Loretta (Strickland) Simons

Born: Sun., Sep. 8, 1935
Died: Thu., Dec. 26, 2013


Visitation

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 28, 2013
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall


Graveside Service

3:00 PM Sat., Dec. 28, 2013
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery


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Loretta Strickland Simons

Loretta Strickland Simons, of Greensboro, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the age of 78 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA.  Loretta was born in the Liberty Community of Greene County.  She was the daughter of the late Talmadge and Lura Gentry Strickland. She graduated from Greensboro High School in 1953 and married William Ralph Simons of Crawfordville, GA. Most of her working career was spent at Lena Hy Garment Company and Rite Aid Pharmacy.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro.  Known to many as "Nana" or "Miss Loretta," she always had a kind word for everyone.  More than anything, Loretta loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking, being with her friends, working crossword puzzles and putting puzzles together.

In addition to her husband of nearly sixty-one years, William Ralph Simons of Greensboro, GA, she is survived by three daughters, Teresa Kelly and husband Sidney of Greensboro, GA; Janice Roper of Greensboro, GA and Tammy Underwood of Greensboro, GA; two brothers, Gentry Strickland and wife Frances of Greensboro, GA and Roy Strickland of Gray, GA; five grandchildren, Pete O’Neal and wife Kristy of Greensboro, GA, Win O’Neal of Greensboro, GA, Trey Underwood and wife Brittany of Greensboro, GA, Tanner Underwood of Union Point, GA and Tal Underwood of Union Point, GA; four great-grandchildren, Samantha O’Neal, Ike O’Neal, Johnson O’Neal and Lane Underwood; and a number of other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Credille.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Tom Compton officiating.  Serving as pallbearers are Chris Adams, Mason Adams, Jim Strickland, Bill Strickland, Trent Dauler and Tyler Dauler.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  The family requests that any memorials be made to Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Jan Hallman
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
To the Family of Miss Loretta, She will be so greatly missed. She was my cousin, but never a day went by when we went into Rite-Aid that she always asked about my parents or if one kid wasn't with me...she always asked about them. She was a wonderful person and I am so glad to have been able to call her my cousin. We will all miss her. Thoughts and prayers to everyone in the family from all of us and my parents.

Al and Kathy English
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Loretta was a lovely, caring lady.

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Lynn & Darryl Kitchens
Jessie and Dottie Wray

angie hamm (vera irby's daughter)
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Thinking of the entire family. I have so many memories of " miss loretta" when I was younger. She was such a sweet lady and will never be forgotten. RIP

Terri & David Thornton
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. May the good memories comfort you. David and Terri Thornton

Shirley Ashley
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Ralph and family I am so sorry for your loss Miss Loretta will greatly be missed I will be keeping you all in my prayers

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
I am so sorry to hear this. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.0

CARLENE NOGGLE
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
Mr. Ralph, Teresa, and Janice,
I am so sorry to hear about Miss Loretta's passing. Please know that I am praying for the entire family.
in deepest sympathy,
Carlene Noggle

Susanne ( Taylor) Griffin
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
We extend our sympathy to the family of "Miss" Loretta, a precious lady with a heart of gold . We will be praying that the strength of God will keep you and the peace of God will rest upon you all . When we all meet again ... what a day of rejoicing that will be !

Linda (Yearwood) Barrington
   Posted Thu December 26, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I used to work with Loretta, may God comfort you in the days ahead.

Smith Oliver
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Ralph, Gentry, Family....
I'm very sorry to learn of your loss. I recall the G'Boro High days of our youth when we all were so healthy/active and never dreaming of these later years when those of our own generation would leave us.
God Bless U'all and May she RIP ....

Lisa Shuman
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

Dawn Godbee
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
My prayers are with your family. So many people will miss you. You were one of the special people that was always nice. I enjoyed working with you .

Donna Merritt and family
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Please know that we are so sorry to hear of Miss Loretta's passing. She was truly a nice lady. I know she will be missed.

Everette Duvall
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
our prays are with your family

Elaine & Terry Cantrell
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Mr. Ralph, Janice, Teresa, Tammy and family,
My heart grieves with you. Loretta was a gentle, sweet lady. We had such laughs while helping her shop. May God wrap His loving arms around each of your time of sorrow.

Elaine & Terry Cantrell

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Herb and Kelly are grateful to have visited her before Christmas at the hospital. She was a sweet, sweet lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her in Rite Aid. I know she will be missed. Jan

Janice Dingler
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Heaven gained one sweet Angel today. I just loved Mrs Loretta, she was such a caring and loving person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marie Burden
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
So sorry to hear about Ms. Loretta. She and I enjoyed many laughs when we both were employed at Rite-Aid. She was such a Sweet Lady. Keeping you all in my prayers in the days ahead.

