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Betty Simmons
Aug 02, 1927 to Feb 15, 2017


God in his infinite wisdom saw Betty Simmons, 89, in her pain and called her soul to rest on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home. Born on August 2, 1927, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late John Peter and Rintha Cabbagestalk Richardson and the widow of John Simmons.. At an early age, she became a member of M. Olive A. M. E. Church, and later moved to Brooklyn, N. Y., where she resided in Navy Walk Housing Complex for over 30 years. Betty place of worship became St. Luke Community Church, Brownville, Brooklyn. In 2013, she moved back to South Carolina and joined Resurrection Tabernacle of Deliverance. She leaves to cherish her memory: her son, Deacon Willie Simmons; daughter-in-law, Pastor Linda Simmons; special grandson she raised, Dennis Simmons; a host of aunts, uncles, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Homegoing Services will be held Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a. m., from the St. Paul Holiness Church, 129 1/2 West Moore Street, Sumter, with Pastor Barrington Pierson, pastor, Pastor Linda Simmons, pastor of Resurrection Tabernacle of Deliverance, officiating eulogist. The family is receiving family and friends at the home 62 Carrol Drive, Sumter. The procession will leave from the home at 9:20 a. m. Flora bearers will be granddaughters and nieces. Pall bearers will be grandsons and nephews. Burial will be in the Colclough Cemetery, Dubose Siding Road, Sumter.
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