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Retha D. Simmons

Obituary for Retha D. Simmons

May 17, 1930 - December 1, 2019
Elkton, Maryland | Age 89


Retha D. Simmons, age 89, of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born in West Jefferson, NC on May 17, 1930 to the late Allie Osborne.

Retha enjoyed her nursing career many years ago. She was a musician who played guitar and loved to sing. Retha was a member of the Elkton Church of God, as a part of being a church member she would go to nursing homes and sing. During her free time, she enjoyed reading a good book, newspapers, and the Bible.

Retha is survived by her son, Jack W. Simmons and his wife, Cecelia of Elkton, MD; daughter, Rosemary Lynn Simmons-Tyree-Gilbert of Elkton, MD; Reatha D. Campbell and her husband, Kenneth of Elkton, MD; three step-children: Bonita Schuler, Brenda Hash, and Connie Headley; five grandchildren: Danny Tyree, Jr., Denna Harper, Jimmy Gilbert lll, Randy Gilbert, and Noah Charles Campbell; seven step-grandchildren: Craig P. Rose, Tommy E. Rose, Jr.,David M. Rose, Steven W. Rose, Karen C. Colvin, Kenneth A. Rose, and Carla M. Alkanowski; five great-grandchildren: Danny Tyree lll, Briana Tyree, Matthew Harper, Kourtney Lynn Campbell, Samuel Stanley, and nineteen step-great grandchildren. In addition to her mother, Allie Osborne, Retha is preceded in death by her husband, Irving H. Simmons, Jr.; and son, Dwight Steven Simmons.

A celebration of Retha's life will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A. 259 E Main St. Elkton, MD 21921 where family and friends may begin visiting at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Elkton Church of God" and sent in care of the funeral home 259 E. Main St. Elkton, MD 21921.

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