; three children, Connie Turner, of Rose Hill, Spence Turner, of Wilmington, and Jeanie Hernandez, of Wilmington; two brothers, Dennis Woods and L.A. Woods, both of Sharps Chapel, TN; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow in Seagate Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the chapel from 12 – 2 PM on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Life Community Church, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • January 04, 2013
    Suzanne Hitchcock says:
    I am so sorry that I wasn't able to make it. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss her soooooo much. I love you guys.

  • January 03, 2013
    Angela Campbell says:
    My deepest sympathy for you all. Aunt Janice was a beautiful woman all around. An Angel that will always be with you to comfort your heart and soul. Rembering her voice and laughter,and the love for she has touched many. Im so sorry i couldnt be there today to share these memories. but you are all in my prayers.love you. Angie

  • January 04, 2013
    Connie Turner says:
    Mama, the funeral was absolutely beautiful! You would have loved it. We celebrated your life and reveled in your memories! I miss you so very much and I know that will one day see you again! RIP Mama!

  • January 04, 2013
    Esther Sanchez says:
    I met Janice while working in the same building when she worked for Ameriprise. Janice & I talked from time to time. She was a special person. Even on some of her not so good days, she always had a positive outlook. Such a sweet woman. I just today found out that she passed away. So sorry to her family for her loss.

  • January 05, 2013
    Charles Hodge says:
    Our love and sympathy goes out to you and your family. Lets live our lives in fullness and look forward to the great reunion with our love ones in heaven God strength will sustain you. Charles and Janet Hodge