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Elaine J. Simms
July 9, 1950 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Mrs. Elaine J. Simms, 73, departed this life, Wednesday October 4, 2023 at her home.
Elaine was born July 9, 1950 in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Moses Lee Johnson Sr. and Florence Cabrero Johnson. She graduated from South High School in 1968. She married the love of her life, Theodore A. Simms on December 24, 1977, officiated by Pastor Lonnie Simon at New Bethel Baptist Church. On September 6, 1981, she was water baptized in Jesus name and received the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues at Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Bishop Norman L. Wagner. She was a homemaker and she loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family. She also enjoyed bingo and a number of other recreational outings.
She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy; her husband Theodore; her children; Elliot M. Johnson, Tara K Simms-Winlock (Frederick) and Patrick T (Kristi) Simms and Patrese R. Simms. Siblings; Moses (Itlean) Mahdee, and Loretta Johnson Tutwiler; her grandchildren; Elliot, Janelle and Timothy Underwood; Bralyn Simms-Sheppard and Fara Winlock and Donovan, Jayden and Peyton Simms; and a host of great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Moses Lee Johnson Sr. and Florence Johnson; siblings Fred, Cortez, Vincent and Gregory Johnson. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00am Thursday, October 12, 2023 at L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, with Funeral Service at 11:00am. Ministry of comfort and dignity entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.