Alfreda Ann Simmons, 80, of Southport, North Carolina went to be with our Lord and Savior on December 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.
Alfreda recently moved to Amarillo, Texas to spend the rest of her time on this earth with her sister Elnita Ridgway. After a brief and unexpected illness, she is no longer in pain and is rejoicing in heaven with many of her loved ones.
Alfreda was born January 28, 1942 in Brownfield, Texas to Rev. and Mrs. Alfred Spell. Alfreda was a school teacher for 31 years. More than anything though, Alfreda loved serving Jesus and she did that with all her heart. She was in ministry most of her life and loved singing and playing the piano in church.
Alfreda is preceded in death by her daughter Ruth Anne Flowers, her husband Reverend Carl Flowers, her parents Rev. And Mrs. Alfred Spell, and her brother Dalton Spell, as well as her late husband Rev. Jesse Simmons.
Survivors include her sister Elnita Ridgway, granddaughters Joelle Rainey and Brittney Rainey, her great grandchildren Carley and Cole Rainey, and Logan Niemyer, seven nieces and two nephews. She will be buried in Rockingham, North Carolina. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Rockingham, North Carolina.
15 Replies to “Alfreda Ann Simmons”
Alfreda and I met on FB and developed a deep friendship that was felt by us both. She called me her “forever friend ” and told me often she never went to sleep without praying for me.
Our times of getting the giggles over the phone, sharing our days and her grand daughters, greats, and dear Elnita were precious.
She made falling in love with Jesus contagious.
We will see her again. Just sorry she wasn’t able to spend much quality time in Amarillo, she so looked forward to her later life with Elnita. So thankful they were together at the home going!
Love you dear friend. Thank you for all you did for me in simply being you!
Alfreda was a dear sweet friend to me. She truly lived her life as Christ has commanded us; an example to all with whom she came in contact, and she was a blessing to me. My condolences and prayers for strength and comfort for her family.
Alfreda was a precious friend. I never heard her speak a disparaging word about anyone. She was a true woman of God.
Thank you so much for the prayers continued support and words of encouragement! She’s no longer in pain and she’s no longer sick! She’s in the arms of Jesus and what a joyous reunion that was! She told the doctor before she went into organ failure that she has lived a great life and she’s ready to meet Jesus! I just hate I didn’t make it in time but deep in her heart she knows just how much I love her! Please continue to keep my family in your prayers I love you all and you all hold a special place in my heart!
Nana: I hope your dancing in the sky
I hope your singing in the angels choir
I hope the angels know what they have
I’ll bet it’s so nice in heaven since you arrived
Since you arrived ❤️❤️💔
We love you nana a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
Love your Jo!
Alfreda was a beautiful lady. We go back to Southwestern days and Muse Memorial. She was part of a beautiful family, the Spells. My prayers for Elnita and all the family. She will be missed by all of us who knew her.
My friend….was always, without fail…flawless. She hired me to clean her house but I could never find anything to clean. I’m quite sure she just wanted me to have gas money. I can still hear her voice and loved listening to her play the piano. She was a master musician. She made a huge difference in my life….
To God be the Glory!
I will always remember her musical talent waaay back at Southwestern. Such a blessing to so many through the years, and now she is with her loved ones and is living her reward in heaven. God bless her family here on earth.
It’s with a heavy heart I say she will be missed.she would tell me she’s rejoicing with the angels now ,Ms Alfreda made a difference in so many people’s life’. Lifting
Up her sister and grandchildren.,she was the kindest ,sweetest Lady ,always putting other’s before herself. Rest in Peace Sweet
Alfreda was a sweet high school friend. Even at that early age, Alfreda had a loving, caring spirit, and has been I have never forgotten. Prayers for Elnita and her family. ♥️
My Sincere condolences to all the family. Alfreda was much loved by my parents, the late Mel and Clara Atkinson of Crossroads World Outreach Center. I loved and admired her, she was blessing to us.
Glennis Atkinson Feagin
Alfreda was such a dear friend for many decades. She is truly going to be missed. I long for the day when we are all united in our home where there will be no more pain and suffering, and where we never say goodbye again.
Prayers for the family . Just a wonderful lady!
I only knew her on Facebook but I know she loved her Lord.
My sweet friend is now in Heaven. She was a joy to be with during our younger ministry years. We both moved a lot but when we format together, we connected. What a great earthy friend and family member to so many. Prayers for those who will be grieving.
RIP my dear friend. I know you’re dancing around the throne of God with all your loved ones who are there.