Josephine Lenoir Simmons

February 1, 1941 - November 27, 2019
Josephine Lenoir Simmons

Josie Simmons age 78 of Castle Hayne, NC passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Brunswick County on February 1, 1941, to the late Lloyd Edward Evans and Janie Gertrude Hewett Evans.

Josie was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Wilmington. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a full time stay home wife and mother and enjoyed family and church gatherings. She was a Girl Scout leader and was always giving where ever there was a need.  She enjoyed her many crafting classes and projects of all kinds,  including making baskets, wreaths, and quilts.

Josie is survived by her husband of 60 years Robert L. “Bob” Simmons, her three children, Delores Simmons Waller (Tony), Robert Wayne Simmons (Charlie), and Michael Scott Simmons (Kelly); six grandchildren, Courtney Waller, Ethan Waller, Troy Simmons, Eric Simmons, Cody Simmons, and Savanna Simmons; great-grandchildren Emersyn, Bryson, and Keeghan; two brothers, Bobby Evans (Elizabeth) and James Evans (Janet). She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Gertrude Evans.

Visitation for family and friends will be an hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Monday December 2, 2019, at Freedom Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Dodd Mays. Her burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery on Holden Beach Road, Supply, NC. Her pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Freedom Baptist Church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099

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  • November 29, 2019
    Larry and Debbie Capps says:
    Dear family, Josie was a precious lady and we will miss seeing her and that sweet smile. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time and in the days to come. She loved being with her family and friends and we liked being with her. May the warmth of those sweet memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  • November 30, 2019
    james A hewett says:
    I KNEW THIS LADY SHE WAS LOVEABLE , FINE IN HER COMMUNITY SHE ALWAYS HAD SMILE RIP MY FRIEND

  • November 30, 2019
    Louie & Angie Lewis says:
    Prayers for the family. Aunt Josie was a dear & sweet lady. Heaven now has a new angel..

  • November 30, 2019
    DOMINIC BIANCO & LESSIE says:
    Our Prayers go out to Mr. Simmons and all of her family. RIP.

  • November 30, 2019
    Connie Evans says:
    Rest In Peace Aunt Josie I Love You. I will never forget all the summers spent at your house & all the years going on vacations we were like the Griswold Family even had the station wagon. You made sure every family dinner you made banana pudding which was all the kids in family favorite because yours was the best. Will never forget the Girl Scouts Camping trip what fun everyone did have. You will be missed but never forgotten and now you no longer have to suffer all the sickness & pain is gone. Thank you for all you ever did for Me & all the Youngins in the family. Will see you again one day on them golden streets of Heaven. Love You Connie Anne