Age 78, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, after a courageous battle and was reunited with her beloved husband, Bill, who passed away 6 weeks ago. Jamie was born in Lansing on May 16, 1943, the daughter of James and Klara (Meiers) Simons. She taught students in the Waverly, Mason and Lansing School districts. Above all, Jamie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She loved watching her daughters grow into independent and loving women. Jamie and Bill enjoyed watching her grandson, Alex, participate in competitive Wheelchair Basketball for many years, traveling throughout many states and being his biggest supporter. Baseball with her grandson, Jake, was also a passion. Very few games of wheelchair basketball or baseball were missed. Jamie’s “Happy Place” was at Eight Point Lake, going there as a child from 1951 through 1967. Jamie and Bill returned to Eight Point Lake in 1974, buying their own cottage and raising their daughters there. Jamie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill; parents; and special aunt and uncle, John and Hildegard Brenner. Surviving are her daughters, Jodi (Michael) Totte and Marni Bray; grandsons, Alexander and Jacob Totte; brothers, James (Shirlee) Simons and Fredrick Simons; sister, Sandra (Dick) Christopher; sister-in-law, Nancy Bray; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special, lifelong friends. Read More
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 9, 10:30 am, at St. Gerard Church. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm at the Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel and Thursday beginning at 9:30 am until service time at the church. A private family inurnment, reuniting Jamie with her husband, Bill, will be at Delta Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Lansing-Stoneleigh Residence (www.hospiceoflansing.org/giving) in memory of Jamie Bray. Friends may share a memory or condolence with the family on Jamie’s obituary page at www.palmerbush.com.