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Ruby Doris (Fox) Simmons

May 4, 1937 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 83) 83 Years Old


Funeral service will be a private ceremony for the children and grandchildren.

Ruby Doris Fox Simmons age 83 of Sanford, North Carolina departed this life on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro, North Carolina. 

She was born on May 4, 1937 to the late George and Lessie Fox. She was the last sibling left of 11 children. She had joined Robinson Chapel AME Zion Church at an early age and visited Alston Chapel United Church of Christ on many occasions.

She graduated from WB Wicker High School in 1958.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Rudolph Simmons “Mankind”; one daughter, Von Sheral Simmons; five brothers and five                       sisters.

She leaves to cherish her memories: five children, Linda Fox Percell, Jimmy Lee Fox (Jodie), Lessie Fox Lee Cain (Richard), Deirdre Foxx Hopkins (Myron) and Dennis Delano Simmons (Provita); fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, seven sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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Funeral Service
May 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Interment following funeral service
May 24, 2020

Alston Chapel UCC (Haw Branch)
884 Haw Branch Rd.
Sanford, NC 27330


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