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106 Mc Intosh St
Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: 803-484-6716
Fax: 803-484-9886
Roland Simon

Roland "Buddy Boy" Simon

March 26th, 1932 - July 27th, 2020
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"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

Roland Simon entered into eternal peace on Monday, July 27, 2020.

On March 26, 1932 in Bishopville, South Carolina, a healthy baby boy affectionately nicknamed "Buddy Boy" was born to the late Jesse "Moot" and Mary York Simon. Roland was the ninth child out of thirteen children in which he has joined eleven of them in heaven; three brothers and eight sisters who preceded him in death. Roland loved his family.

Roland attended the public schools of Lee County, in addition to working on the Simon family farm. After attending school, he enlisted into the military and served honorably in the Army for two years. After serving in the military, Roland relocated to New York City where he lived for more than 50 years. For many years, he worked with an optical company where he designed eye wear. After the company relocated to another area, he sought work as a floor installer and finisher. After mastering this craft, he became an independent contractor, owning his own hardwood flooring business for many year. He took the time to teach young black males the craft. His skills as a floor installer and finisher, landed him a contract to complete the homes of Actress Mary Tyler Moore and other celebrities. He also taught his children and others on how to care for hardwood floors. After his retirement in New York, he continued his successful business even after he relocated to Bishopville, in addition to working with the family business, Square Deal Funeral Home.

He accepted Christ at a young age and joined Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Bishopville where he received his Christian experience. He traveled to and from New York and Bishopville several times a year to see his family. And while in Bishopville, he loved to garden and go fishing during his spare time. Roland shared much of what he harvested with family and friends. Roland was a soft speaker with a loving heart and was always very kind and giving to others.

Roland leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his children, Janie Yvonne Alford, Carlean Alford, Brenda Alford-Daniels (Burry), all of Cleveland, OH, Louis Simon, Ronnie Simon (Willistine), and Linda Dizzley (James) all of Bishopville, SC, and Mary Simon of Yonkers, NY; eight grandchildren, Lamontae Murphy (Tracey of Waldorf, MD, Lakeisha Wilson (Cedric) of Brandywine, MD, Sheleea Leonard (Travis) of Charlotte, NC, Carlos Simon of Charlotte, NC, Mia Alford (Catlin) and Eboni Daniels of Cleveland, Ohio, CSM Terrence Reyes of Alabama, and Sherika Rose of Bishopville, SC; ten great-grandchildren; his caring wife, Lillie Mae Grimes Simon; one sister, Carrie Simon Dizzley; four sisters-in-law, Jannett Simon, Essie Mae Trapp, Doshie Stevens of Bishopville and Louise Bells of Columbia, SC; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

A special thanks to Mrs. Gladys Titus for the excellent care she provided to Roland during his illness.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    July 31st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    July 31st, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Square Deal Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    106 McIntosh Street
    BISHOPVILLE, SC 29010
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    Notes
    Face Masks are Required for visitation!
  • Service

    August 1st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    August 1st, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    St Mark Memorial Garden
    Address
    510 Manville Wiscky Rd
    BISHOPVILLE, SC 29010
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    Notes
    All invited family members and friends are required to wear a mask and remember to distance yourselves at the service. The service will be Live Streamed on Square Deal Funeral Home Facebook Page.
    Officiant
    Rev. Jerome Douglas

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