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Virginia O. Simmons


Sunrise: May 8, 1929

Sunset: November 9, 2020

Our beloved mother grandmother sister aunt cousin and friend, Virginia “Puddin” Simmons was swiftly called home on Monday morning, November 9, 2020 when God notice he needed a special rose in his garden.

Our beloved rose was birth May 20, 1929 as the sixth child to the late Fred and Virtley Simmons in Norfolk County, Virginia.

She was a woman who dedicated her life to the Lord and her family. A true vessel who was a living testament at how to love, support, encourage, and uplift her family and friends at all times. As if she didn’t have enough children and grandchildren of her own, she would always embrace and open her doors for all people who needed a meal or shelter. Her love of people proved her to be the backbone and glue that held family and friends together for a lifetime.

Virginia was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church for almost 30 years where she served as a missionary and a sister in Christ to many. She would always spread her love for the Lord to anyone willing to listen.

She also was a straight shooter that didn’t mind telling you what was on her mind, but we all knew it was out of love even if it hurt our feelings.

Virginia started her journey working in the field as a share cropper and a domestic worker for several years to help provide for her four children and other family members. She eventually started her career at Lynn Shores Manor Nursing Home where she would later retire from after 25 years of service.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Catherine Dozier (Therman) of Virginia Beach Va, Laura Riddick (Jesse) of Chesapeake Va, two sons, Joseph Simmons (Constance) of Baltimore MD, Amos Simmons (Linda) of Portsmouth Va, a sister Emily Lewis (Joseph) of Baltimore MD, a sister in law Minnie Simmons of Baltimore MD, 18 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 24 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Sheena Payton says

    The Payton family sends their love and prayers to the family . Miss Virginia aka Puddin Pop you will be missed.

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      Dianne Brown says

      Sorry for your loss family will be praying for you all… love each one of you….Dianne Brown winston salem nc

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    Janice says

    Sorry for the loss family and friends work togeter back in the 90’s didn’t foget you at all will be truly miss (janice fuller)

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    Nictorria A. Lang says

    November 17,2020
    Miss. Pudding ( Virginia ) had a great sense of humor . A joy to be around . During this time, the Lang family send our condolences
    on the passing of your mother. Sending Love and prayers to your family as well.
    Respectfully submitted,
    Nictorria A. Lang

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    carol D Austin says

    The Brown family is sending our love and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss, Aunt Pudding was a great woman and has earned her wings to be with the Lord, she will truly be missed.

    With our love,
    The Browns

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    Darlene Plummer says

    Blessings to her family. Puddin was such a wonderful and giving person. At work she was always to share her food with each one of us. To know her is to love her. Rest in heaven my dear friend. Gone but never forgotten. 🙏🏾❤️

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