Margaret Inez Todd Simons

August 22, 1932 - March 19, 2023

08/22/1932 - 03/19/2023

Past Services

Tuesday March 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday March 22, 2023
Edgewood Cemetery
US 13 S
Windsor, NC 27983
Funeral Service
Wednesday March 22, 2023
2:00 pm
Holly Grove Baptist Church
US Hwy 13-17 N
Windsor, NC 27983

AHOSKIE, NC – Margaret Inez Todd Simons, age 90, of the Powellsville township, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Simons was born on August 22, 1932 to Johnny Washington Todd and Lizzie Lee Saunders Todd in Bertie County, North Carolina. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Inez was a lifelong member of Holly Grove Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Powellsville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary as long as her health permitted. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed working at Bluebell for many years. Inez enjoyed reading books, beating her grandchildren at Chinese checkers, and most of all gathering her family together and cooking them a meal. She also loved to take special care of her yard, making sure the weeds were pulled and the round up sprayed. She was loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, Inez was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene Jennings Simons, and her brother, Paul Randolph Todd.

Inez is survived by her two sons, Sterling Keith Simons (Joyce Wiggins) of Ahoskie, and Allen Wayne Simons (Teresa) of Aulander; two daughters, Donna Morris (Jim) of Colerain, Bonnie Burkett (Donny) of Powellsville; nine grandchildren, Tammy Rosado, Matthew Simons (Jennifer), Lori Wiltse (Shaun), Megan Price (Jonathan), Zachary Morris (Monica Littlefield), Nicholas Morris (Lynzee Layne), Samantha Burkett (A J Lanier), Lindsey Simons, and Courtney Lanier (Alex); one step granddaughter, April Byrum; eight great grandchildren, Gabriel Rosado, Julie Simons, Brayden Rosado, Keagan Wiltse, Caleb Wiltse, Aspen Price, Eli Price, Levi Lanier; three step great grandchildren, Isabella Byrum, Ethan Byrum, and Gracelynn Byrum.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Holly Grove Baptist Church, 2136 US 13 North, Ahoskie, NC 27910 with Pastor Johnnie Byrum and Pastor J N Baggett officiating. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery in Windsor, North Carolina.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Powellsville Fire Dept, PO Box 142, Powellsville, NC 27967, or online by clicking here or Holly Grove Baptist Church, C/O Gay Feher, 1737 Early Station Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Simons family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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keagan wiltse
2 months ago

I miss her a lot she was a sweet and grateful person.

Trish Jernigan Carson
11 months ago

So sorry to learn of Mrs. Simons’ passing. She and her husband lived in my great-grandparents’ house for many years (the Oakey house). She was so gracious when we had an Oakey reunion in Powellsville at the church. We stopped by unexpectedly to visit and she welcomed us in and let us tour the house. Such memories we all had! I’ve never forgotten her kindness and her hospitality that day. God’s blessings on her family during such a hard time.

Susie Hughes
1 year ago

Prayers for the whole family. Mrs. Simons was such a lovely person. She will be missed.

Peggy Mulder Newsome
1 year ago

Keith,Allen,Donna Bonnie I am so sorry for the loss of your mom,she was so sweet.I remember many days of us playing in your yard. I always remember her smiling. I know she will surely be missed by many Remember if God brought you to this he will bring you through it.