Tamara Lee Simmons

Tamara L. Simmons passed away on May 21, 2014 in Asheville, N.C., following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Phoenix, Arizona, September 18, 1974.  She attended schools in Statesville and graduated from Gunston High School in Centerville, Maryland.  She attended High Point University and was a graduate of the Southeastern Massage Therapy School.

Tamara was preceded in death by her mother, Margarita Simmons, and is survived by her father Dr. Michael Simmons (Mary Ann Simmons), and her beloved son Justin Simmons of Statesville.  She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Simmons of Winston-Salem, her maternal grandmother, Margarita Nichols of Lantana, Florida, and numerous aunts, uncles, and other family members.

The burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery with a private family service.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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