Virginia Mae Simms
April 20, 1923 -
July 21, 2017

Visitation

Service 

July 29, 2017
10:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside funeral services for Virginia Mae Simms, age 94, of Fayetteville, will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at Riverview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Simms was a native of Madison County, Alabama and born to the late Roy and Bessie Taylor on April 20, 1923. She loved to grow roses and was of the Baptist faith. She was employed for many years at the Old Largen Hotel and managed the restaurant. She went on to retire from Amana. Mrs. Simms enjoyed living at Southern Manor for ten years and recently at Bailey Manor. Mrs. Simms passed away on July 21, 2017 at Bailey Manor.

Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley Norman of Auburn, AL, and Sheila (Wayne) Simms of Fayetteville; son, Larry Simms, Missouri; sister, Avis Mitchell; brothers, Thomas Taylor and James (Faye) Taylor; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, some of whom she was able to spend an enjoyable season of life, babysitting and nurturing when they were young; two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Simms was preceded in death by her husband Eldon Clifton Simms and fourteen siblings.

There will be no visitation prior to services. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Virginia Mae Simms.

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16 Comments

  1. Ron and Sharin Baker

    Sheila and Shirley

    I remeber Ginny’s visits and how sweet and kind she was. She was such a beautiful lady. I can see her in the front porch swing on Williwoood dr. You were blessed to have her as a mom.

    Prayers
    Ron and Sharon baker

    Reply
  2. Nancy cottrell

    I loved Ms. Virginia. She was a beautiful quiet soul. Sheila and family I send my condolences to you.

    Reply
  3. Billy and Cindy Langford,

    Sheila, praying for God’s comfort in these days-it is a comfort to know she knows the Lord and is in His presence-

    Reply
  4. Betty D

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

    Reply
  5. Marikyn Ehrlich

    Shirley & Sheila..
    So very sorry to hear of
    Ginny’s passing..
    I’m blessed with sweet memories of her.
    Sitting on the swing by the pool.. her gentle, humble spirit.
    I’ll be praying for your families.
    In His Love and mine..
    Marilyn

    Reply
  6. Phyllis Gauker

    Shirley,
    I will never forget your mother at your wedding. She was so happy! Almost outshone the bride. I will be thinking about you and yours.

    Reply
  7. Kay Brewer

    Sheila –
    So sorry about your Mother, but she knew she was loved because you took very good care of her

    Reply
  8. Pat Dillon

    Sheila and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Barbara Baldwin

    Shirley, I am sorry for you loss, but I believe she must have been a special lady.
    She certainly has a amazing daughter in you. I pray for safe travels for you and all your family.

    Reply
  10. Darlene Lockwood resident care @ SMLC

    I was very honored to be able to assist Ms. Simms when she lived at Southern Manor. Her smile made you smile to. She was very funny most of the time and she would make us all laugh. Rest in peace my dear lady. God bless her family annd may they find peace in all the memories of her. Love to you all. Darlene

    Reply
  11. Robert and Judy Strope

    Sheila and Wayne,
    We are so sorry to hear the news about Ms. Virginia’s death. Sincere sympathies to you and your family.

    Reply
  12. Frances George

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a good friend and I shall miss her. Pray God will give all of you strength during this time. Have great memories of Bible study togather. Loved her very much.

    Reply
  13. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Sheila and family,
    We are sorry to hear the loss of your mom. You certainly had her for a long time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the week to come. Bless you friend. Brenda and Gary

    Reply
  14. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Sheila and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your Mother well from years ago. She was a very kind and sweet southern lady. May God give you comfort and peace during this very difficult time.
    Jimmy and Diane

    Reply
  15. Sandra Stewart

    Sheila and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was very special to me because of the loving care she gave my grandmother and the friendship that she shared with my mom. I pray that God will bless you with strength in the days ahead and that you will find peace and comfort in sweet memories.

    Reply
  16. Rexine Pigg

    Dwight & Jan, David & Nancy – what a legacy this precious lady leaves! Her accomplishments & her love for family and so many friends did not go unnoticed as evidenced by the tributes recorded. You have your precious memories & the assurance that she goes to meet her Father in Heaven for her just reward, everlasting life. Praise God for this outstanding life and all she did! Love & prayers go to the family. Sincerely, Rexine

    Reply

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16 Comments

  1. Ron and Sharin Baker

    Sheila and Shirley

    I remeber Ginny’s visits and how sweet and kind she was. She was such a beautiful lady. I can see her in the front porch swing on Williwoood dr. You were blessed to have her as a mom.

    Prayers
    Ron and Sharon baker

    Reply
  2. Nancy cottrell

    I loved Ms. Virginia. She was a beautiful quiet soul. Sheila and family I send my condolences to you.

    Reply
  3. Billy and Cindy Langford,

    Sheila, praying for God’s comfort in these days-it is a comfort to know she knows the Lord and is in His presence-

    Reply
  4. Betty D

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

    Reply
  5. Marikyn Ehrlich

    Shirley & Sheila..
    So very sorry to hear of
    Ginny’s passing..
    I’m blessed with sweet memories of her.
    Sitting on the swing by the pool.. her gentle, humble spirit.
    I’ll be praying for your families.
    In His Love and mine..
    Marilyn

    Reply
  6. Phyllis Gauker

    Shirley,
    I will never forget your mother at your wedding. She was so happy! Almost outshone the bride. I will be thinking about you and yours.

    Reply
  7. Kay Brewer

    Sheila –
    So sorry about your Mother, but she knew she was loved because you took very good care of her

    Reply
  8. Pat Dillon

    Sheila and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Barbara Baldwin

    Shirley, I am sorry for you loss, but I believe she must have been a special lady.
    She certainly has a amazing daughter in you. I pray for safe travels for you and all your family.

    Reply
  10. Darlene Lockwood resident care @ SMLC

    I was very honored to be able to assist Ms. Simms when she lived at Southern Manor. Her smile made you smile to. She was very funny most of the time and she would make us all laugh. Rest in peace my dear lady. God bless her family annd may they find peace in all the memories of her. Love to you all. Darlene

    Reply
  11. Robert and Judy Strope

    Sheila and Wayne,
    We are so sorry to hear the news about Ms. Virginia’s death. Sincere sympathies to you and your family.

    Reply
  12. Frances George

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a good friend and I shall miss her. Pray God will give all of you strength during this time. Have great memories of Bible study togather. Loved her very much.

    Reply
  13. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Sheila and family,
    We are sorry to hear the loss of your mom. You certainly had her for a long time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the week to come. Bless you friend. Brenda and Gary

    Reply
  14. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Sheila and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your Mother well from years ago. She was a very kind and sweet southern lady. May God give you comfort and peace during this very difficult time.
    Jimmy and Diane

    Reply
  15. Sandra Stewart

    Sheila and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was very special to me because of the loving care she gave my grandmother and the friendship that she shared with my mom. I pray that God will bless you with strength in the days ahead and that you will find peace and comfort in sweet memories.

    Reply
  16. Rexine Pigg

    Dwight & Jan, David & Nancy – what a legacy this precious lady leaves! Her accomplishments & her love for family and so many friends did not go unnoticed as evidenced by the tributes recorded. You have your precious memories & the assurance that she goes to meet her Father in Heaven for her just reward, everlasting life. Praise God for this outstanding life and all she did! Love & prayers go to the family. Sincerely, Rexine

    Reply

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