Jun. 25, 1878 Tarboro Edgecombe County North Carolina, USA
Aug. 2, 1962 Rocky Mount Nash County North Carolina, USA
Lossie Evelyn Barnes was born 1878 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, NC, the only child of dentist Elias Dempsey Barnes b. 1849) and Lena Wimberly Baker (b. 1859). She was the paternal grandchild of Elias Barnes (1809-1856) and Mahala Emma Sharp (1814-1873) of Edgecombe County who removed to Saratoga, Wilson Co, NC. She was the maternal grandchild of Dr. William Sparkman Baker and his (2nd) wife Sarah "Sally" Rebecca Powell of Tarboro.
Lossie married Lee Howard Simmons in 1899 and was mother to 8 known surviving children. (See husband's memorial for more information.)