George Simmons Jr.
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Simmons, Jr., George Benjamin 86, peacefully passed away Monday, September 2, 2019, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. A retired school teacher, he taught at Avalon Park Elementary for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Annette; son, Steven; daughters, Sheila, Sharon, Suzanne and Sondra; and was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Fred Simmons. Viewing at A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be held at Saint Ailbe Catholic Church on Monday, September 9, 2019, with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Negro College Fund in memory of George Benjamin Simmons, Jr.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Sep. 6, 2019.
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September 11, 2019
May the Lord hold you close in your loss and may time give you peace and comfort.
Ruth Millis
September 8, 2019
May the loving arms of God our Father surround your family, comforting you and strengthening you as you go through these difficult days.

I worked across the hall from George (Mr. Simmons) for several years at Avalon Park School. We were both fifth grade teachers. (I can't tell you how long it took me to call him by his first name...I was in my twenties, and raised that you didn't call adults by first name unless given permission. Eventually I realized I, too, was an adult).

As a teacher he was able to impact many students and other teachers! Now, he rests in the arms of God -- free from pain -- looking over the family from his new heavenly home. May God's peace and the love of family and friends comfort you all!
Cathy Kush
Cathy Kush
September 8, 2019
May the arms of our Loving Father surround your family, strengthening and comforting you through these times. May the memory of all the good times guide you through these difficulty days.
I worked across the hall from George Simmons for over 5 years at Avalon Park School. He helped me grow be a better teacher. He had great impact on many students and teachers in his years at Avalon.
He is at peace, pain free, in God's loving arms!! Condolences to the family!!
September 8, 2019
We are very saddened to hear of the loss of your Beloved Husband and Father. Our hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow. With love Haim and Courtney Brody
September 8, 2019
Ernest & Yvonne Huey
September 8, 2019
On behalf of the Pollard Family out of Dolomite, Al, we send our condolences to Mr Simmons Family. God Bless
Cynthia Pollard-Lowery
September 8, 2019
Words cannot express the lost of a parent. Keep your dad"s beautiful memories alive within your hearts. I pray that this brings you comfort and gives you strength.
It is said in the bible that God gives and he takes. Your Dad maybe absent from the body but he is present with the Lord. You all are consistently on our mind and in our heart iwe are sad along with you. We love you and are here for you.
Seve ,Tara Turrentine and Kids
Tara Turrentine
September 6, 2019
Mr. Simmons was my 5th grade teacher at Avalon. My Mother - Rosella Smith taught at Avalon as well. We send our condolences to the family and pray that Mr. Simmons is resting in peace.
Jamella Smith Biegel
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