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Captain Ronald Anthony Simmons (Ret.)

August 23, 1971 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 50)

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NEWNAN, GA - In profound sorrow, we the Management & Staff of The Serenity Mortuary announce the passing of Captain Ronald Anthony Simmons (Ret.), 50 of Newnan, GA (formerly of Yemassee, SC.) who entered into eternal rest on Wednesday evening, December 15, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Simmons is a retired Fire Captain with the Fort Benning Fire Department, Fort Benning, GA., and a US Army Veteran and the beloved husband of Mrs. Ytiki Davis - Simmons.

***The Management & Staff of The Serenity Mortuary are honored to serve the family of the late Captain Ronald Anthony Simmons (Ret.), we ask that you please keep them in your thoughts as well as your prayers.***

The Essence of Ronald’s Life


Captain Ronald A. Simmons, (Ret.) was born on August 23, 1971, in Walterboro, South Carolina to the union of Deloris Francis and the late Nathaniel Simmons.  On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, while in the comfort of his home surrounded by those, he loved Captain Ronald Simmons bid farewell to his earthly home.

Ronald was a proud member of the Walterboro High School Class of 1989.  After graduating from high school Ronald joined the South Carolina National Guard and later became a member of the United States Army.  He received an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Albany Technical College.  Ronald retired after 24 years of exemplary military and fire service. 

During his youthful age, Ronald attended Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Yemassee, South Carolina.  Later fellowship with the Greater Works Ministry of Brunswick, Georgia.

Ronald had an infectious smile and was loved and admired by many people.   He was a lover of sports and a Devoted fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide “Roll Tide” and Washington Redskins. Ronald loved old school R&B music with his favorite R&B artist being Anthony Hamilton.  He enjoyed collecting watches, watching sports, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Preceding him in death was his father the late Nathaniel Simmons and grandparents the late Oliver and Albertha Francis, the late William and Mary Lena Simmons and the late Samuel DeLoach, Sr.

Ronald leaves to cherish and celebrate his life, his beloved and devoted wife Y-Tiki Davis - Simmons, his children, Hykeem A. Simmons (LaTisha) of Walterboro, South Carolina; Ronzavia A. Simmons of Albany, Georgia;  Raylin A. Simmons of Columbus, Georgia; the twins, Ryleigh and Rayleigh Simmons of the home; his beloved mother Deloris Francis of Yemassee, South Carolina; his mother-in-law; Barbara Davis of Fitzgerald, Georgia; father-in-law Ronnie Davis, Jr. of East Dublin, Georgia; two sisters: Marcella T. Forrest (Dr. Garolyn) of Blythewood, South Carolina and Ajun L. Williams of Columbia, South Carolina; three brothers: Travis Fair (Sharis) of Hampton, Georgia; Reverend Shannon N. DeLoach of Summerville, South Carolina and Dustin L. DeLoach of Fort Mill, South Carolina; brothers-in-law Ronnie Davis, III of Newnan, Georgia; Deion McNear of Dublin, Georgia and  Rosby Washington of Atlanta, Georgia and a special brother and friend Lt. Colonel Trevin “Reggie” Murray of Omaha, Nebraska.  A host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and his beloved Fire Department families of Fort Benning and Fairburn Georgia.

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Public Viewing
December 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Funeral Home
109 Yemassee Highway
Yemassee, SC 29945

Celebration of Life
December 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
22 Jonesville Avenue
Yemassee, SC 29945

Video is available for this event


Elizabeth Church Cemetery (COOLJC)
5710 Ritter Road
Walterboro, SC 29488

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