Ryan was a zealous and faithful servant of God and will be celebrated with a memorial service on:
Sunday Dec. 6, 2015 2pm- 5pm at the Lynch’s home
4325 Old Columbia Pike, Annandale VA 22003
Visiting/remembrance at 2:00 p.m.until the start of his memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Koetteritz will officiate.
Flowers may be sent to the attention of Laura Cirksena, 3491 Pence Ct. Annandale, VA 22003. The family requests that any pictures, memories, stories, verses, or quotes please be shared here.
Our beloved Ryan, having done all to stand during a long battle with cancer, has fallen asleep on Thursday, November 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family and is now awaiting the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ryan was born on December 12, 1979, the firstborn of Leroy Simi and Karen Patterson (Simi). He had three younger siblings and a nephew, who greatly loved and respected him: Alison Simi, Laura Cirksena, Scott Simi and Jude Cirksena. From his youth Ryan had a passion for truth and standing on God’s Word. Of his many attributes, Ryan was an amazing self-taught guitar player and loved Word-based music. Lyrics for one of his recent songs included: “I have the truth in my heart, the Word in my mind, I have the power I need, from my Lord Jesus Christ!” This truly exemplifies Ryan’s heart for God. Even when enduring life’s most difficult circumstances, he glorified God!
Ryan had a long suit in giving of his time and loved to teach and share God’s Word with anyone who would listen. He gave wise counsel to those with a heart to hear and learn. He loved to teach! Ryan’s life of service to God was cut short due to cancer, which he fought valiantly for many years. Before he became sick, Ryan had the joy to serve in the ministry he loved as a Way Disciple, a fellowship coordinator, and on staff at Headquarters. His passion was to do and stand on God’s Word.
Ryan was a very big part of the heart of his family. His love and heart, based on his knowledge and love of the Word, spread to all who knew him. We know we are not alone when we say how much we love him and how much we miss him. Thank God the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back, and we will all be together again. “Your life was such a blessing. Your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words. And missed beyond measure.” We love you, Ryan!