Colonel Jerry Alfred Simmons (Ret.)

On Friday, January 17, 2014, Colonel (Ret.) Jerry A. Simmons of Cocoa, Florida passed away at the age of 82 in his home of 40 years in Ft. Washington, Maryland with his wife, children, and grandchild by his side.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Tuesday, February 11th 2014
Ebenezer AME Church
7707 Allentown Rd.
Fort Washington, MD 20744

9:00 am Viewing/Remembrances
10:30 am Omega Psi Phi “Omega Service”
11:00 am Funeral
A repast luncheon will follow

He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors at a future date.

If coming from out of town, recommended hotels are (in the order of recommendation):
1) Holiday Inn Express (excellent breakfast buffet, hot tub only)
6055 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22303
(571) 257-9555

2) Springhill Suites, Mariott (ok breakfast buffet, pool and hot tub)
6065 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22303
(571) 481-4441
These are sister hotels located adjacent to each other and you can use the amenities at both locations. Please fly into Reagan National Airport (Airport code DCA) and take a 10 minute taxi cab ride to these hotels.

*Transportation departing from the hotels will be provided to and from the church on the day of the funeral.

The Simmons family requests in lieu of flowers, please make ALL tax-deductible contributions to FAMU/DC Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.  You may make your contribution by going to and linking to the COL (Ret.) Jerry A. Simmons page for details; or mail your check payable to FAMU/DC Alumni Scholarship fund (memo section Jerry A. Simmons), P.O. 90306, Washington, DC  20090-0306 or you may contact the Chaplain, Alean Miller 301/388-0240 for further information.

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