Gladys Alberta Bennett-Simon


Mrs. Gladys Alberta Bennett-Simon was born on August 29, 1939 to the late John and Hester Bennett in Savannah, Georgia.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her sister, Maggie Russell of Savannah, GA; her children, Samuel A. (Elka) Simon of Killeen, TX, Barbara Jefferson of Valdosta, GA, Emmanuel L. Simon of Atlanta, GA, Joann H. Engram of Valdosta, GA, Jenkins S. (Patricia) Simon, III of Boston, GA, Marion (Ange'l) Simon of Thomasville, GA, Malcolm (Deidra) Simon of Fayetteville, NC, Eric J. (Vicki) Simon of Clarksville, TN and Derrick D. (Jamie) Simon of St. Louis, MO; 30 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:30pm. St. Mark AME Church, Pastor Veronica Lewis, 700 Lester Street, Thomasville, GA 31792. Pastor James Banks, Eulogist
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SGM (Ret) Willene Orr & Family
Jul 13, 2019
To the Simon Family,

There is nothing like a Mother's love. Even though I had never met Ms. Gladys, I can only surmise she was a strong and courageous Woman. For anyone to battle cancer, they must be strong, courageous and resilient. I know because my Mom is on that journey as well.

I know Ms. Gladys gentle and meek spirit will live forever in the lives she touched and impacted throughout the years.

We sill be keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers. Only God can strengthen and encourage you during this time and long after everyone has said their goodbye's and farewells.

May God's peace sustain you in the days, months, and years ahead.

Sincere Regards,

Willene Orr & Fam
Sergeant Major
US Army, Retired
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Willene Orr
Jul 13, 2019
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Constance Banks Spencer
Jul 13, 2019
Dear family may you find comfort in knowing that many others share in your loss because Gladys meant so much to so many people even in her absence know that the love she shared with so many radiates through all of Thomasville and Thomas County and to many others in various cities and states. She shared her gift as a seamstress so willingly and lovingly and unselfishly, never really asking to be paid what her Services were worth. So family be encouraged and know that you had a wonderful mother an a child of God. Glady's gentle spirit lives on in each of you. She will be miss but the Gladys I knew has ceased from troubles and Her soul has gone home to be with the Lord!💞
La'Rhonda Reddick
Jul 13, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the family. Ms. Simon and my mother had been friends since she and her sister moved to Thomasville from Savannah when they were kids. She was and will always be the best seamstress in Thomasville. RIP peace Ms. Simon, you will be missed.
LaShandra Bryant, Daughter of Barbara Bryant-Scott
Jul 12, 2019
I shall forever cherish that beautiful smile,warm embrace, and loving spirit that she always shared...Mrs. Simon was one of the dearest and loveliest spirits that you ever would meet and one of my mom's dearest and closest of friends; so very, very special & dear to I and all my siblings and family...I'll never forget all the moments shared, all the loving words of wisdom and advice, all the memories of her making all my prom dresses and attire for events throughout highschool, & so, so many other fond memories...She'll always and forever remain dear to my heart.... Continuous Prayers, Condolences, & Love To The Entire Simon Family...
Barbara Scott and family, Thomasville GA
Jul 12, 2019
Mrs. Gladys Simon was a very amazing and loving person. She would always welcome her friends and family into her home and never let anyone feel like a stranger. It's very rare to meet someone so welcoming and loving to their neighbor. There are numerous memories of her throughout the years. She will definitely be missed
Toyca Williams and Family, West Norriton, PA
Jul 12, 2019
For many years, the matriarch of the Simon family has shown me unconditional love. Being around her was like attending a master's class in loving your family and your neighbor. The memories are countless. She had such a beautiful spirit and was an excellent baker and seamstress. Mrs. Simon will be sorely missed.