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Roger SIMMONS Jr.

May 17, 1928November 13, 2020

Roger SIMMONS was born on May 17, 1928 and passed away on November 13, 2020 and is under the care of Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill.

Visitation will be held on November 17, 2020 at 10:00 am at Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill, 2420 Harrell Road, Orlando, FL.

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Robert Kersten

November 18, 2020

We are saddened by the news of Rogers passing. He was a joy to be around . For nearly fifty years he brightened the entry doors to North Park. He will be missed.

Mike and Sydnie Arnold

November 16, 2020

Seven years ago we visited North Park after moving from Tampa. Our first and lasting impression was Roger giving my wife a big hug. Little did we know how much we would come to love Roger and Joyce over these years. We will certainly miss his zest and enthusiasm for life. But mostly the genuine love he had for people, it was a great reflection of Christs love here on earth. Our prayers are with the family for peace and comfort during these days.

WILLIAM MORRIS

November 15, 2020

My wife and I knew Roger and Joyce many years ago when we were members of North Park Baptist Church. I remember his outgoing personality and ever present smile and laughter. We always enjoyed being around him.
I'm sure he will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Paula Jerrells

November 15, 2020

Joyce and family,
My heart felt condolences on the passing of Roger. Roger was a favorite of mine. He could always make me smile. His jokes were legendary!

John Crossman

November 15, 2020

He was an incredibly warm and kind man. Always made me feel welcome and at home. I am so grateful for all of the times I had with him. Praying for the family.

Sam and Rhonda Braswell

November 15, 2020

Joyce, you are in our thoughts and prayers. You and Roger welcomed and loved us! His love of college football, his home state of Mississippi, Jerry Clower, required church hugs, laughter, and family were heartwarming to so many. His love of Jesus Christ and His church defined his true heart and eternal destiny. May God comfort you with His presence and grace.

Tommy and Patty Ard

November 15, 2020

Dearest Simmons family, We were so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Know he is with the Lord now full and whole. His life was filled with family, friends and his love for the Lord. What a rewarding life it was. May you hold tight to the Lord knowing he will be with every step of the way as you continue your journey without him but knowing you will see him in just a little while. Blessings and love.

Ken and Ginger Vance

November 15, 2020

When we first joined North Park Roger was one of the first we met. We have nothing but great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David and Sharon Darling

November 15, 2020

We pray God will hold you all in His hands and give you peace and comfort. We are sure Roger's having a ball up in heaven, especially watching his beloved Seminoles! We're a phone call away if you need anything. Love you all.

Jean Santoro

November 15, 2020

My husband and I moved into our home in 2016. We were outside working on our landscaping when Roger came out of his back door (he and his wife, Joyce, lives directly behind us), to introduced himself to us. We were so impressed by the way he immediately welcomed us to the neighborhood. He made us feel as though we had known him all of our lives. We hit it off immediately. When we met Joyce, she too gave us a warm welcoming, giving us the comfort in knowing we made the right choice in moving into our home.
We visited him and Joyce a few times, until I fell and broke my back, and found myself having a long road to recovery. I am now slowly able to move around, and because of my long recovery, I wasn't able to visit them as often as I wished,. Recently, when we were ready to revisit them and catch up on recent times. we received news that he was failing. Because we lost touch, lately, we didn't know how advanced his health had really become. We wish we had known sooner, as now we lost a wonderful neighbor, and feel saddened by his passing, before we could ever get to say goodbye.
We shall never forget our wonderful, welcoming, neighbor. Both him and Joyce are still people we consider part of our new family in Florida.
May Joyce now find peace in the difficult times ahead. Our thoughts and prayers 🙏 will remain with her and her family as they move forward. May they find comfort in remembering the good times, and hold in their hearts the memories they all had shared together.
May God Bless, Roger, and keep him in His Loving Care, forever.
All our love and prayers are with you always.
Your neighbors,
Mike and Jean Santoro

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