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Ashley Simmons

Sheila Simmons

November 19, 1958 - March 28, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of our mom, Sheila Simmons. Offer up your stories, memories and photos to share. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Sheila Diane Simmons was born November 19, 1958 in Pensacola, Florida to the late Juanita (Dale) Simmons and Hanibal Simmons, Sr.  She passed away on March 28, 2020 at the age of 61. Sheila lived in Pensacola, FL until moving to Boston, MA at the age of eighteen. Sheila worked as a legal secretary for over 25 years.  As a young woman, she enjoyed making her own clothes and was known as “scluse,” short for “exclusive.” Sheila was...  see more
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  • Mark Simmons
    There’s so many great memories of my dear Aunt Sheila. We used to laugh about her southern drawl when she first moved to a Boston. She eventually gave me my family nickname “Sweety” because of my (and every kid’s!) love of sweets. She once drove...  more
  • Sandra McMillan
    It doesn’t feel real that Cousin Shelia is gone. Every battle she had to fight, she managed to overcome. Somewhere in my mind I thought this was one of those battles. My heart was saddened after hearing she was gone. I had to find peace in knowing...  more
  • Glover McMillan
    So many memories of Cut'in "Shay-La". Makes me think of her requests for Uncle Joe's Fuzzies, Blues Burgers, KK's, and the always friendly and LOUD discussions during the family gatherings. Remembering when she and infant Ashley visited Texas...  more
  • Michael M
    Rest in paradise cous! Always will cherish the fish fry's at your house and how you kept everyone laughing. Can’t forget you and my Mom always going to get KK’s and eating them before coming back lol. You’ve gained your peace and wings. We will see...  more
  • Diane Simmons
    For more than 36 years you have been my sister and my friend. We have shared so many jokes and laughs from crazy pregnancies to crazy "grown folks stuff!"
    Every time we talked, we laughed. You brightened my world..RIH Bae❤...
  • Janice Simmons
  • Ashley Simmons
    A poem for my mom:


    I am grateful for you
    Your jokes and trash talk
    Your sayings
    Your love and support
    For telling me I would feel better once I got out of bed
    For waking me with “Punkin. Time to wake up and smell the coffee” in sing-song...  more
  • Ashley Simmons
    Ashley Simmons added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Sheila Simmons:
  • Ashley Simmons
    Ashley Simmons added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Sheila Simmons: