On the warm Sunday of February 2, 2020, Ricky Lee Simmons, of Skippers, Virginia met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the gates of Heaven.
Ricky spent his final days and hours surrounded by his beautiful wife Lisa Simmons, cherished daughter Elizabeth Simmons, beloved family and friends at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Ricky was born to Ray and Marie “Snookie” Simmons in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina on September 19, 1954.
He grew up on Bay Street in Gaston, North Carolina alongside his loyal siblings, Angela, Tina, Pam, Patrick and Mark.
Ricky graduated from Gaston High School in 1972 and was captain of the Midget Football Team.
Later in life, Ricky worked in the auto parts industry and loved the friends he gained there.
He most enjoyed spending time with his family, petting his dog Gigi, cooking and above all, camping on Kerr Lake with his best friend and brother, Dave Moody.
Ricky sits with and awaits in Heaven many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, a son in law and many friends.
Although Ricky is no longer here on earth, he lives eternal life in a new body, in a glorious place. His memory will carry on in the hearts, minds and souls of all that knew him, as he was deeply loved.
Visitation will be held at Wrenn Clark and Hagan Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6th from 7 until 8:30pm. Services will be at the Doors of Praise and Worship Church, located on Bay Street in Gaston, North Carolina, on Friday, February 7th 2020 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Russ Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at wrennclarkehagan.com