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Josephine Stancil Simmons, 82, of  3104 Kensington Park Drive, New Bern died Monday, April 22, 2019 at the home of her daughter 509 Rocky Run Rd.

Friends and family may express condolences at the home of Pamela and Starlin Beatty 509 Rocky Run Rd.  Viewing hours are Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Oscar's Mortuary.

The funeral service is 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Kingdom Impact 4140 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.  The interment will follow at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughters, Vickie L. Davis, Raleigh, NC and Pamela s. Beatty, New Bern; one son, Frederick K. Simmons, New Bern; two brothers, Wilber Ashe, New Bern and James Ashe of Bayboro, NC; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family will honor their mother by making donations to her favorite charity organizations when all is said and done.  Please help us pay tribute in any way God places on your hearts.  

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  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one, please accept my sincere condolenves.I can only imagine the memories the family and friends shared will forever hold a special place in your hearts and minds.  Our heavenly Father, Jehovah God, assures us that one day He will put an end to death and our loved ones will live again by means of the resurrection.-John 5:28,29; Isaiah 25:8. May the God of all comfort, grant you peace and comfort now during this time of sadness.-Matt.5:4; 2Cor.1:3,4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Our prayers, thoughts, and love are with you and your family during and after this difficult time Our prayer is that God will give you some comfort in knowing to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord and Mrs. Josephine lived her life for this moment. God bless you, we love you. Walter Davis and family
    ~ Amber Davis   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Our prayers, thoughts, and love are with you and your family during and after this difficult time Our prayer is that God will give you some comfort in knowing to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord and Mrs. Josephine lived her life for this moment. God bless you, we love you. Walter Davis and family
    ~ Amber Davis   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Our prayers, thoughts, and love are with you and your family during and after this difficult time Our prayer is that God will give you some comfort in knowing to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord and Mrs. Josephine lived her life for this moment. God bless you, we love you. Walter Davis and family
    ~ Amber Davis   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Mom, you were the best Mother any child could ask for. You look so pretty in this picture. Our hearts are deeply saddened. What will we ever do without you? You can rest now, you are with Lennie. You were our beautiful Matriarch. The sweet memories of you will flourish in our hearts and minds until God calls us home. You know that we will gladly take care of Frederick, he's holding up as best he can. We all are saddened, we will put our trust in God to get through. Love you Mom.
    ~ Starlin and Pamela Beatty   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Vickie and Pam, I share my condolences and I pray that your Mom's memories will comfort you now and in the days to come.
    ~ Rufus Credle   Garner, NC
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    There is so much sorrow in the world. But the death of our loved ones brings the deepest sorrow of all. Please accept my condolences. May God’s promise to help you through this difficult time bring you peace (Isaiah 41:10) and his promise for the future (John 5:28, 29) give you a wonderful hope.
    ~ Marlena
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    We are saddened by the passing of your mother. May she now Rest in The Arms of Jesus. We will keep you all lifted up in prayer. Mike and Joan Sidberry
    ~ Joan Sidberry   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    Sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. May you find Gods comfort in the days ahead and may your memories of your loving mom make your heart smile. God Bless You!
    ~ Mary Wynn   Charlotte, NC
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    Pam, Vickie and Fred, you are definitely in our thoughts and prayers are going forth, on behalf of the family, as soon as we received word of the passing of Ms. Josephine. The song writer puts it so beautifully, "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal". Ms. Josephine was loved by both Gladys and I but God loved her Sweet Spirit more. Her beauty still lives deeply in each of you. Therefore hold on to our Lord and Savior's Almighty Hands; find comfort in the memories of her sweet presences and we will see her again in Heaven. Love you much, Lawrence and Gladys Suggs.
    ~ Lawrence and Gladys Suggs   Hampton, VA
