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Lionel Eric Simms

December 21, 1946 ~ September 24, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Lionel Eric Simms, was born in Greenwood, DE on December 21, 1946 to the late Morris L. Simms Sr., and his mother Norma E. (Higgins) Simms. He unexpectedly lost his life on September 24, 2022. He is also  preceded in death by his brothers, Michael and Morris Simms Jr., and his sisters, Sherri Malone Simms, and Lori A. Watson.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife of 49 years Deborah D. Simms, his son Colin C. Simms and daughter Brean B. Simms, and grandson Nyjah A. Kenerson.  Also grieving his death are his brothers, Richard G. Simms, Keith O. Simms and David L. Simms, and sister Schindel Barricks.  All of his sister -n-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews will miss him dearly.

Lionel was a kind and gentle person who loved his God Jehovah and his family with his whole being.  He was a great husband and father.  He provided for his family by his activities as a barber, horticulturist, and retired from the state of Delaware as a certified nursing assistant. He enjoyed all types of gardening and spending time in nature.  He was quick to offer his assistance to those in need.  One of his many hobbies was tinkering to see if he could repair whatever was broken.  He had a big heart and loved conversing with people no matter the age.  His compassion for people always made them feel cared for.  

Rest dear Lionel in Jehovah’s memory. It won’t be long before we see your gentle smile and feel your warm embrace when Jesus sounds his call.

Memorial Service Saturday, October 15, 2022, 3 pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Elm Street, Smyrna, DE, 19977.

The funeral will also be available via Zoom.  Name is Smyrna Zoom, access code 4255534326,  password is Kingdom 

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Memorial Service
October 15, 2022

3:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness
Elm Street
Smyrna, DE 19977


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