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Thursday May 5th, 2016
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Service


Thursday May 5th, 2016
7:00pm

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Michael "Dwayne" Simmons

Michael “Dwayne” Simmons, 44, of Gastonia, passed away suddenly May 2, 2016 at his residence. Dwayne was born in Gaston County April 22, 1972 to Deborah Horne Saunders and the late Roger Lee Simmons. He is also preceded in death by his grandson Trenton Aaron Simmons, Jr., paternal grandparents Ralph and Myrtle Simmons and also maternal grandfather Elzie Horne. He was a lover of music often playing the guitar and the keyboard.

Survivors include his wife Holly Yvonne Simmons. Mother, Deborah Saunders and stepfather James. Grandmother, Faye Cooper. Children, Heather Michelle Simmons (Matthew Hunt), Trenton Aaron Simmons (Destiny McAteer).  Sister and best friend Terri Ricketts (Johnny Chapman, Jr.) and Leigh-Ann Willoughby (Christopher). Grandchildren, Gavin, Jaelynn, and Aubrie.

Memorial Services to Celebrate Dwayne’s life will be held Thursday May 5 at 7:00 PM at Benson Funeral Services, Mt. Holly. Visitation with viewing will be from 6:00-7:00, also at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.


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A candle was lit in memory of Michael Simmons

Stouts Jul 13 2016 12:00 AM

It came to shock that you r really gone. You'll be greatly missed bro! Had good memories with you and Danny Mcmore when we met in 1995! Boy, we all were wild sinsters lol... May your soul rest and be in peace! Will b seeing you next lifetime somewhere one day.

Matt Davidson San Diego, CA May 10 2016 12:00 AM

I LOVE you Dwayne I'm truly GONNA miss you more than words can say you where what i looked up to for many YRS. And then it got to u looking up to me !! Lol but I was very glad you have been in my life and it was the best anyone can have you meant more to me than anything in this WORLD and now I'm without you I'm lost without my best friend but I'm glad your at peace now your no longer in pain I'm hoping you be my guardian Angel now and guide me right cause I WANNA be able to see you again I lost the most wonderful brother in the WORLD I'm glad it was me to be the one luckiest girl to be your sister but RIP Dwayne you will never actually leave me I'll always have you in my heart and dreams !!

Terri -your little sister May 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Simmons

Ron Rychlik May 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Simmons

Maria Messer May 6 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Simmons

Shannon Romine May 6 2016 12:00 AM

We didn't know each other for a lifetime....but you are truly missed by many...Dwayne was a one of a kind!!!! I'm glad you stepped into my world and we became friends....love you Dwayne. R.I.P. brother...until I see u again

Shannon and Chad May 6 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Simmons

James "Stymie" Harris May 5 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Simmons

Justin Herring May 5 2016 12:00 AM

MY BUDDY FOR OVER 30 YRS IT''S SO HARD TO COMPREHEND THAT I WILL NEVER SEE YOU OR HEAR YOUR VOICE AGAIN. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MEANT TO ME AND I WILL FOREVER CHERISH THE MANY MEMORIES WE SHARED TOGETHER. I KNOW YOU ARE FREE OF HEARTACHE AND PAIN. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. RIP DWAYNE!

JUSTIN HERRING May 5 2016 12:00 AM

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