Willie Simmons Jr.

Published 8:45 am Friday, April 10, 2015

Willie Simmons Jr., age 69, a resident of Franklinton, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015, in Poplarville, Miss.

He leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Michael Fortenberrry of Franklinton and Harry Simmons of Tulsa, Okla.; three daughters, Renee Simmons and Shirley Gains, both of Franklinton, and Pansy Simmons of Tulsa, Okla.; three sisters, Mable Simmons of Kentwood, Willean Francis of Tennessee and Gloria Lewis of Independence, La.; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Cloudia Simmons Sr.; five borthers, J.C., Daniel, David, V.O. and Richard Simmons; two sisters, Hazel Brumfield and Kathlean Andry; and one grandchild, Eric Warren.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.

The funeral service will be Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Magee’s Temple Church of God in Christ in Franklinton, with Supt. Cecealine Tate officiating. Interment will be held in Sweet Home Cemetery in Franklinton. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at www.crainandsons.com.