Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Simmons, 83, will be held at 1 P.M. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from the Mesa Baptist Church. The Reverends Shane Freeman and Don Fontenot will officiate. Mrs. Simmons a resident of Jayess, Ms, died at the home of her son Sammy in Gonzales on November 19, 2012, surrounded by family and friends. Born on February 3, 1929, in Walthall County, Ms. Daughter of the late Lucius Boyd and Gertrue Ethridge Boyd. Survived by Billy R. Simmons of Maurepas, Louisiana; Sammy J. Simmons; and Thomas J. Simmons both of Gonzales, Louisiana. One daughter, Betty J. Fontenot of Louisiana. 15 Grandchildren; and 31 Great-grandchildren; and 1 Great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, T.J. Simmons; and daughter Katherine Simmons Pailette; and grandson Richard Lee Simmons. Pallbearers will be grandsons; Bobby Pailette; Edward J Simmons; Edward John Simmons Summers; Jeremy Simmons; Jordan Simmons; Billy R. Simmons Jr.; honorary pallbearer Donald Fontenot III. Burial will be in the Rushing Cemetery with Hartman Hughes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 5 till 8 pm at the funeral home; on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Mesa Baptist Church.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2012