Thursday, November 12th, 1953 - Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Ulysses Grant Simmons Jr. was born November 12, 1953 in Steubenville, Ohio to the late Mr. Ulysses Simmons Sr. and the late Neily Judd Simmons. He was called home to be with his Lord Monday November 2, 2020.

Ulysses graduated from Steubenville High School. He was a construction worker and welder by trade. He worked tirelessly until his retirement.

Ulysses is preceded in death by parent’s Ulysses Simmons and Neily Judd Simmons, a sister Donna Lynne Simmons, a brother Robert Lee Simmons and son Shelton Coleman.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory a loving wife of 21 years, Jennifer Ede Legemah Simmons, a daughter Alessia Payne, grandchildren, Jasmine Wilson Rodrigues (Gustavo), Elaina Coleman, Xavier Payne, Shavahn Payne-Delph. Great grandsons Malaqui S. Lucas and Giovanni J. Rodriques. Brothers, Willie (Doris) Harris, Hamilton (Darla) Simmons, Jeffrey Simmons, and Michael (Crystal) Simmons, and sister Lillian Benjamin, whom he loved and cherished.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Caliman Funeral Services. Viewing will be held on Wednesday November 11, 2020 from 10am to 12 noon with a private service for immediate family beginning at noon. Due to Covid 19, social distancing will be enforced. Masks must be worn.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    PLEASE READ BEFORE VISITATION... During this time of the pandemic, we understand the complexities of wanting to honor your loved one and allowing friends and relatives to show their support. While it is important to us to honor the request of a family, we must also adhere to State of Ohio mandates when it comes to public and private gatherings. The protocols Caliman Funeral Services have put in place will make it not only manageable but still allow for visitation services to be meaningful. To give those who wish to visit with the family and view their loved one we allow no more than twenty guests at a time to process into the facility. This is to sign the register book, state your condolences to the family, view your loved one and exit the building. It is our goal to make this less stressful for family and friends, maintain the integrity and honoring the family during a difficult time, and being in compliance concerning the mandates of the State of Ohio. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Caliman Funeral Services
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 12:00pm
    Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services
    3700 Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43232
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Robert C. McCaskill
  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
    Eastlawn Cemetery
    1401 Woodland Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio 43219
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Bill Wright

Posted at 10:02am
To the family,
my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of loss. Ulysses will always bring a smile to my face when I think of him. He was a good guy, and friend. He would call me out of the blue, just to touch base and check to see when we would have our next breakfast or picnic gathering. He always talked of getting together to go fishing. His zest for life was contagious. Whenever I think of him he will live in my heart.
Bill Wright
65 Edgevale Road
Columbus, Ohio
{614} 207-3240

Valerie K Dorsey

Posted at 08:16pm
My heart ❤️ is so heavy right now I still can’t believe that you are gone you have been a part of my life for so long and to know you was to love ❤️ you. You had a heart of gold and always good to me nothing but good memories Uncle Rump as I called. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN 😢🖤 LOVE VALERIE AND KAYLA!!!

Evelyn Boswell

Posted at 04:02pm
Peace and Love to his family and loved ones.

David Lee Boswell

Posted at 05:00pm
Rest With GOD

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