James Lee Simmons

Born: Mon., Jun. 6, 1949
Died: Fri., Sep. 10, 2021


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It is with deep sympathy, we announce the passing of Mr. James L. Simmons of Gadsden, AL, who transitioned on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the age of 72.  We ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

On June 6,1949 James Lee Simmons was born, to the parentage of James D. and Iwilter B. Simmons, in Gadsden, Alabama.

At an early age he gave his life to Christ and joined 16th Street Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Milton Woods.

James spent most of his adult life in Detroit, Michigan, before moving back to Alabama, where he spent the rest of his years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jimmie Ruth Smith, Irene Johnson, and the love of his life, Judy Ragland.

On Friday, September 10, 2021, James departed this earthly life.

He will lovingly be remembered by his son, Orrin Ragland; granddaughter, Tessa Faith Ragland; sister, Elizabeth Harris; niece, Chareda (Chip) Sims; nephew, Virgil Harris; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

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