Sandra Denise Simmons, 51, died Sept. 11, 2013.
She was born Dec. 18, 1961 in Monroe County, the second child born to the late Rev. Nathaniel Dortch and Clarice Dortch. She was a graduate of J.F. Shield High School in Beatrice.
Survivors include one son, Justin Simmons, Monroeville; three daughters, Ashley (Tony) Penn, Frisco City, Dinna Simmons, Lakeisha Simmons, both of Monroeville; her mother, Clarice Dortch, mother-in-law, Janie Broughton, both of Peterman; three brothers, Marlon (Angie) Sanders, Eric (Lavon) Sanders, both of Montgomery, Alvin (Hazel) Dortch, Mobile; one sister, Jacqueline (Cleveland) Smith, Monroeville; one step-mother, Mary Dortch, Mobile; a devoted friend, Dawn Crook; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Jessie Simmons; and her father.
The service was Sept. 17 at Mars Hill Baptist Church in Peterman with Rev. Osbry Millender, pastor, as officiating minister. Burial was in the Amity Cemetery in Tunnel Springs.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were the family and friends of Mrs. Simmons.
Jackson Memorial Funeral Home of Jackson directed and Banks Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monroeville assisted.