Mary Lois Simmons

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Mary Lois Simmons, 84, of Vienna, Virginia, died Monday, June 20, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Sparrell Clayton Rakes and Rada Martin Rakes of Fairystone, Virginia. Husband Richard S. Simmons, daughter Tamera L. Collins, sister Ethel Via, and brothers Willis C. Rakes and Ralph Rakes predecease her.

Mary Lois is survived by daughters Montie K. Simmons, and Sheree (Kevin) O'Neil, and 5 grandchildren, Justine Amelia O'Neil, Riley (Sara) Simmons O'Neil, Bridget (Nicholas) Augusta Sanders, Matthew Nolen Collins and Emily Mary Collins. In addition, she leaves behind sister Vera Bryant, brother Chester E. Rakes, in-laws Mary Simmons, Wayne (Louise) Simmons, Hugh White, Jr., Linward S. (Carolyn) Simmons, Betty Lou Clark, son-in-law Dan Collins, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Mary Lois was a member of Fairfax Baptist Church for over 50 years. She particularly enjoyed serving her church as a Deacon and the Christian fellowship it afforded. Another lifelong pursuit was the game of tennis with her dear friends at Fairfax Racquet Club. She relished her time on the court and the fun and companionship that followed.

A memorial is planned for Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11:00 at Fairfax Baptist Church, 10830 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. Online condolences and fond memories of Mary Lois may be offered to the family at

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. God comfort you. Seems like yesterday the Simmons family became our neighbor. Best friends. So long ago. We drift apart. Fond memories. Fun times. May Lois rest in peace

  2. We maintained Mrs. Simmons lawn for the past 20+ years. She was a wonderful lady to work for and always so nice to our crews. May she rest in peace.

  3. Lois we will miss you so much! Your birds and squirrels and deer are all looking for you and look quite lost without you. We know you are at peace and your beautiful spirit will be with us always. Kathryn and Taylor Cosby

  4. Sheree, Montie, & Family. We had the privilege to gt to know and love Lois during the 28+ years we were neighbors. She was the ultimate southern lady and friend. We cherish the wonderful memories we have of time spent with her. Ronny and Gail

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