August 19, 1960 – July 6, 2021
On August 19, 1960, Horace and Elizabeth McNeil Simmons were blessed with a baby boy, Mack Anthony Simmons. He was called to his heavenly home on July 6, 2021.
Mack was born and raised in Moore County, North Carolina. He gave his life to Christ at a young age and attended Providence Presbyterian Church in Jackson Springs, North Carolina. Mack was a long-time member of Providence Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder, a Sunday School Teacher, and Treasurer.
Mack loved to be around his family and made them a priority. If there was something you needed and he had it, it was yours.
Mack attended Moore County Schools and then furthered his education at North Caroline Central University in Durham, North Carolina, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation. After working for Samarkand Manor, he retired and later worked for Sunstate Security at Beacon Ridge in Seven Lakes, North Carolina.
Mack was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles McNeill, two sisters, Eunice Simmons Capel and Della Simmons Whitehead.
Mack was married to Flossie J.C Simmons. He leaves to cherish fond memories, two lovely daughters, Precious Simmons of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Mackinya Simmons (Tunasia Rush), of the home; two sisters, Claudine Allen (Anthony) and Felecia Christian (Walter), both of Fayetteville, North Carolina; six brothers, Horace Simmons Jr. (Cynthia) of Denver, Colorado, Milton Simmons, of Eagle Springs, North Carolina, Lazarus Simmons of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Joesph Simmons (Catherine) of Durham, North Carolina, Raymond Simmons of Stem North Carolina, and Timothy Simmons of Foxfire Village; a father-in-law, Mr. Ed Cross; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Cross; three sisters-in-law, Sarah McRae, Twann Shanks, and Nikita Spread; and a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
I will miss my friend Mack who was always kind and generous. From riding the school bus together to wrestling at Pinecrest Mack was always a quiet soul with genuine love in his heart. He will be sorely missed. My condolences for the Simmon family.
My sincere and deepest sympathy to the Simmon family.
Mac was such a nice man. The most comforting message I ever heard about the loss of a loved one is, where he has gone, he would not choose to return. Rest in God’s peace, Mac.
Mack- Stella and I will truly miss seeing you at the gate all the time. Every time she saw that you were working, she begged to go through the guest entrance because you ALWAYS had a treat of some sort for her. I hope you know you brightened many days for me and I am heartbroken over this!! I hope your family knows how much of a difference you made for so many people each and every day. I don’t know if we will ever get used to not seeing you at the gate all the time but I know we will meet again one day soon. God bless you and may you Rest In Peace ❤️
You sir Mack will always be remembered as the embodiment of love, joy and kindness. Your contagious smile will forever be missed at our front gate. May you Rest In Peace and may your family be comforted by the memories of the wonderful life you lived. Thank you for being a friend and role model for all of us.
My Prayers and Condolences to the family.
Prayers and condolences to the Simmons family.
Mack will be missed by so many. His kind soul personality, friendship, and desire to help everyone he came in contact with will be missed, but never forgotten. The world lost a great person, but heaven gained an even greater angel. My prayers go out to the family and may God comfort you during this time of loss and always. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Mack was the best! He always had a smile, always a friendly word to say. He took his job here at Seven Lakes West seriously but with kindness. When we would return to the community pulling our sailboat from regattas, he always asked how we did, celebrated the wins and always insisted on seeing the trophies. Now it just doesn’t seem right to come thru the gate without Mack there to greet us. He felt like part of the family here. We can only imagine your pain and devastation in his loss to your family. We hope time will heal your pain and bring the wonderful memories of such a good man to the front of your thoughts. There’s a new guard watching over the Pearly Gates.
Oh, how we loved Mack! He was always so kind to our family members as we’d come through the gate. He had the perfect personality for greeting people. He was especially nice to our Down Syndrome daughter & her worker, always offering a handful of candy. We will miss him dearly. Prayers to his family.
Mack will be missed by so many of us. This man brought so many smiles to our faces when we came into the gate at Beacon Ridge. I am so happy I had the pleasure of knowing this wonderful man.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
We in Seven Lakes West are in mourning….Mack was warm-hearted, friendly, professional – there aren’t enough words to describe him. He & I traded “Maxima” stories, so that was the nickname I gave him: “Maxima Mack”, and he never missed a chance to return our wave as we entered the gate. Our loss is heaven’s gain, and the Simmons Family now has an angel standing guard 24/7. Our sincere condolences and prayers for comfort and peace through these heartbreaking weeks and months ahead. May your beautiful memories of a beautiful soul sustain you all.
Praying for the Family, gonna miss you Mac
So sorry for your loss!
So sorry for your loss. I remember Matt from Pinecrest High. Prayers.
Mack is in a special place now watching over us. May God be with his family in this time and those to come. He will be missed but not forgotten. My Condolence to family and friends.
My Deepest Sympathy for your lost of your Brother. Mack was a great friend always caring and loving and amazing person. We grew up in the same little place and worked together, school together and always had a smile on his face no matter what. Love you miss you my brother and friend ❤
Our family was welcomed by Mack the day we came to SLW in search of a home. He wished us luck, thanked us for our service and continued to welcome us every time we drove through the gates of Beacon Ridge. So kind to our daughters who visit and would have done the same to our sons. We shall keep his family in our prayers for strength and peace. Rest easy Sir Mack. May our Heavenly Father forever be your guide. The gates of Heaven have a new shift leader. And we all have a new guardian angel.
Mack had a positive impact on so many lives, I will sorely miss him. The world needs more like him. I sincerely wish his family and friends the strength to get through this tragedy. Hugs
Praying for you all during this difficult time. Mack was a friendly and caring person and always had a smile. He has gained his heavenly wings and will always be smiling down on us.
We will miss him. We loved to hear about his life and Bible verses he all ways knew how to pick a joke and he all ways talked to all 7 of my kids just last week I told him about baby 8 and he was like you got this.He encouraged me to finish my special education degree but I was waiting on the day to tell him I got the job and he asked me did I get it. I hate that We won’t get to see his reaction when ever I do. Even though we haven’t meet his family we heard so much about them I can say he truly loved each and everyone of them. We will miss him but he had touched so many lives and we will be praying for his family . ♡ the Days
My condolences to the Simmons Family. I met Mack during our early years in elementary school. He was also very kind, helpful and had a great smile. I pray that God will provide strength and comfort to his family.
Mac was loved by our Seven Lakes West Community. He greeted members and guests with a smile and a wave. He took a personal interest in people and knew many members and their families by name. He took his job seriously and would stand outside, no matter the weather, as he felt it was important to greet people properly. He will certainly be missed by all of his Seven Lakes West family.
Our Prayers And Heartfelt Condolences To The Simmons Family…Rest In Heavenly Peace: Mr. Mack Simmons.
Mack, we will miss you, your helpfulness and your smiles, Sometimes,, we come into contact with people that make your day brighter just to see them and be around them. You were certainly one of those and we will forever remember you and miss you. We know that there is great rejoicing in heaven and that your are now happy with Jesus and home free. We will miss seeing your smiling face and presence at SLW gate. Our heartfelt condolences to all of your family and friends.
I am extremely sorry to hear of OUR, loss. My heart sank when I read the news. Simmons Family, I love you all and you will continually be in my prayers. Freda Hargrove Johnson.