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Marilyn Simmons

June 9, 1959 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Marilyn Simmons Obituary

New York - Ms. Marilyn Simmons,64 (formally of Sampson Co.) transitioned Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

Born to Geraldine Simmons and Eugene Boykin, Marilyn grew up and spent her childhood in Faison, North Carolina. Lovingly known as Cootie, Marilyn was raised with all the benefits of country living, including fresh air and an abundance of love. Her passion for education extended even into retirement. She willingly volunteered to help any child who struggled on their educational journey by offering customized free assessments, resources, and tutoring that would be financially out of reach for many families.

Her legacy can be seen shining bright in the lives of her loving daughter Schanita Ratnayake (Sujith Ratnayake), grandson Kashyapa Ratnayake; Sisters, Regina Simmons-Pender (Kurtis Pender) and Tanya Moore; niece, Fontayne Hassell; nephew, Nkozi and great nephew, Oaklyn Simmons Moss, as well as a host of other family and friends with whom she shared laughter and love.

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
December 10, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Garris Funeral Home
812 S. Center St.
Mt. Olive, North Carolina 28365

Viewing
Monday
December 11, 2023

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Poplar Grove Baptist Church
163 Poplar Grove Church Ln
Faison, NC 28341

Funeral Service
Monday
December 11, 2023

12:00 PM
Poplar Grove Baptist Church
163 Poplar Grove Church Ln
Faison, NC 28341

Interment following funeral service
Monday
December 11, 2023

Cobb Cemetery
329 Juniper Rd.
Faison, NC 28341

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