Mrs. Ivie Lynette Simmons



Roanoke Rapids, NC

Mrs. Ivie Lynette Simmons, (Pinkey), 57, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, daughter of the late James Fleming Boswell and Ressie P. Boswell, was born in Alamance County, North Carolina on June 23, 1960. She departed her life, peacefully, on June 5, 2018 at VCU.

Pinkey was married to Cliffton Earl Simmons for 31 loving years. Together, they have four loving children.

Pinkey was a loving, outgoing, fun, kind, and very caring woman. She helped anyone in need. She always had a smile as big as the sun and a heart of gold, no matter what.

Pinkey loved everybody in her own special way. They say, “If she don’t talk junk to you, then she don’t like you”.

She was preceded in death by one brother: James Fleming Boswell, Jr.; and two brothers-in-law: Lindwood Simmons and Darnell Simmons.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband: Cliffton Earl Simmons of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two sons: Tomez Boswell (Angela Hopson) and Curtis Washington (Jasmine Demming) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; two daughters: Crystal Boswell (Tyrik Ivey) of the home and Cliffaney Simmons (Kenyetta Gross) of Raleigh, NC; 18 grandchildren: Keyshawn, Des’Nequia, Jaki, Raquan, Quentin, Adrienne, Jasmine, Kiwi, Tomya, Stariyana, Raquel, Kadijah, Katiah, Javon, Zykira, Jaquel, Shakira, and Cournez; three great-grandchildren: Kamarius, Kaliah, and Kaleb; her sister: Sharon B. Simmons of the home; three sisters-in-law: Patricia Simmons Bailey of District Heights, MD, Carolyn Simmons Pulley of Halifax, NC, and Gail A. Simmons Mallory (Walter) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one brother-in-law: Richard Simmons of Roanoke Rapids, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A Visitation for Mrs. Simmons will be held from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, with the Funeral Service following the Visitation, beginning at 3:30 pm, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1089 Piney Grove Church Road in Halifax, NC. The Interment will take place on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Union Chapel United Church of Christ Cemetery in Burlington, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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