Mary Robbins Simmons

March 8, 1940March 1, 2018

Mary Robbins Simmons, 77, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Harrisonburg.

Mary was born in Blowing Rock, NC on March 8, 1940. She spent most of her life in the Richmond area.

She is preceded in death by parents George Thomas and Katherine Robinson Robbins, and sister Rena. Mary is survived by brother Thomas Eugene Robbins of La Conner, Washington; twin sister Marian Robbins Rosenberg of Charlotte, NC; son Warren L. Simmons of Colonial Heights; daughter Kristine Simmons Peifer and husband Tim of Harrisonburg; daughter Jan Simmons Abbott and husband Richard of Weems; and her beloved grandchildren Zackary Simmons, Reannen Stephenson, Emma Peifer, Jordan Abbott, and Joshua Abbott.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Longwood College and completed her master’s degree at Virginia Tech. Mary retired from the Department of Labor as a statistical analyst. She loved to spend her free time reading, gardening, cooking and was an avid supporter of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

A memorial celebration of Mary’s life will be held on April 21st at 2:00 PM at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg. The family will greet visitors prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM.

In honor of Mary’s love for animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA, PO Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22803 or the Animal Welfare League, PO Box 975, Whitestone, VA 22578.

Lindsey Funeral Homes and Crematory in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Warren L. Simmons, Son
  • Kristine Simmons Peifer, Daughter
  • Tim Peifer, Son-in-law
  • Jan Simmons Abbott, Daughter
  • Richard Abbott, Son-in-law
  • Zackary Simmons, Grandchild
  • Reannen Stephenson, Grandchild
  • Emma Peifer, Grandchild
  • Jordan Abbott, Grandchild
  • Joshua Abbott, Grandchild
  • Thomas Eugene Robbins, Brother
  • Marian Robbins Rosenberg, Twin Sister
  • Katherine Robinson Robbins, Mother
  • George Thomas Robbins, Father
  • Rena Robbins, Sister


21 April


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Muhlenberg Lutheran Church

281 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

21 April

Memorial Celebration

2:00 pm

Muhlenberg Lutheran Church

281 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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