Leona Mae Simmons, 78, of Bauxite, passed away April 17, 2017. She was born March 16, 1939 in Hope, Ark., to the late Frank and Onie Shaw Rogers. Leona loved to fish, and was a passionate organist and pianist. She was a faithful Christian at Mt. Olive Baptist and a devoted nurse for 44 years. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Accea and Harold Rogers; sister, Tursie Hipp; and a grandson David Lynn Oller. She is survived by her husband Roy Simmons Sr.; six sons David (Linda) Oller, Henry Oller, Johnny (Trish) Oller, Mike Oller, Roy Jr. (Emily) Simmons, and Pat (Amanda) Simmons; three daughter Rita (Michael) Wood, Christina (Shawn) Light, and Pauline Simmons; and a host of grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. with service to begin Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills, 10200 Hwy. 5 North, Alexander, Ark. To sign the online guestbook go to www.griffinleggettforesthills.com.
Published April 19, 2017