Visitation will be 5:30pm-8:30pm Wednesday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst. Services will be 2pm Thursday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial at Antioch Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.
Mary Mitchell Simmons, 65, of Hazlehurst, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Simmons was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was a loan officer of USDA Federal Credit Union and a former teacher at Headstart. When she was growing up she loved swimming and was a lifeguard. Most of all she cherished her role as a loving mama and granny.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Ray Mitchell, Sr. and Zona Crews Mitchell; grandmother, Emily Crews Mitchell; brothers, Paul S. Mitchell and Thomas R. Mitchell, Jr.; and special friends, Jock Grantham and Paul Edwards.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest Simmons, Jr.; daughter, Heather C. Grippando (Tony) of Pearl; son, Joseph “Simeon” Mitchell of Tennessee; daughters, Michelle Carpenter (Josh) of Bossier City, LA and Angie Miles (Mike) of Brandon; brother, John D. Mitchell of Louisville; sister, Shirley Givens of Crystal Springs; grandchildren, Garrett Parker, Christopher Carpenter and Ashley Miles.