Delores (Dee) Ernestine Simmons, 81, of Hampstead, North Carolina went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 24, 2019. She passed in peace, surrounded by family. Dee was born on March 5, 1938, in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Ernest and Violet (Measel) Price. After her family moved to Indiana, she attended school at Cloverdale, and married and raised her family there. Dee is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Irvin James Simmons,
her brother Donald (Joyce) Price of Gainesville, Florida and her two sisters Margie (Don) Larkin of Cloverdale, and Pamela Kremm of Cincinnati. In addition to her husband and three siblings, Dee is survived by her two daughters, Cathy (Mike) Arnold of Cloverdale, and Kristi (Drew) Robison of Durham, North Carolina, as well as her three granddaughters, Megan Arnold, Katie Arnold and Mackenzie Robison. Before retiring to the North Carolina coast with her husband, Dee was a savvy real estate agent in Gainesville, Florida. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, attending church, traveling, and cheering on the Florida Gators. A memorial service will be Wednesday, November 27 at 10:00am at Scott’s Hill Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 12:00pm at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 10:00am until service time. Burial and the family’s private ceremony will follow at Cloverdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Missions of Scott’s Hill Baptist Church, 185 Scotts Hill Loop Rd Wilmington, NC 28411. Condolences may be made at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.