Saturday, September 14, 2013
Jahi Williams-Simmons, of Concord, N.C., formerly of Georgetown, died on August 31, 2013 at Carolina Medical Center Northeast in Concord, N.C.
At the time of his death he was surrounded by loving family members, his wife, Sylvia; sister-in-law, Clara; niece, Tia; nephew, Shakiel; and cousins, Mary, Alicia and Reggie.
Viewing took place on Friday at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
His eulogy was conducted by Rev. Charles Lewis of Washington Heights Baptist Church, Bronx, N.Y.
Mr. Williams-Simmons was born in Georgetown and graduated from Howard High School.
Further studies were pursued in New York City at Lehman College, Bronx Community College and Adelphi University of Long Island, N.Y.
He retired from the State of New York as a recreational therapist in 2007.
He was also the co-founder and chair, along with his wife, of Survival Instinct-The Network, Inc., a cancer awareness organization; A.L.I.A., an intergenerational leadership program; and Jam-Ah-J Music Production.
Mr. Williams-Simmons was also the director/producer of his television show, “CHAT TV.”
A Message from his wife...
If you truly knew him then you truly loved him, and if you truly loved him then you were physically present with him in mind, body and spirit.
My husband...A great man and a quiet strength and I'll love him today as I did yesterday and tomorrow as I do today.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Williams-Simmons of Concord, N.C.; two children, Jamaal and Rosena Simmons; a granddaughter, Zakiyah; his mother, Rebecca Simmons; 10 siblings, Oliver Jr., Mollie, James, Elva, Marthena, Arthur, Roy, David, Stella and Linda; and nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.