The Simmons Family

“My parents raised four children together: Roxie, Wynder, Dwayne, and Michelle. My father had three older children Elaine, Joyce and Leander. Being a loving and devoted husband and father, he had very strong family values. He always had time for his family, attending all school activities. We enjoyed many family dinners together.

I remember the family conference where we could talk about anything that happened in our lives. Anyone could call a family conference. This was a way of building a strong bond with each other. We learned to listen to each other and how to conduct a meeting. He would say “Family is everything and without it you have nothing.” When many of our family members moved to Rochester from the south, they lived with us.”

--Roxie Simmons Sinkler