Odis Benton Simmons, 87 of Hope Mills passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 in his home with his loving family by his side.
Odis was born in Cumberland County on September 8, 1929 to the late Irene and Van Simmons. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth R. Simmons and brother, L.V. Simmons.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Jernigan-Warren Chapel with Rev. Gary Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Odis is survived by his wife, Becky Simmons; daughters, Ann Searcy and husband, Wayne; Linda Simmons Faircloth, Cindy Rodriguez, and Sharon Miller and husband Jimmy; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Zack.
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My deep condolences go to the Simmons family on the loss of your precious loved one. Losing a loved one is never easy. The emotional pain & emptiness is so real. But, I would like to share what helped us when our daughter fell asleep in death and recently my beloved husband of 50 years.
It was indeed the gift that the Most High God gave to each & everyone of us. And that is His written Word the Bible. In it contains many many words of comfort. I would like to share what has and is helping me. Please, notice God's son Jesus comforting view of death. At John 11:11-14 it brings out that Jesus viewed death as one sleeping. And not that one is here or there. I wondered will I see my loved ones again? And from the Scriptures the answer is "yes."
Please, notice these few Scriptures: Isaiah 33:24(No more sickness) Revelation 21:4(No more pain, sorrow or death) John 5:28, 29(the Resurrection hope). And, it says where at Psalm 37:11 & Psalm 37:29 brings out how long that will last. As you ponder over these few Scriptures may it bring you some comfort knowing the Most High God will fulfill His promises(Psalm 83:18 & Titus 1:2).
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Submitted by Sissy Dixon on Aug 9 2017 08:17:08 AM
I am sorry for your loss of Otis. He was always such a loving and caring gentleman. Please know that you and all of his family are in my prayers.
Submitted by Harriet Gillis Bradley on Aug 4 2017 09:27:52 PM
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.
Submitted by Ana on Jul 6 2017 04:25:21 PM
To Samantha sorry for the loss of your loved one. We will keep your family in our prayers.
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Terri Mayner lit a candle on Jul 5 2017 09:34:38 AM
Becky, My sincere sympathy and may God bring your comfort. I will always cherish the times we worshipped together at Mt. Carmel. I enjoyed seeing you both again at Kingdom Place. Praying God will give you strength and peace.
Submitted by Brenda Stedman - Charlotte NC on Jul 5 2017 08:17:46 AM
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Brenda Jordan lit a candle on Jul 4 2017 06:07:34 PM
I have fond memories of Odis in years past when I was afforded the opportunity to worship with him at Mount Carmel. He and Becky have been dear to our family. We loved him and love her still. My prayers are with the family.
Submitted by Dolores Reynolds on Jul 4 2017 11:19:54 AM
Such fond memories of this sweet man. Love and prayers to the family.
Submitted by Brenda Faircloth on Jul 3 2017 12:23:02 AM
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Brenda Faircloth lit a candle on Jul 3 2017 12:22:03 AM
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