Isaiah Simmons, 71, was born on July 16, 1948 to the late Rev. Cuba and Mary Spight Simmons. He departed his earthly life on October 5, 2019 at Diversicare in Ripley, MS. He leaves to cherish his memories: daughter, Ophelia (Jeff) Jones of New Albany, MS; son, Isaiah Simmons, Jr. of Ripley, MS; five grandchildren; brother, Bishop Jeremiah (Cassandra) Simmons of Blue Mountain, MS; sisters, Nellie (Eddie) Fryar and Elmira Gibbs of Ripley, MS.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 from 12:00 noon-8:00 pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS; with the family present from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Terry Street Church of God in Christ in Ripley, MS. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Ripley, MS. To view and sign the guest registry, please visit www.fosterandsonfuneralhome.com.
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