“GRADUATING IN THE LORD IS PRICELESS”
This is the season for graduations. While graduating from school (any grade) is a huge accomplishment. Graduating in the Lord is priceless.On Sunday, May 31, 2020; Reginald L. Simmons (our dad), moved his tassel to the left front side of his cap.
Reginald was born January 26, 1940, in New Haven, CT to Charles and Mamie (Bannister) Simmons.
Reginald attended Lincoln Bassett Elementary, Troop Junior High and graduated from James Hillhouse High School in 1958.
Over the years he was employed at Smitty’s shoe repair, Capital Market, Whitney Blake, Winchester Fire Arms, Hostess bakery, Raymond Randolph Cleaning Service, United States Navy Department, United Nuclear (St. Raphael’s’ Hospital), New Haven Redevelopment Agency (Social Services), Standard Beef Company, Pratt & Whitney, High Standard in addition to various security jobs.
Reginald was preceded in death by his ex-wife, DeLorise (Toots) Simmons, his son Ronald (Ronnie) Simmons, his parents Charles and Mamie (Bannister) Simmons, his brother Charles (Buddy) Simmons Jr. and his sister Dorothy (Dotty) Simmons Redd.
He is survived by his three adult children: Doreen Pratt, Reginald (Cheryl) Simmons and Sheri (Anthony) Powell. His sisters: Mamie Salisbury, Mary Ingram, Betty Ford and Frances Quint, a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friend Ella Greene.
There is so much we can say about him, but instead; we thought it is fitting to share his own words.
First of all, I would like to thank and praise God for my time here on earth. My health and strength are still pretty good. I have plenty to be thankful for, my children and their children.
Life has been hard at times but looking back it was worth it all. I have a great family and at this time would like to enjoy all of you. At my age, I can look back and see how good God has been to me and my family. Some have gone on before me. So, I ’m looking forward to joining them when the time comes.
May God grant me time to see some of the young ones grow and if not, my prayer is that they grow and have a blessed life!
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Pausing With God Ministries (In remembrance of Reginald Simmons)
In lieu of flowers, to honor Reginald (Reggie) Simmons life and legacy, you can make a tax-deductible donation either by using this link or mailing donation to: Pausing With God Ministries P. O. Box 9172, Fleming Island, FL 32006.
For a full obituary, https://www.hkhfuneralservices.com