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Gray Brown-Service Mortuary

1329 Wilmer Ave, Anniston, AL

OBITUARY

Ginger Lynn Fletcher Simms

September 25, 1968July 26, 2020
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Ginger Lynn Fletcher Simms born at Ft. McClellan Army Hospital, Sept. 25, 1968, died in the afternoon of July 26, 2020 of heart issues in Trussville, Alabama at St. Vincent’s Hospital East. Ginger was 51.

She is survived by her best friend and husband, Donnie Simms, and her three cats, Ringo, Thurston and Lokie that she also loved. Other surviving family members are her mother, Yonnie Yvette Fletcher, her sisters, Geneva Mae Wilkerson and Gina Laura Strickland. She also is survived by her nephews, Donovan Craig Wilkerson, Christopher Shawn Tucker, James Andrew Tucker, and William Fletcher. Her surviving nieces are Virginia Leanne Tillery, Mallory Elizabeth Bryant and Mandy Elizabeth Johnson. She is preceded in death by her father, George Everett Fletcher and her brother, George Victor Fletcher. She has eleven great nephews and nieces and one great-great nephew.

Ginger was born to a military family and showed herself to be precocious as a child. She was a quick learner at whatever she set her mind to learn. She went to Jacksonville State University, but later transferred to the University of Alabama. She found herself yearning for spiritual instruction. She enrolled at Southeastern Bible College and graduated in 1999.

She participated in choir and went on several mission trips to Romania with a Southeastern Bible College team. At Shades Mountain Independent Church in Birmingham, she was in a praise band where she met her future husband. They became deeper friends during one of those mission trips to Romania. They got married in 2003, at the Southeastern campus.

Ginger worked a lot of different places, because she knew how to convince people that she had the skills they needed. She worked in retail, banking, photography, office management, and at the Greystone complex in Birmingham, Al, as a service client specialist at Power School. Power School restructured, and sent both her and her husband to work at home. When that job ended she transitioned to a new phase in her life when she went to work for Jefferson County as an accounting assistant.

Her hobbies included playing XBOX with her nephews, table top games, and being the family researcher on Ancestry.com.

None of this describes her funny, kooky, zany sense of humor that made part of this world turn around. To say her family will miss her does not say enough. Friday night game night will not be the same without you.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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Miles Gregory

August 3, 2020

I worked with Ginger for a short period of time at Jefferson County. She had the soul of an angel. Ginger will truly be missed.

Jennifer Hodge

July 31, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers. Ginger and I worked together in the late 90's at HealthSouth in the Payroll department. She was such a pleasure to work with. I remember her mission trip that she was so excited about and still thought of many of us at work while being gone. She brought a handmade wooden trinket box back to me that I kept on my desk for years. She was a very sweet and kind person!

Justin Smith

July 30, 2020

Loved working with Ginger at Jefferson County. She was assigned to our office for a period of time and helped me with PR stuff. She was a hard worker and extremely talented and creative. She did fantastic work on our social media accounts and took terrific photos. She was always so nice and cheerful and was always a bright spot in the office. We’ll miss her terribly!

Geneva Wilkerson

July 30, 2020

Gingers was my youngest sister. It's an understatement to say " it's not fair", but I don't believe in a random existence. God is good but that doesn't replace the person you don't have anymore. Also My mom is extremely sad...but reading the kind comments here from coworkers and friends makes the burden lighter. I read them to mom and it gave me and her joy knowing that Ginger shared her quirky crazy fun personality with others. If you are working during this pandemic you need humor. Ginger don't " rent" angels. She'll know what that means❤️😢

Rodragus Woods

July 29, 2020

Ginger!! I’m really gonna miss you !! I was going to tell you when I came to visit that I started eating Uncrustables ( peanut butter & jelly sandwiches) everyday for lunch like you did at my new job . You’re truly gonna be missed! I’m sending my prayers and condolences to your family!! You were truly one of a kind!

Amy Bliss Mason

July 29, 2020

Gina, I am heartbroken for you. Although your sister was much younger than me, I remember you and your sweet ways and your kindness. I hate to think of your sadness and pray you will find peace in wonderful memories. Love never dies... My love and prayers are with you and your family.

Shay Lee

July 29, 2020

You all have my deepest sympathy. I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to meet such a sweet soul. I will definitely miss your jokes, your smile, but most of all our talks.

Dana McLaughlin

July 29, 2020

I went to Jacksonville State University with Ginger. She was my little sister in Delta Zeta and also my sister in Christ. Although I haven't seen her in many years, the impact my friendship with her had on me will last forever. I am praying for her friends and family. One of the memories I have of her was that if you gossiped in front of her she would say, "Why don't you talk to that person instead of about them." She had a way of challenging me to be my best self and also fully loving me at the same time. I loved her silliness and sense of humor. She loved to laugh and she made me laugh often. She loved her friends, her family, and her God. My life is better because of her.

Re’van Pettway

July 29, 2020

Ginger, you will definitely be missed. Your fun personality, your jokes, and your smile will always be remembered. Opening tag mail won’t be the same.

Clint Hopkins

July 29, 2020

My name is Clint Hopkins and I work at Jefferson County courthouse as a security officer.
Please allow me to offer my sincerest condolences in this time of deep sorrow. Heaven has gained a precious soul in Ginger, and her warm, friendly smile and waves will be sorely missed.
We don’t always know how others view us and appreciate the great kindness that is expressed, but Ginger’s kind greetings and smiles everyday, as she either walked by the Domestic Relations courthouse or coming in to the main courthouse, were a source of happiness for myself and co-workers who welcome a kind spirit.
May God bless you and your family.

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