Ernest James Simmons was born on January 31, 1955 in Orlando, FL.
Ernest attended Orange County Public Schools. He was an active member in his church. He was a Sunday School teacher and a landscaper. He enjoyed basketball and fishing.
He was preceded on death by his Brother: Joe Simmons Sr.
Ernest leaves to cherish his Loving Wife: Betty Simmons; One Son: Ernest Simmons Jr.; Two Step-Sons: Damion Newson and Kevin Simmons; One Grandson: Trevon Laster; Two Granddaughters: Micayla Williams and Sheniyah Simmons; Brothers: Gregory Simmons of Apopka, FL and Ronnie Simmons of Apopka, FL,; Sisters: Ernestine Hunter, Carolyn Cook, and Mary Simmons All of Apopka, FL; Mother-In-Law: Ella Lou Newsome; Three Sisters-In-Law: Linda Jones, Ella Lois Tanner (Mike), and Essie Thomas (Joe); One Brother-In-Law: Roosevelt Newsome of Alabama. A host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and other Loving Family and Grieving Friends.