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Shirley Simmons

Shirley Mae Simmons (Andrews)

May 3, 1936 - June 15, 2019
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Obituary

Shirley Mae Andrews Simmons entered peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the age of 83. Shirley was born May 3, 1936, in New Orleans to Merritt and Emma Andrews. Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Joseph G. Simmons. Loving mother of Dionne Simmons Catherine (Terry) and Deidre Simmons Freels (Rodney). Devoted grandmother of Gabrielle D. Freels and Taylor E. Freels. The beloved great-grandmother of Christopher Gary Jr. She is also survived by sisters Bernadette Andrews Davis (Los Angeles, CA), Faye LaCaze (Prairieville, LA), and Debra Mullins (Accokeek, MD), and brother- in- law Lynwood Thornton Sr. Shirley is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Merritt Louis and Emma Williams Andrews, and siblings Christian M. Andrews, Dolores A. Thornton, and Naomi A. King. Also, nephew Wayne Thornton, brothers-in-law Wilson LaCaze Jr., Ulysses Mullins Jr., and Clarence Simmons, sisters-in-law Willie Mae Andrews, Julie Davis, Clara Johnson, Jeanne Spells, Mavis Nero, and Pearl Nicholas. Relatives and friends of the family, also priest and parishioners of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, and St. Maria Goretti churches are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Phillip Street, New Orleans, LA on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Visitation begins at 9:00 A.M. Interment: Private. Father John Asare- Dankwah, Celebrant.
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  • Visitation

    June 29, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    June 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
    Address
    NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Service

    June 29, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    June 29, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
    Address
    NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Interment

    Location
    Private
    Address
    NEW ORLEANS, LA

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