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Ruth Etta Collins Simmons

November 26, 1929 — May 21, 2024

Greensboro, NC

Ruth Etta Collins Simmons

Ruth Etta Collins Simmons, age 94, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Hospice House of Burlington. Ruth was born to Walter L. and Delphia Bowman Collins on November 26, 1929, in Patrick County, Virginia. 

Ruth grew up on the family farm with eleven siblings. On July 9, 1946, she married Wilbur R. Simmons and they were blessed with three children. After moving to Greensboro, NC, Ruth began working at Guilford Mills and remained there as an Administrative Assistant until retirement. 

 Ruth was predeceased by her husband of fifty-three years, Wilbur Simmons; son Michael R. Simmons; daughter-in law Dale Simmons; sisters Mozelle Harris, Evelyne Crowder, Ann Martin, Myra Mills; brothers James Collins, Vance Collins, Buddy Collins, McKay Collins, Edward Collins: and two great- grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter and son- in-law Patricia and Barry Dillard, son and daughter-in-law Mitchell and Ivy Simmons, daughter-in-law Dianne Simmons; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; brothers Bobby Collins and Charles Collins.

 A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Minnies Chapel Wesleyan Church, 161 Minnies Chapel Loop, Stuart, Virginia with Pastor Gary Combs officiating. The family will receive friends and family beginning at 1:00 pm, with the service to begin at 2:00pm. Burial will be in the church cemetery. If anyone wishes, flowers will be appreciated, or memorial donations may be made to Minnies Chapel cemetery fund.  Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.

 The family extends our deepest appreciation for the staff at Guilford House Memory Care in Greensboro and Hospice of Burlington and Greensboro for their compassionate and loving care. 

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Visitation

Saturday, May 25, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Minnies Chapel Wesleyan Church

161 Minnies Chapel Loop, Stuart, VA 24171

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Minnies Chapel Wesleyan Church

161 Minnies Chapel Loop, Stuart, VA 24171

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