Patricia Simmons (Tootie) Ballengee of Moneta, VA, went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at the age of 74.
She was predeceased by her mother, Ruby Waterfield; father, Thomas Simmons; step-father, Raymond Waterfield and uncle, Bill; siblings, DeeDee Simmons, Marion (Ladybug) Jordan, Annette (Doodle) Arnold, E Ray (Winkie) Simmons and James Simmons.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Walter Ballengee; daughters, Dorinda Kaye Nolen (husband, Dallas) and Tammy Marie Ballengee-Conner (husband, Jackson); son, Samuel (Randy) Ballengee; grandchildren, Katie Nolen, Sam Nolen, Jacquelyn Persiani (wife, Rachel), Markus Ballengee, Mason Layne, Elliott Ballengee, Nolee Ballengee; great-grandchildren, Jayden Nolen and Allie Pace; siblings, Johnny Simmons (wife, Ginger) and Linda Gregory (husband, Willis) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, she was a loving wife to her husband, mother to her children, grandmother and great grandmother to her grandchildren.
She was truly the cornerstone of the family. She led them with dedication and generosity. Her giving spirit touched everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. Her first priority was to love and provide for her family, and she inspired everyone that crossed her path to live the same way. Her life was truly an example of Christ-like love. She will be missed for her beautiful smile, her warm hugs, her witty personality, her delicious cooking, and most of all her unwavering, unconditional love for her family.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Larry Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com.
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