Deacon John Simon
1934 - 2021
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Deacon John L. Simon January 2, 2021 Deacon John L. Simon born February 2, 1934 in Paola, FL went to glory January 2, 2021 in Syracuse, NY. Married to Mrs. Bobbie Simon for 62 years and to this union, three daughters: Terea Warren deceased (Edward), Lashea Mack, and Tarsha Gaines all of North Carolina. The grandfather of Pastor Justin Bilson (Sharita) of Little Rock, AR, and Brooklynn Mack also of NC. Lastly, the great grandfather of Harper Bilson. God opened the doors at General Electric, Easy Washer and Carrier Corp. of which he retired after 31 years as a certified welder. Deacon Simon was an active and faithful member of Gospel Temple COGIC for over 60 years. The BIBLE was his constant companion. ARRANGEMENTS ~ A TIME OF VIEWING. The services for a Public Walk through will be Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10 AM at Immanuel Temple COGIC, 1509 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205.All are asked to comply with CDC regulations. Masks are required for entry. Private funeral service for family will follow BUT will also be Streamed VIA Facebook. In lieu of flowers, all cards and gifts may be sent to the Simon Home: 7381 Jessica Dr. North Syracuse, New York 13212 or via CashApp: $tarshasimon. In the words of DEACON SIMON, we should all "BE ON TIME!" Please sign the guestbook below

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15, 2021.
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January 21, 2021
going to miss deacon simon. He was a great man and love the lord
gerard 'bishop' hannah
January 16, 2021
He was a real Teacher and mentor for word of God
Helen Hall
January 16, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Deacon Simon discovered that we shared a birthday when I was 5 years old. For more than 50 years, he acknowledged "our special day". I shall always cherish his commitment and consistency. May our great God continue to keep and comfort those who were touched by his life.
S. Denice Jones-Seals
January 16, 2021
We were next door neighbors of John for 4 years very nice family and a exceptional kind gentlemen. We are sorry for your loss.
Our best, Michael and Dianne Grome
Michael Grome
January 15, 2021
Deacon Simon was not only one of my father's (Elder Joseph Matthews Jr.) dearest friends but also a true man of God. He and his wife were there for our family many times and they always showed themselves to be godly examples before us. Deacon Simon loved the Lord and his words and actions showed as much. Our greatest consolation during this difficult time is knowing that he is in the arms of our Lord. Our prayers go out to his family and those who knew him so well. God Bless.
Gwendolyn Whitley
January 15, 2021
My Condolences to Mother Simon and family. Deacon was like a father to me. Always encouraged me with kind words and wisdom. Grew up under him and with all the family at Gospel Temple Cogic. Will miss seeing him when i visit Syracuse. So many of God's saints are leaving. But their legacy lives thru us. Be blessed and encouraged family.
Pastor Harold Davis
January 14, 2021
District #13 Superintendent
Dr. Burnell Reid Sr.
God Bless and Strengthen you all is my Prayer. In Jesus name
Supt. Burnell Reid & Elect Lady Reid
January 13, 2021
I, along with District #12 of the NY Western First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, do mourn with you in the loss of our precious Deacon John Simon. What a beautiful life! We pray strength and comfort for the family and that God will fill that void with more of His unfailing love.
Supt. Burnell Reid, Sr.
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