Timothy Edward “Ballie” Simmons

TIMOTHY EDWARD “BALLIE” SIMMONS, son of Parthenia Daniel Simmons and the late Howard Edward Simmons, Sr. was born on March 28, 1962, in Halifax, North Carolina.  He departed this earthly life on Monday, June 18, 2018, on Sam Powell Dairy Road in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

Timothy received his formal education in the Halifax County Public School System, and he attended Northwest Halifax High School in Littleton, North Carolina. During his early life, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, was baptized, and became a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church in Halifax, North Carolina.

Timothy enjoyed riding his lawn mower and spending time with his family and friends. He was known for his innovative carpentry skills and had the knowledge and ability to build a house from the ground up.

Those remaining to cherish the precious memory of his life and share the legacy of his love are his mother, Parthenia Simmons of the home; his two sons, Antonio Simmons (Sasha) and Jermaine Hockaday all of Roanoke Rapids, NC; his eleven grandchildren; his five siblings, Tyde Simmons, Sr. (Brenda), Sheldon Simmons (Lisa) all of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Justine Simmons (Hart) and Sherry Simmons (Edward) all of Enfield, NC, and Howard Simmons, Jr. (Yolanda) of White Oak, NC; three aunts, Betty Johnson of Littleton, NC, Vivian Daniel of Rocky Mount, NC, and Linda Anderson (Alvin) of Greenville, NC; three aunts-in-law, Ida Mae Simmons of Weldon, NC, Mattie Simmons of Littleton, NC, and Pearl Simmons of Raleigh, NC; three uncles, Stafford Daniel and Ruffus Thorne of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and James Boyd of Rocky Mount, NC; one great-aunt, Louise Eaton of Baltimore, MD; one great-uncle, Theodore Daniel (Pearl) of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a special cousin, Icola Burgess of Enfield, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives, and loving friends including a very close friend, Sherbert Wayne Alston of Littleton, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, 215 US Highway 158, Littleton, NC. Rev. Sallie Twine will officiate, and burial will follow in the Simmons-Green Family Cemetery in Enfield, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home from 3:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. on Friday, June 22, 2018.