Mary Winifred "Winnie" Simmons, 90,of Columbia died Saturday, October 22, 2022, at ECU Health Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Born February 11, 1932 in Tyrrell County she was the daughter of the late Luther Davenport and Belle Stillman Davenport and was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Wilbert Alvin Simmons; sister, Dorothy Mae Davenport Sanderlin; brothers, Palmer Davenport and Ernest "Dave" Davenport. Winnie was a homemaker and lifelong member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a1950 graduate of Columbia High School and spent her entire life living in Tyrrell County.
Her family includes her son, Rex Simmons and wife Nancy; daughter, Karen Michelle Simmons Creef and husband Felton; grandchildren, Andy Simmons (Mary), Emily Simmons (Ryan Cox), Haley Creef Morris (Jameson), Garrett Creef (fiancee' McKenzie Sides); great grandchildren, Abigail and Dylan.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Columbia. Family will receive friends at the church following the service.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.