Inez T. Simons

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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AHOSKIE – Margaret Inez Todd Simons, age 90, of the Powellsville township, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Simons was born on August 22, 1932 to Johnny Washington Todd and Lizzie Lee Saunders Todd in Bertie County, North Carolina. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Inez was a lifelong member of Holly Grove Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Powellsville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary as long as her health permitted. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed working at Bluebell for many years. Inez enjoyed reading books, beating her grandchildren at Chinese checkers, and most of all gathering her family together and cooking them a meal. She also loved to take special care of her yard, making sure the weeds were pulled and the round up sprayed. She was loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, Inez was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene Jennings Simons, and her brother, Paul Randolph Todd.

Inez is survived by her two sons, Sterling Keith Simons (Joyce Wiggins) of Ahoskie, and Allen Wayne Simons (Teresa) of Aulander; two daughters, Donna Morris (Jim) of Colerain, Bonnie Burkett (Donny) of Powellsville; nine grandchildren, Tammy Rosado, Matthew Simons (Jennifer), Lori Wiltse (Shaun), Megan Price (Jonathan), Zachary Morris (Monica Littlefield), Nicholas Morris (Lynzee Layne), Samantha Burkett (A J Lanier), Lindsey Simons, and Courtney Lanier (Alex); one step granddaughter, April Byrum; eight great grandchildren, Gabriel Rosado, Julie Simons, Brayden Rosado, Keagan Wiltse, Caleb Wiltse, Aspen Price, Eli Price, Levi Lanier; three step great grandchildren, Isabella Byrum, Ethan Byrum, and Gracelynn Byrum.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Holly Grove Baptist Church, 2136 US 13 North, Ahoskie, NC 27910 with Pastor Johnnie Byrum and Pastor J N Baggett officiating. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery in Windsor, North Carolina.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Powellsville Fire Dept, PO Box 142, Powellsville, NC 27967, or Holly Grove Baptist Church, C/O Gay Feher, 1737 Early Station Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by visiting tmcfunding/ search fund, type- Margaret Inez Simons

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Simons family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting