Katie Lanell Simmons
Katie Lanell Simmons, 69, of Pleasant Grove, passed away peacefully in her home on December 2, 2014. Katie was a longtime member of the Pleasant Grove First Free Will Baptist Church, as well as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Mulga Chapter. She was an avid reader, dog lover and she enjoyed sewing and crafting. Katie never met a stranger, she would strike up a conversation with anyone about anything. She is preceded in death by her parents; Rev. Byrd T. and Edna Alexander, her sister; Lula Belle Oates, father-in-law; James A. Simmons Sr., mother-in-law; Ruth Simmons and sister-in-law; Francis Bowden. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James A. Simmons Jr., five children; Tommy Simmons (Jenny), Robin Simmons (Karen), Kenneth Simmons (Kim), Mark Simmons (Anne) and Kathy Harris (Chad). 13 grandchildren; Nacole Womack, Natalie Logan (Brooks), Jacob Simmons (Rachel), Joey Simmons, Savannah Simmons, Sidney Simmons, Charlotte Simmons, Landon Harris, Sophia Harris, Jackson Harris. 4 great grandchildren; Hayden Womack, Kaylee Rodda, Brooklyn Logan, Emmet Thompson. Brother; Rev. Burble Alexander (Ann), sister; Kathleen Sfakianos, Maxine Leanard, Darcy Bussey (James) and many nieces and nephews. Services will held on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. and service at 11:00. Burial will follow at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Bro Grant Webb and Rev. Burble Alexander officiating.
Anita Chapman Conn
My heart is heavy to hear that aunt Nell has passed away. Prayers to the family.
John C. Bowden
So sorry to hear, prayers for family and friends...
David Williams/Ray Epperson
Robin: we are so touched by the sudden homegoing of your dear mother. We have and will still be praying for you our brother. we love you and appreciate you so much. The Holy Spirit is with you and in you during this trying time.
Janice Clements Hoehn
Katie (Lanell) as I remember her from Ensley H.S. We were friends who even married very young and remained with Spouses for a lifetime! Many times I have looked for Lanell! We as teenagers walked to the beauty shop owned by a sister! We had so much fun! I read about Lanell and her very large family I know she had great joy! My prayers for her family! I remember her as a very pretty girl! I am sure she has gone to be with Our Lord! Janice Carol Clements Hoehn - Ensley H S