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Gay Ann Simmons-Posey Funeral services for Gay Ann Simmons-Posey will be held at First Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana, Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Chris Craig officiating. Burial will be in Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Simmons, 40, of Austin, Texas passed away Monday, April 17th, 2006 in a tragic cycling accident. Raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mrs. Simmons was born in Jonesboro, Louisiana on January 17, 1966 to Gaylon D. Simmons and Gloria Annette Turner. She attended Louisiana Tech University and graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Political Science and English. She lived in Austin, Texas employed as Senior Human Resources Manager for Activant Solutions. Her hobbies included that of cycling, gardening, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She is remembered for her outgoing personality, vivacious approach to life, unselfish attitude, and confidence to experience new things. She often participated in non-profit fundraising efforts for cancer research and multiple sclerosis annually riding in the MS 150 and Lance Armstrong Ride for the Roses. Mrs. Simmons touched many lives in such special ways that cannot be put into words. Her presence will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Gay's favorite saying is "Life is not about the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away". Survivors include her husband of 13 years, James Ronald Posey, Jr.; her parents Gaylon D. Simmons and wife Denise and her mother Gloria Annette Turner; her brothers Scot D. Simmons and wife Lory and Chad E. Simmons; her brother-in-law Kent Reed and wife Alison; her four nephews Reid Simmons, Pearce Simmons, Justin Reed, Wesley Reed and niece Catherine Reed. Pallbearers will be Frank Mathews, Justin Reed, Kent Reed, Luis Rodriguez, James Odom, Jamie Shelton, Richard Lewis, Link Martin and Don McGehee. Visitation will take place on Thursday April 20, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral home in Ruston, Louisiana. Memorials may be made in the honor of Gay Simmons-Posey to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.ms150.org/ms150/donate or Lance Armstrong Foundation http://www.livestrong.org /site/ c.jvKZLbMRIsG/b.695473/k.CE49/Donate.htm
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Apr. 20, 2006
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