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. Miss Loretta was such a sweet dear lady with a smile that always warmed my heart.

Thinking of you all.

Elaine Campbell Carpenter
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Ralph & Family,
Janice and I are so sorry for your loss of Miss Loretta.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Sincerely,
Elaine C. Carpenter
Janice Campbell

Bob Rainwater
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Such a sweet, sweet, lady. She will be missed by many.

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Teresa, Janice, and Tammy,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Miss Loretta was such a loving and sweet lady to all. My thoughts and prayers are with all do you.

Love to all of you,
Margaret Patrick

Alvin, Vivian, & Jeff Dowdy
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
We send our deepest sympathy. Loretta always had a sweet smile and a kind word for everyone. Alvin often reminisces about the "good old days" in Liberty when all the Gentry cousins enjoyed fun times together at their family gatherings. She will be missed.

You all are in our prayers.
Alvin, Vivian, and Jeff

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Miss Loretta was such a sweet lady and will really be missed. Our sympathy to all the family.

Elaine and Haynes Standard
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I really miss seeing "Miss Loretta" at Rite Aid keeping me posted on everything happening with your family.

dianne f. mckinley
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady

Matt and Brandi Boswell
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Sending our deepest sympathy. It is no doubt, that your memories created with Nona will continue to make you laugh and smile throughout the years, heaven gained another angel.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Ralph and family , we were so saddened to hear about Loretta. She was such a sweet caring person, with a smile that would brighten your day. Her family was her life and she loved you all so much. She will be missed by all who knew her. You have our deepest sympathy.

Wayne Jackson
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Will be praying for you.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Tammy, I was so sorry to hear today of your Mom's passing. I know you will miss your sweet Mama. She was a dear and always had a kind word for me. She always asked about my family whenever I saw her. My sympathies to you and all the family. God bless you and keep you.

Laura Mason
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Tammy, Janice, and Teresa,
I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet mother, Miss Loretta. I have so many fond memories of the days I spent at your house with Tammy and Miss Loretta. From my recollection, I believe Mr. Ralph said he has never seen someone eat so much food as I did!!! Miss Loretta definitely knew how to cook!!! I love your family and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Laura Channell Mason

Judy Channell Miller
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Tammy, Teresa, and Janice,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet Mama....thinking of you all.

Sharon Lewis
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Miss Loretta was a very sweet lady . I loved working with her at Rite Aide years ago . MY prayers are with the family .

Lee Thornton
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Simons family,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Miss Loretta was a wonderful lady. An angel gained her wings.

Lee Duvall Thornton

Martha Corry Thomas
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Loretta was one of my best friends when we were in high school. I spent many nights at her home and we enjoyed many high school parties together.
I am sure she will be missed by all her friends.

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Ralph and family,

I am so sorry to read of Loretta's death. Mr. and Mrs. Strickland and family were great neighbors to Mama and Daddy (William Bryan) for many years. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Carolyn

Kathy Harwell Ivey
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Theresa, Janice and Tammy, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Ms. Loretta was a very sweet lady and always friendly. I remember years ago when all of you lived in the neighborhood nearby. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

William and Charlotte Burt
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
We are sorry for your loss. We are praying for you at this difficult time.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. "Miss Loretta" was such a sweet lady and will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Jelitta Hall
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marie and Drew Boswell
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of Ms. Loretta's passing. She was such a sweet and kind person. We have lost a wonderful person.

Marie and Drew

Paula Dowdy Cantrell
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. "Miss Loretta" was genuinely a lovely lady inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dolores Hardy
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Miss Loretta was a very sweet lady. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Miss Loretta passing. she was a wonderful person and she always gave you a smile. I pray that God will hold you all in His loving arms and give comfort.

The Usry's
   Posted Sat December 28, 2013
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Beth Roland Woodcock
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

Brenda Edwards
   Posted Sun December 29, 2013
So sorry to hear of Miss. Loretta's passing. She was a very sweet lady, always a smile and words of kindness coming from her each time I saw her. She knew all four of my kids names and asked about them each time I went into Rite Aid. She will be greatly missed, but God only picks the sweetest roses, and He got the sweetest one on earth this time! May God Bless You and Comfort You !

Dollie Eley & Family
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Dear Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know how you feel with our beloved brother passing also. God will help us move on with our memories and his love. Mrs. Loretta, was a very sweet lady who will be missed. Prayers are with each of you.


Maner and Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Ralph and Family,
Maner and I were saddened to hear of Loretta's passing. We have known Loretta all of our lives. She was a lovely, smart, kind, thoughtful, Christian friend. She was devoted to her wonderful family and friends. She was a person of intelligence and integrity, always anxious to help, whose life was an inspiration to all of us. We shall miss her! All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.