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you lay your dear, sweet Mother to rest. I will always remember her love and kindness and beautiful smile! God grant you peace and loving memories is my prayer. Lovingly, Vanessa
    ~ Vanessa Mullen   Jacksonville, NC
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    To Mrs. Pam, Mrs. Vickie, Mr. Fred and the entire Simmons/Beatty family, we would like to extend our deepest condolences. May the thoughts and memories of your loved one be the road map of strength ahead for you all. May your family find comfort in God's promise: Psalm 46:1 "He promises to be our refuge and strength." We can picture Mrs. Josephine and Mr. Lennie singing away. ❤️ -The Ward Family
    ~ Whitney Ward   Trenton, NC
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    To the Simmons family: May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your loved one has transitioned from this earthly tabernacle to her new home in glory! Although our hearts are heavy, we have the confidence and the assurance that our Heavenly Father will sustain and keep our hearts and minds in perfect peace, even during our darkest hours. Remember the words of David in PSALMS 91:1 -"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most- High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." We will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer during this most difficult time!
    ~ Dr. Erroll L. Royal   Raleigh, NC
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    In remembrance of Ms Josephine , a kindhearted soul who loved people always greeted me with a smile , I pray Gids peace be upon the Simmons family as we celebrate her home going , one of Gods Angels , with my deepest heartfelt sympathy , The Downing ! Jordan family ( Linda )
    ~ Linda Jordan   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    To the Simmons family we are sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. We as God to give you strength in memories of time spend and no thoughts of time lost. A weeping man endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
    ~ Marion & Diane Curry   South Chesterfield, VA
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    Pam, Starlin and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.This comes with heartfelt prayer that God will continue to strengthen and lift you when your hearts are heavy with the blessed memories you all shared. With sincere sympathy we love you Charles, April, Renee and the Waters family
    ~ Charles and April Waters   New Bern
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    Pam, Vickie and family, our prayers are with you during the loss of your sweet mother. May you be strengthen in God. Peace and Blessings! James and Cassandra Godette
    ~ Cassandra Godette   Rocky Mount
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    My condolences to the family. May JEHOVAH GOD (Psalms 83:18) the "God of all comfort" (2nd Corinthians 1:3 and 4), give you the comfort you need now and afterwards.
    ~ CE Collins   Beaufort, NC
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    We will surely miss your beautiful smile and spirit! May you continue to rest in Gods blossom until we meet again!! Praying for the family!
    ~ Florence & Juanita Horton   Trenton, NC
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    We will surely miss your beautiful smile and spirit! May you continue to rest in Gods blossom until we meet again!! Praying for the family!
    ~ Florence & Juanita Horton   Trenton, NC
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    Vickie and Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you at this time in the loss of your "Dear Mother", Ms. Josephine. May God strengthen and comfort you and your family during this time.
    ~ Debora & Ernest Dorsey   SMITHFIELD, NC
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    We will surely miss your beautiful smile and spirit! May you continue to rest in Gods blossom until we meet again!! Praying for the family!
    ~ Florence & Juanita Horton   Trenton, NC
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    Vickie, Claude, Morgan, and the entire family of Mother Josephine Simmons, we are so sorry for your lost. The great joy is that we know we shall all meet again. So now we look forward to that GOOD TIME IN HEAVEN. Love you all.
    ~ Larry and Wanda Harvey   Raleigh, NC
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    Vickie, Claude, Morgan, and the entire family of Mother Josephine Simmons, we are so sorry for your lost. The great joy is that we know we shall all meet again. So now we look forward to that GOOD TIME IN HEAVEN. Love you all.
    ~ Larry and Wanda Harvey   Raleigh, NC
  • Monday, April 29, 2019
    Pam & family, Keep the reasurance that God has it all in control! We are sending up timber in prayer for your comfort! He'll never leave you, nor forsake you. God bless you all.
    ~ James & Valery Kelley   Havelock, NC
  • Monday, May 6, 2019
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
    To the Family please accept my condolences. Love You.
    ~ Rosetta Kornegay   New Bern, NC