Alicia M. Wills

Born on 07/04/1954

Departed on 02/15/2017

Resided in Spotsylvania, Virginia

Alicia Marie Wills, 62, of Spotsylvania, Va., was called home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She died peacefully at Mary Washington Hospital, where she was shown an insurmountable amount of love from the caring and talented hospice nurses, doctors, and staff. She left this world surrounded by loving family.

Alicia was born in Alexandria, Va., on July 4, 1954. She was an elegant tomboy who loved classic and Modern┬ácars, the outdoors, and being out on the water. Alicia loved crab fishing and was an excellent water skier. Horses were her greatest passion, though. She owned and cared for many horses, while living at her parents’ waterfront property on Marlborough Point in Stafford, Virginia.

Her loving and adoring husband, Michael Simmons, passed away from cancer on February 23, 2015.

Alicia leaves behind a daughter, Vanessa Collier; a sister, Marsha Hudson (John); nieces, Debra and Lisa (George); and nephew, Matthew. She also leaves behind six devoted sister-in-laws–Mary Marie Simmons; Bernice Gough; Loretta Stanley; Debbie Owens; Wanda and Dawn Simmons–as well as brother-in-law Mark Simmons, and their grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Mike’s siblings promised him before he passed that they would always take care of Alicia–a promise they kept until Alicia took her last breath.

Alicia was also predeceased by her parents, Mary Ethel and William Bernard Wills, and brothers, William Bernard, Jr. and Paul Franklin. Her brother, Paul, beat her to those Pearly Gates, when he went home to be with the Lord two days before Alicia: on February 13, 2017.

Alicia will be cremated at Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A private family interment and memorial service will be held at Fairfax Memorial Park at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Alicia’s name to Mary Washington Hospice:

20 thoughts on Alicia M. Wills

  1. Elizabeth and Paul Evans on said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  2. Mary Marie Simmons on said:

    Sending my love to everyone, we had great times with Alicia as our sister in law, I know we got on her nerves sometimes because we are a loud family when we get together but she loved us anyway, RIP sister we love you and will miss you greatly!!!

  3. Loretta on said:

    Vanessa & Family
    My thoughts and Prayers to all .I’m so grateful for the times we had with Alicia,I know she is with her love now and no more pain..May God be with us all during this time and always.We will miss you Alicia and love you..RIP now!!!!

  4. Marsha Hudson on said:

    I thank Michael’s family for all the love and support they provided my sister. she had a good life with michael and his family when alicia and I just did not see eye to eye.I am truly sorry for precious lost years. God bless michael,Paul and Alicia,rest in peace my loves.

  5. Dawn Simmons on said:

    RIP Alicia. You will be missed. We love you. Dawn & Alex

  6. Wanda Simmons on said:

    Alicia was not a sister-in-law she was my sister. Alicia, Mike, and me had ( and the rest of our big family) some really good times, I have lots a good memories to think of and put a smile on my face. I’m glad to have known her and love her! I will miss her but I have comfort in my heart she is with Mike and the rest of our family. God bless you Alicia, I love you forever until I see you again.

  7. Jo on said:

    Plesse accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one, Alicia. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much. The Bible reminds us that God sees our pain and sorrow and has promised that soon,”death will be no more.”(Revelation 21:4) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our precious loved ones to life again.(John 6:40) Until then, I hope the beautiful memories of Ailcia and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

  8. mark Simmons on said:

    Rest in peace Alicia.Mike has you by his side

  9. Dina Thompson on said:

    To all Alicia’s family, As your hearts grieve may your mind be flooded with beautiful, precious memories! All our love, Jerry and Dina Owens Thompson

  10. John Wayne Edwards on said:

    Will miss you dear Alicia RIP sis.

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  12. Winnie Sullivan on said:

    Breaking my heart to see that

  13. Winnie Sullivan on said:

    Breaks my heart to see that Alicia and a Paul have both passed away. I had the wonderful privilege of spending endless days in their home while we were growing up. We watched numerous cats and calves being born, played in the barn, had our own circus riding Duke bareback, swimming, boating, and building campfires in the woods! One summer we spent building an enormous wooden raft to take out to the point. How disappointing to realize it was too heavy to float. What a wonderful place Marlborough Point was to grow up! Grateful to mom and dad Wills for letting me hang out so often.

    Prayers for Marsha and the rest of the family. I too feel like I just lost my sister and brother.

  14. Vanessa on said:

    Mom, I wish we could have spent more time together. God had bigger things in store for you. There is some comfort in knowing that you are no longer suffering, but your loss cuts deep. So happy I could spend your last days on this Earth with you. One day I will tell my children about the good times we shared on Marlborough Point–riding horses, swimming in the river, and summer days out on the boat. They’ll hear about how I’d follow you around the barn and watch you clean stables and tend to the horses. We’d play badminton and croquet, crab fish, shoot off fireworks, pick apples, and bake pies. May you rest in Eternal peace, Mom, along with everyone who you ever loved who has gone before you. And God Bless all of Mike’s sisters and his brother Mark for being there for you when you needed them the most. I love you.

  15. John E. Weir on said:

    So very sorry to hear the news and my prayers are with her and the family. Alicia and I go way back, Stafford County natives and graduate of Stafford High school (back when it was the one and only high school in the county). Many good memories.

  16. Brandy on said:

    Alicia’s Christmas card was always the first one I would receive after Thanksgiving. I should have known something was wrong when I didn’t get one this last year. I wish I had called but I put it off. Alicia and I were inseparable for years and we were each other’s best friend. So MANY memories! Alicia told me how wonderful Mike’s family was to her. She was very lucky to have them. Vanessa if you read this I want you to know Alicia was so proud of you and she loves you very, very, very much. RIP Alicia. You will be in my heart always.

  17. Walt on said:

    Oh the tails we could share! Driving in a snow storm to visit you at the point, sharing a tent with you & Nancy there on the farm. RIP my dear sweet friend so many sweet memories.

  18. Margie (Dunn) Calhoun on said:

    Deepest condolences and sincerest prayer.

  19. Debbie Peyser on said:

    My prayers go out to Alicia and her family and friends. I never had the opportunity to meet her but I have to thank her for giving me the gift of Her daughter Vanessa who’s beautiful spirit, grace, strength and faith has enriched my life and so many others. She has something very special that lives on.

  20. Shantel on said:

    My condolences to the Wills family or the passing away of your loved one. My hope is that you continue to love and support one another. Keep hold of those fond moments you shared together in your memories. May we all look forward to God’s promise when death, pain and suffering will be a thing of the past (Revelation 21:3,4)

    Warm regards,

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