Mrs. Kelly Mae Smith-Simmons, 78 of Aberdeen, North Carolina was the daughter of William and Lucinda Smith of Windblow, North Carolina. She was born on April 12, 1939. She departed this life on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Highsmith-Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Mrs. Simmons was married to George L. Simmons of Jackson Springs, North Carolina. They were blessed with four boys and two girls. For many years, she worked at Stanley Furniture in West End, North Carolina. Later she worked at Proctor Silex in Southern Pines, North Carolina for over 15 years. Later in life, she moved to Raeford, North Carolina where she attended Elizabeth Chapel FWB Church under Dr. Carl Core. She later became a member of Page Memorial Church in Aberdeen, North Carolina. She was a wonderful mother who loved her children and grandchildren. She loved all children and babies, enjoyed cooking and dancing. She loved to give to all in need and loved getting up early on Sunday mornings to attend the eight o’clock service and breakfast. She enjoyed the fellowship with her church family. She will be dearly missed. 

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elliot Smith and a daughter Teresa M. Simmons. She leaves to cherish her memories: four sons; George Simmons, Jr. of Southern Pines, North Carolina, James (Yeron) Simmons of Hartsville, South Carolina, William I. Simmons of Jacksonville, Florida, and Samuel L. Simmons of Southern Pines, North Carolina, one daughter; Mae Simmons of Fayetteville, North Carolina, two god-daughters; Eldress Phyllis Williams and Heidi Whitescarver, eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Page Memorial Church in Aberdeen, NC. Burial will follow at Wayne Cemetery in Addor, NC. A public viewing will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Jones and Little Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

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