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Wanda (Moretz) Simmons

October 14, 1948July 28, 2020

Wanda Moretz Simmons, 71 of Hickory passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at her residence. Born in Catawba County on October 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Eugene and Elsie Icard Moretz. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Eddie Moretz. Wanda was a member of Fellowship Advent Christian Church and she retired in 2012 as executive assistant to the president of Hickory Springs. She enjoyed traveling and being outdoors. In her 60’s she participated in a Marine Corp Mud Run. Wanda is survived by her sons Mitchel Simmons of Raleigh, and Christopher Simmons and wife LeeAnn of Winston-Salem; her sisters Angela Johnson and husband Steve of Bethlehem, and Emily Wallace and husband Dale of Greenwood, SC and a brother Leslie Moretz and wife Lani of Youngsville. Graveside service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00am at Pisgah Cemetery with Pastor Dave Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society, through online donations or by mail to Northside Community Church, PO Box 1139, Knightdale NC 27545.



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Wanda (Moretz) Simmons

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Carolyn Havelka

July 30, 2020

Wanda will be deeply missed by all that knew her. I grew to love her as a sister.
I worked with her for many years at Hickory Springs Mfg . Co. We became very close and not only worked together, but did a lot of things together including her going on trips together with my husband John and I.

Wanda will long be remembered as a kind and loving person by many as well as her family.

Michael Simmons

July 30, 2020

I worked for years at Hickory Springs down the hall from Wanda Simmons.
In all the time I knew her she was always a person who would brighten my day . Without fail, she would always engage me with that broad bright wonderful smile and we would have delightful discussions. Her infectious laughter will continuously be ingrained in my head. It makes me smile just to remember. The pride she took in her 2 sons was obvious to anyone who ever got to know her.

To her sons and all who were close to her, I am saddened by your loss. Wanda was a gift to all of us who were ever lucky enough to cross paths with her in life.

George & Jen Memory

July 30, 2020

Chris & Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We are lifting all of you up and prayer.

Jen & George Memory

Thomas Simmons

July 30, 2020

Christopher and Mitchel Mom and I are so sorry for your loss. Just so happy to see you all last fall. You are in our prayers for peace, comfort and understanding.

Ed Brewer

July 29, 2020

Donna and I have met Wanda on trips to Arkansas with our friend Craig Valentine. She was a friendly, beautiful, intelligent woman and it felt like we had known her forever. She certainly was a brave woman who fought cancer valiantly and lived life to the fullest. Prayers and condolences to her family and those who loved her. Rest In Peace Wanda.

Marilyn Valentine Hankins

July 28, 2020

Today a very special person left us way too soon to join the angels in heaven. She was a kind and caring friend and will be missed tremendously. Sincere condolences, prayers and love to her family.
RIP Wanda, your work on earth is done.


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