of Jonesboro, AR
February 24, 1923 - June 27, 2020
Aliene Simmons, 97, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at St.Bernards Regional Medical Center. She was born February 24, 1923, in Jonesboro, to Charles A. and Iva Bishop. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, where she played the organ for over fifty years. She was also a member of the Home Extension Club. Aliene enjoyed bowling, sewing and learning to play the violin at the age of 96. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband of fifty-four years, Gerald Simmons; twin sister, Marilyn Holmes; infant grandson, Jordan Simmons; great-great granddaughter, Veda Faith Whitley.Survivors include a son, Jerry Edward (Neda) Simmons; grandchildren, Jeriann (Mitch) Swindle, Jerrod (Shelley) Simmons, Jeremy (Annette) Simmons, Chelsey (Drew) Gadberry; great grandchildren, Abbi (Justin) Whitley, Lyla Davis; great-great grandchildren, Alivia, Abigail, Winni Whitley; niece, Teresa Wheeler; nephew, Mark Holmes.Private graveside services will be at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Robbie McMasters officiating.
She was such a blessing to be around. Such a loss to loved ones. She will be missed.
So very sorry.
When visiting Aliene’s twin sister, Maralyn, Aliene would drop by for a visit. It was a pleasure knowing her and hearing their twin stories. I am sorry for your loss. Jennie Holmes
She was a great bowler. Beautiful woman. And always fun to be around.
I was so sad to hear of her passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for your family. Ms Aliene was a wonderful lady and a dedicated violin student. She will be missed.
Aliene was a godly lady and inspiration to so many. I remember as a young child her mother, Mrs. Ivy and the Bishop family coming to Oak Grove Baptist Church's homecoming and special events. Aliene continued to keep up with Oak Grove and was a blessing to talk with her and hear stories about her growing up in our community. She loved her family and she certainly loved the Lord and was prepared to meet her Savior! May God bless all her family and friends . I was blessed to know her!Pastor Wynndel King
Aliene was truly a treasure to the leagues at Jonesboro Bowling Center/Hijinx. She brought joy and competitiveness whenever she would bowl. The leagues won't be the same without her. She will be missed dearly.
We will miss her!
Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sir sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable lady who was an inspiration to us all. Will always remember her sharing family history of her life in the Gilkerson community Trenea and Jerry Tubbs
Mark, My condolences on your Aunt passing. Lost my Dad in December 2019. Seems like list of survivors gets shorter and shorter. Hope all is well with you and yours. 863 -558-8644.
Condolences to Miss Aliene’s family. She was one of my very favorite photo center customers. She was always gracious, kind and a joy to converse with, she had such good stories! Oh yes and excellent muscadine jam!Aliene touched many people’s’ life and will greatly be missed and remembered often.
I remember miss aliene from ridgecrest. She always so nice.
I rem Mrs. Aliene Simmons from Bowling in Jonesboro. She was always a very sweet lady and got along with everyone. We bowled many years together... Rest in Heaven and in Gods Hands.. I can only imagine bowling in Heaven with god, what a bowling alley he must have...
What an inspiration she is in many areas! Having bowled on one of her bowling leagues for years, I saw her passion for life: her game, her friends and family, her faith, her determination, and excellence. Her smile and good score will be missed at bowling.
Jerry, Neda , family I am so so very sorry to hear about Aliene !!! My heart is breaking for her for myself and for y’all!! I can’t stand it , I never got to see her at morning side !!
God bless Ms. Aliene. In the short time we were blessed to know her at Ridgecrest Baptist, she made such an impact on us. We are grateful for the time with Ms. Aliene and will always be inspired by her.
Ms. Aliene was the most fun on the lanes and She knew how to have a good time! She is missed by so many of us who bowl and are used to seeing her in league. I wish I could have seen and hugged her one more time.
I have so many fond memories of Granny Aliene. It was wonderful growing up w her, Grandmother Bishop and my wonderful Uncle Jerry and awesome cousins, Jeriann, Jerrod & Jeremy. They were the best family to grow up with and I love being with all of them! All my prayers for all the family at this time. It’s so hard to say goodbye.
We bowled with Aliene for many years. She was one of the kindest souls you could ever meet and such an inspiration to never give up and to always keep learning. She will be missed.
I am so sorry to hear. I have bowl with aliene in league. And I wanted to say she was a wonderful lady. And she was always faithful she will be miss.