1935 ~  The Tribute of Life  ~  2018

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Mrs. Shirley Gant Simmons, 83, of Goldsboro, NC, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC.


A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at The Bishop Lonnie E. Holloway Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home at 1220 N. William St., Goldsboro, NC.    

Shirley was born on April 7, 1935 in Louisburg, NC in Franklin County.  In her early years, she moved to New Jersey and worked for many years as a Dietary Aide at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ.  In her later years, she eventually moved back to NC.


Shirley was a loving, caring, and compassionate person.  She loved her children and many grand and great grandchildren.  She will truly be forever loved, missed, and remembered by us all.


Shirley leaves to cherish her precious memories, husband, James Simmons; children, Charlotte (Lewis) Oliver of Goldsboro, NC, Sheila Cannon of Goldsboro, NC, Dion Cannon of Vauxhall, NJ, Michael (Lisa) Joyner of Myrtle Beach, SC, Kevin Joyner of Miami, FL, Jerry Gant of Newark, NJ, and Denise Gant of Strasburg, PA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.