Barbara Simmons, 85, was reunited with the love of her life on Thursday, March 18, 2021, with a host of family and friends at her bedside. Barbara was a strong, unmovable wife that stood beside her husband and her children. She was the First Lady of Straightway Holiness Church for over a quarter of a century. She was a woman of faith and a woman of prayer. She was a faithful mentor to many in their walk with Christ. Her boys want to give a special thanks to their sister and her husband for their love and opening their home up to their mama. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Aaron Clinton Simmons; son, Robert Clinton Simmons; mother, Bonnie Belcher; brother, Buddy McClure; and sister, Rachel Beene.
Survivors include her children, Rodger L. Simmons, Kenneth L. Simmons (Ashley), Tammy Byrd (Bo), Rev. Aaron Troy Simmons (Angie); 7 grandchildren, Misty McPeters (Brian), Jeremy Crowe (Lacey), Chad Crowe (Tiffany), Hunter Simmons (Katie), Daniel Simmons, Alexandria Brown (Dylan), Madison Simmons, a special thank you to Tanner Harvey for being there for her; 6 great grandchildren; and a very precious sister that has stood by her side always, Dortha McKaig.
Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Troy Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Dodd Cemetery. Visitation is on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 1:00 until 8:00 P.M.
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Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.
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