Sallie V. Simmons

Published 12:34 am Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sallie V. Simmons

Oct. 15, 1934 – Aug. 26, 2016

NATCHEZ —Services for Sallie V. Simmons, 81, of Natchez, who died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at her residence, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cliff Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Mickey Alexander officiating.

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Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Mrs. Simmons was born Oct. 15, 1934 in Doloroso, the daughter of Tom Scott and Wilna Flowers Scott.

She was a devout member of Cliff Temple Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She served the Natchez-Adams School District for 32 years as a bus driver. She was devoted to her family, church and her hobbies, quilting and ceramics. She also worked for the Natchez Associated Charities. She was married for 65 years, a loving couple that set a good example.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, David Earl Scott; one sister, Hattie Savoy; one daughter, Terry Farmer; and one grandson, Wesley Farmer.

Survivors include her husband, Percy E. Simmons of Natchez; son Randy Simmons of Gulfport; daughters Deborah Walker and husband, James “Cornbread” of Fayette, and Elizabeth Murphy and husband, Steve, of Winnemucca, Nevada; nine grandchildren, Lisa Halford and husband, Darren, Bridget Vestal and husband, Tim, Craig Simmons, Kyle Simmons, Lashey Copeland, Emily Merritt, Daniel Bradshaw, Codie Murphy, and Lauren Murphy; 13 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Craig Simmons, Kyle Simmons, Daniel Bradshaw, Cole Switzer, Tim Vestal, and Darren Halford.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Thomas “Bit” Perry, and John Wesley Caraway.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Compassus and her devoted sitters, Wendy Perry and Lenore Wills.

Memorials may be made to Cliff Temple Baptist Church.

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