Shongaloo, LA- Funeral services for Mrs. Lilla White Simms, age 94, will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Old Shongaloo Methodist Church, with her grandsons, Daniel Thomas and Lee Simms officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Shongaloo Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.
Visitation will be held Friday, December, 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Mrs. Simms was born on May 29, 1923 to Leslie Commodore and Idalette Lillian Pruyn White in Baton Rouge, LA and passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Magnolia, AR. She had been a resident of the Shongaloo area since 1950 and was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of Lady of the Lake Nursing School and was a nurse.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Thomas and husband, Melvin of Shongaloo, LA, Lilla Benefield and husband, Bob of Hunter, LA, Cindy Wedgeworth of Shongaloo, LA; son, William Leslie “Bill” Simms and wife, Virginia of Haynesville, LA; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and a sisters-in-law, Idelle Simms of Shongaloo, LA and Erma Williams of Quitman, LA.
Mrs. Simms was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William Pomeroy “Bill” Simms on May 19, 1991 and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Chris Benefield, Stephen Thomas, Brian Thomas, John Wedgeworth, Joel Wynne, Sidney B. Simms, Jr. and Chad Evans.
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