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Celebrating the life of
Richard Thomas "Ricky" Simon
Passed away on August 26, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Sunday, September 02, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Memorial Service
  • 2:00 p.m. - Sunday, September 02, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900

May fond memories and the love of one another continued to comfort the Simon family for the loss of your dear loved one. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will continue to help you get through these most difficult times “Psalm 147:3” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, , Ga

I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear when u lose someone you love but u know our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again in the resurrection he holds out for mankind, my condolences to the family please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss. You can go to the website at JW.org .

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Simon family for the loss of your dear loved one at this most difficult time, John 5:28,29.

, ,

I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days. www.jw.org

Guen , , Fl

My heart is heavy with sadness, I am so blessed to have such fond and happy memories of Ricky. I will never forget and always smile remembering Ricky’s frustration with a map he deemed to be wrong just because his Dad kept driving in circles and ending up in the same place. My condolences to the family, my heart is with you all.

Mihaela, Ashtabula, Oh

May his family be blessed with the comfort they need now and may they gain strength from their precious memories. The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear, but special memories can help us to cope. Please hold fast to the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28, 29...what a marvelous time this will be! We can have our dear loved ones back in our arms at that grand reunion! Please accept my condolences.

N. Reynolds, ,

My condolences to the family of Ricky. Reading about him and looking at that wonderful smile on his face shows me how much he will be deeply missed by all that knew him. I would like to leave a few words of comfort from the bible about a bright hope for those who have lost loved ones to death. Jesus himself says at John 11:25, The one who exercises faith in me,even though he dies, will come to life. It is Jesus ransom sacrifice that gives us the hope of seeing our loved ones again. You can see Ricky again! I hope that this brings you some comfort in this distressing time.

Wanda Johnson , , New Jersey

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

My heart goes out to the family an friends during this difficult time. Please read 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 an 4. This scripture will help u see exactly how our heavenly Father will step in an help each of you personally to cope an endure.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

Our Beloved Ricky Simon, age 36 years, 3 months and 9 days, left us behind on August 26, 2018 at 3:34am after bravely and graciously battling a brain tumor that he successfully and heroically survived for the last 33 years of his life.  He outlived all the experts’ predictions and not only survived, but thrived.  He was an example of grace, dignity and loving kindness to all who knew him, and we are extraordinarily sad and lost without him.  He lived with his parents, Rick and Kim Simon, on Tybee Island, Georgia for the last several months of his life, but before that he lived and thrived independently in his own home with the support of his parents, his family and the staff at Employability (Coastal Center for Developmental Services) and Region 5 DBHDD.  He was incredibly smart and sweet and all who knew him were blessed to be the recipient of his loving kindness and fortunate to be schooled by his zest for life.  He continued to grow and develop and blossom in his humanness and his abilities throughout his entire life and lived a life as an example of what we all should aspire to.

He was born May 17, 1982 in Ypsilanti, Michigan and he attended Clinton and Tecumseh Schools and graduated from Tecumseh High School in Michigan. He worked at Coastal Center for Developmental Services and was active in several hobbies – bowling was his favorite.  He was a member of The Wild Ones bowling league and loved spending time with his family, his friends and his teammates.

Before the re-occurrence of the tumor he lived independently with unending success.  He had just learned how to call and text on his own smart phone before being diagnosed with the recurrent tumor in February 2018.  He was growing and blossoming into an adult.  He was making his own choices while still letting us know we mattered to him with weekly grocery shopping and Thursday night dinners and Friday night Tybee Island City – Rusty Parrot goes to Agave.  He loved celebrating holidays, birthdays and life.  We are so thankful that one of the pleasures he got to experience again when he felt good enough to go out to eat with his siblings and nieces and nephew when they came for our yearly family reunion vacation in July. God Bless our children and grandchildren for making that happen, especially this year.  It meant so much to him and he was working hard at getting better and healthier and stronger right up to the moment that he was taken from us.

We may lose our mortal coil, but because we are made of stardust, energy and love, the soul, the essence, energy that we are, in whatever form it takes, continues.  And do we get to choose what form that takes?  We like to think so, because we want to show the world what a beautiful soul he is and will always continue to be for eternity.  His energy, our energy, everyone who loves Ricky is attached cosmically for eternity in whatever form that is.  Maybe a flock of birds or the waves rolling on the shore or sprinkled on our loved ones.  The same people who have been drawn to us in Ricky’s death, who have shown an abundance of love and kindness to him, to his family, to all of us, is an extension of the love and kindness Ricky has shown to us all his life.  It is a true testament to the life Ricky led.  With loving kindness to all. We were so incredibly lucky to have him in our lives.  He taught us how to be more compassionate, more patient, more accepting, more grateful and so hopeful.  Thank you, Ricky, for showing us how to live and how to love.  May we be worthy to continue your practice of loving kindness for the rest of our days until we meet again.

Ricky is survived by his parents, Rick and Kim Simon, his biological mother, Sherry Hill, his Sister Kelly (Simon) TenCate, Brother-In-Law Justin TenCate, Nieces Autumn, Alexis, Ava, Audrey, Alaina TenCate, Nephew Oliver TenCate, Brother Ian Simon, Niece Elly Simon, Brother Quin (Zachary) Simon, Brother Jacob Hill, Grandparents Omar and Flora Simon, Grandparents Harold and Margaret Stone and numerous friends and biological, adopted and furry family members.

The family will receive friends from 1-2pm on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel and a Memorial Service will be held immediately following at 2pm in the Islands Chapel.

The family suggests any remembrances be made in Ricky’s memory to The Organization for Autism (OAR) Research https://researchautism.org.

Please sign our on-line guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com.

 

 

 

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May fond memories and the love of one another continued to comfort the Simon family for the loss of your dear loved one. Please know that God is close to the broken-hearted. He will continue to help you get through these most difficult times “Psalm 147:3” and “John 5:28,29”

Sheila, , Ga

I am sorry for your loss death is never an easy thing to bear when u lose someone you love but u know our God Jehovah has promised mankind a resurrection so we can see our love ones again in the resurrection he holds out for mankind, my condolences to the family please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss. You can go to the website at JW.org .

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

Offering our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Simon family for the loss of your dear loved one at this most difficult time, John 5:28,29.

, ,

I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days. www.jw.org

Guen , , Fl

My heart is heavy with sadness, I am so blessed to have such fond and happy memories of Ricky. I will never forget and always smile remembering Ricky’s frustration with a map he deemed to be wrong just because his Dad kept driving in circles and ending up in the same place. My condolences to the family, my heart is with you all.

Mihaela, Ashtabula, Oh

May his family be blessed with the comfort they need now and may they gain strength from their precious memories. The loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear, but special memories can help us to cope. Please hold fast to the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28, 29...what a marvelous time this will be! We can have our dear loved ones back in our arms at that grand reunion! Please accept my condolences.

N. Reynolds, ,

My condolences to the family of Ricky. Reading about him and looking at that wonderful smile on his face shows me how much he will be deeply missed by all that knew him. I would like to leave a few words of comfort from the bible about a bright hope for those who have lost loved ones to death. Jesus himself says at John 11:25, The one who exercises faith in me,even though he dies, will come to life. It is Jesus ransom sacrifice that gives us the hope of seeing our loved ones again. You can see Ricky again! I hope that this brings you some comfort in this distressing time.

Wanda Johnson , , New Jersey

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this wonderful hope. For more information please visit jw.org.

Niecy, ,

My heart goes out to the family an friends during this difficult time. Please read 2 Corinthians chapter 1 verses 3 an 4. This scripture will help u see exactly how our heavenly Father will step in an help each of you personally to cope an endure.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga


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