Jason Lee Simmons, Sr., age 45, of Columbus, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Capitol City Gardens Rehabilitation Center after a long battle with kidney disease. Jason is the son of Ivan Heber Simmons Jr. (Midori) and Jacqueline Lee Simmons. Jason was best known for his sense of humor, musical talents, love for his family, friends and the Lord. He was a 1992 graduate of Springfield South High School where he participated in the marching band and symphonic choir. After graduation, he attended Central State University. Before his untimely illness, Jason was employed by Hopkins and Raines, which enabled him to travel throughout the U.S as a liquidation car sales specialist. As a youth he was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Senior Pastor Ernest C. Brown, Sr. Jason served in the youth choir, BYF, and he was a part of the Unity for Christ Community Choir, directed by Arlin “Par” Tolliver. Jason has since been a member of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio. Jason is survived by his loving wife Jametris Simmons; His children Dashea Simmons, Donyea Simmons, of Evansville, IN; Elise Hardiman of Princeton, IN; Jason Lee Simmons Jr. and Jarison Simmons of Crossville, TN; Jamal West, Zion House, and Jayden Simmons of Columbus, Ohio; Parent’s Ivan H. Simmons Jr. (Midori) of Princeton, IN; Jacqueline Lee Simmons of Indianapolis, IN; Grandmother Lunolia A. Simmons of Princeton, IN; Sisters Jalynn Simmons and Jeanna Simmons-Evans(Timothy) of Indianapolis, IN; Nieces Jasmon Henderson and Kayla Evans of Indianapolis, IN. A host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Jason is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Melville and Marguerite Liggins of Springfield, Ohio; Paternal grandfather Ivan Heber Simmons Sr. of Princeton, IN. Jason’s celebration of life will be held at St. John Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Visitation will take place from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM and service will be rendered at 12:30 PM. The location of the church is 34 W. Pleasant St., Springfield, OH 45506 (Please enter on the Mulberry Street side). His body has been entrusted to Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society, Columbus, OH. A special thank you to Senior Pastor Ernest C. Brown, Sr. and the St. John Missionary Baptist Church Family for opening their doors for Jason’s Celebration of Life. All flowers and letters of condolence can be sent to St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.