Eddie E. Simmons
Eddie Edward Simmons, 66, of Tallahassee, FL, passed on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Leroy Simmons, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Southside Cemetery. Viewing-visitation is 3-7:30 Friday at TILLMAN OF TALLAHASSEE 850-942-1950. A retired Building Services Department maintenance technician at FSU, he was a former food service employee at FAMU and a professional painter. He was a member of Miracle Temple Apostolic Holiness Church. Treasuring his love are: his daughters, Edwina Simmons, Chiquita (Andre) Jean, Selrena, Domanique, Tamarine and Apryl Simmons; son, Archique Simmons; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Harris; one raised as his son, Myriel Watson; sisters, Linda Parrish (Timothy) Madry, Janice Parrish and Miashia Mitchell; brothers, William "Jackie" (Gwendolyn) Simmons, Dennis (Patricia) Simmons, Frank Parrish, Maurice (Janie) Brown, Roger (Linda) and Robert (Bea) Williams; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three aunts; two uncles; a devoted companion and friend, Mary L. Pye; along with several other relatives and friends. Eddie was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Claudia Bell Simmons and fathers, Nathaniel Jones and Frank Parrish, Sr.