In Loving Memory

Bryant H. Simmons

October 10, 1970 - August 16, 2019


Bryant Harvey Simmons, age 48, a native of Mobile, AL and resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019.  Bryant was a 1988 graduate of Baker High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Mobile.  He was Assistant Director of Marketing and Sales for Pine Belt Wireless, and the entirety of his career was spent in wireless communications. Bryant loved and followed The University of Alabama Crimson Tide, the Million Dollar Band, and the Boston Celtics. He was a fierce competitor and coached youth sports for seven years in Daphne. Bryant was strong and steady, witty, and full of sarcasm. He was guarded and his circle was small. He understood the importance of a good playlist, the art of left handed dribbling, and considered himself a Twitter aficionado. Bryant adored his children above all, and spent his life providing for them and supporting them in their every pursuit and dream. The pride of his life will continue to march in the Million Dollar Band and wear his name on the backs of their jerseys on the courts at UMS Wright.  He leaves behind a wife that has loved him for better or worse, when rich and when poor, in sickness and in health, and will love him always.  He is preceded in death by his father, Burton Lee Simmons, paternal grandparents, Beulah Monk Simmons and Henry Cecil Simmons and his maternal grandparents, Bernice Kenopke Jernigan and Thomas Jefferson Jernigan, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Leslie Pritchard Simmons; Daughters, Anne-Graham and Georgia Burton and Son, John Bridges, all of Daphne; His mother, Bernice Rubley, Mobile, AL; Father in law and mother in law, John and Darnell Pritchard, Gilbertown, AL; Brother in law and sister in law, Blake and Amy Pritchard, Niece Mary Blake, Pritchard and Nephew, John Ellis Pritchard, II all of Satsuma, AL and countless friends.

Funeral services will be held at at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Jubilee Baptist Church, 9264 Pleasant Rd. in Daphne.  The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 2:00 pm. Graveside services will follow in Daphne Baptist Cemetery on Old County Road in Daphne.  Officiating will be Dr. Paul Matthews.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Men’s Basketball Program at UMS Wright Preparatory School, 65 Mobile Street, Mobile, AL 36607.  Expressions of condolence may be offered at  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, Daphne, AL, 36526.


  1. Mike Giedlin

    Bryant will surely be missed by so many…he touched so many kids during his coaching days of youth sports in Daphne…such a solid individual who was a model father and husband…his morals and character were solid and he truly lived a life Jesus is very proud of, and believe his spirit will be watching over his wife and children forever.
    Being able to call him a friend was very rewarding…thank you for that time Bryant.

  2. Matthew Conway

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Praying for you and your family Mrs. Simmons.

  3. Pam and Dodd McCarty

    Dodd and I are so very sorry for your family’s loss. We lift you up in prayers

  4. Bill, Deanna and Carina Grace Cox

    We are very sad for your family, Leslie, Anne-Graham, Georgia and Bridges. It is our heartfelt prayers for you to have strength and comfort during this unexpected, difficult time of grieving. Bryant was a fine man. We love y’all.

    • Maxine Rogers Coats

      Bryant was a wonderful man and a great co-worker. He will be missed. Walk with God and watch over your family and friends…peace be with you 🙏✝️💔

  5. DeAnnea Curry

    It was a pleasure working with Bryant at Southern Linc and my heart goes out to the family. Sending Condolences and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Katrina Williams

    Bryant always greeted me with a smile and hug when we worked the Southern Linc golf tournaments. He will truly be missed. Sending my sincerest condolences and prayers to the family.

  7. Marsha Stevens

    Sincerest sympathy and hugssss!

    • LaTanya Moore

      Bryant was one of the kindest people I encountered at Southern Linc & always wore a smile. I send my most heartfelt condolences & prayers to your family.

  8. Salathiel Vann

    I’m sadden to hear about the loss of your loved one, Bryant; he will be missed at Linc.
    My prayers go out to you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy.

  9. Anne Sandberg

    Leslie, I was so extremely sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers!

  10. Nathan Causey

    Leslie, I am so sorry to hear this. I pray God’s grace, comfort & peace be with you and your family.

  11. Clay and Donna (Simmons) Stone

    Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to Bryant’s wife and kids, and his mother Bernice, so sorry for your loss.

    • Sonny and Shirley Dixon

      So sorry for your loss. My husband grew up with Bryant’s father and they were life long friends. Burton Lee was so proud of his son and I know he will be missed by his family and friends.

  12. Shederick and LaToya Blunt

    Leslie, we are sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Tammy Caldwell

    I am so very sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. I was a dealer with Southern Linc and thought a lot of Bryant. He was a good man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and his children he was so proud of. God bless!


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