July 5, 1975 ~ September 4, 2017

Born in: Baltimore, MD,
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Justin Michael Simons, 42, of Asheville, died Monday, September 4, 2017, at Mission Hospital. A native of Baltimore, MD, Justin was a son of Linda McNamara and of the late Roy Wayne Simons. He worked as a chef at The Laurels of Greentree Ridge, and attended the Basilica of St. Lawrence. He had lived in Asheville for four years. Surviving in addition to his mother is his fiancée, Kimberly Hensley; step-father, David McNamara; daughters, Trinity and Gwendolyn; son "on the way," Chase; step-daughter, Hayley; sisters, Amber, Cara, and Jaimie; brother, David; step-sisters, Carolyn and Mandy; step-brother, Mark; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Fr. C. Morris Boyd at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Basilica of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave.

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  1. Justin was a great guy that made an impact on all of us. He loved his fiance and the kids. I was just asking him Sunday about the gender of his baby to come, his eyes lit up and a big smile came upon his face. He happily replied that they were having a boy his first son and his name was Chase. We talked about the things he was going to do with his son, play ball and just do guy stuff. I was sad to see all the excitement and dreams he had for his family be cut short. He truly loves his soon to be wife and all of the kids. He would always do sweet little things for them.I am so sorry to Kim, the girls, and the entire family for this tragic loss. I’ve always heard ‘ the good die Young’ I guess it’s true. My love and prayers go out to all of you. Once again I’m so sorry for the tremendous loss. I have nothing but love for all of you, and I am truly saddened. His smiling face will forever be in my mind when we had that last conversation about the loves of his life, his family. His whole face lit up when we were talking about them. I could tell he was truly happy and excited.

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  2. Unfortunately i didn’t have the chance to know Justin as well as everyone he was always so quite we would always cross paths and just greet each other i didn’t even know his name until about a yr ago. But all that changed 1day when I went in the kitchen at work to get my lunch tray and he approached me like did you hear and i look up at the excitement on his face and realized he was talking about the baby. I replied that Kim had let me know and i said i hope its a boy and i ask him and he stated it didn’t matter just as long as it was healthy. That was the start of our friendship the last real conversation we had was after me and Kim worked nights together he was teasing us and like always making jokes i tried to talk to him about stuff i wanted to give them for Chase and he said he would let the boss make those decisions lol. Im so blessed that we became friends he was such a sweet guy never shy about showing his love for Kim by always coming up to her and would kiss her and tell her he loved her when he would come into work and before leaving. Im so sorry that he didn’t get to meet Chase and that he wont be there to threaten the lives of any boys who try to date his beautiful daughters. I love you all and again im so sorry for Justins whole family for dealing with such an unexpected tragedy my prayers are with you all.

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  3. I only knew Justin through Kim. He was a good man to my daughter and treated her like his own, when he was with her. I’m thankful for that. He will be missed and heaven gained a Raven’s fan

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  4. I didn’t know Justin as well as I knew Kim, but I do know that every time I mentioned Kim or the children, he always smiled. I knew he loved and cared about his family. Every time I went to the kitchen to ask for something for a guest (and that is a lot) he just asked what I needed and got it, no matter what he was in the middle of. I knew he was kind. The expression of joy on his face when he talked about Kim and the baby on the way. He grinned from ear to ear.
    He was a gift to the world and will be greatly missed. Prayers to his family who is suffering through the tragedy and grief from his loss. I wish I could take away the pain for you. I know the he will always be in your heart and watching from above. The angels have gained a great man.

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  5. I am very sorry for your loss Kim. Didn’t have a chance to know Justin but I know he was a special part of your life. My prayers are with you

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  6. I was one of Justin‘s daughters. I’m the oldest, at this time I’m 15 but I was 13 or so when he passed away. All love in the world for Justin and I hope to everything good that he is resting in peace.

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  7. I miss him so much, what I would give just to see him one last time, just to hear his voice, but at least we all know he’s in a better place

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