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 cars, 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: https://www.marywashingtonhealthcare.com/Foundations/Mary-Washington-Hospice.aspx