North Santa Rosa

Erlene Simmons

Erlene Simmons (May 29, 1927 – July 11, 2012)

Chipley Erlene Simmons, daughter of Marion C. Diamond (Chip) and Cora Leigh Diamond was born on May 29, 1927.She attended Chumuckla School and was a member of the Chumuckla Girls Basketball team. She married .Clyde M. Simmons on July 30, 1947. They were married 62 years when he passed away on April 26, 2010.They will join together in Heaven to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this month. Clyde and Erlene had been members of the Cora Baptist Church most of their lives. They had two children. Jerry Clyde, born in 1948 and Kathy Darlene, born in 1957. Erlene worked for the Santa Rosa County Health Department at the clinic in Jay for 22 years. She retired in 1988. Erlene Simmons loved the Lord, her family and being an exemplary homemaker. She is known for her amazing cooking, beautiful gardens and extreme generosity. She is survived by her son Jerry (Cindi), daughter Kathy (James) Walker, her grand-children Jerry Clyde ,II(Bonni) Simmons, Fred (Julie) Simmons, Scott (Logan) Walker, Mick Walker, Robert Kane and Kenny Kane and her great grand- daughter “Allie”. Other family members include her sister Gladysteen Renfroe brother Douglas Wayne (Janis) Diamond and many nieces and nephews .She is preceded in death by her parents ,Chip and Cora Diamond, Husband, Clyde Simmons , brothers, A.C. Diamond and Jim Diamond. A visitation will be held Friday, from 6-8 pm at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday at Cora Baptist Church with Rev. LaDon Hall officiating. Pallbearers are Jerry Clyde Simmons II, Scott Walker, Mick Walker, Wayne Hawthorne, Mickey Brown, Bryan Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Dobson, Merlin Edwards, Frank Rowell, Jerry McGee and Leon Jackson. The family welcomes flowers and or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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