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Wanda Simmons

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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:57 am

Wanda Simmons

Feb. 7, 1929 –

Nov. 25, 2012

Wanda Simmons went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 25, 2012.

Wanda was born on February 7, 1929, in Pampa, Texas to the late Joel and Dora Stansell Syrus.

Wanda loved to garden and was a great cook. Her world revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a devout Baptist who loved her church family.

She is survived by her loving family: daughter, Shelley S. Mineau; grandson, Chris Taylor Sr. and wife Laura; granddaughter, Wanda Jolene Mejias and husband Freddie; grandson, Marc Cyrus Hipp and wife Sondra; great-grandchildren, Christopher Glen Taylor Jr., Nicholas Wayne Ybarra, Chariti Alese Taylor, Courtney Jean Ybarra, David Joel Mejias, Cierra Chayanne Refugia Mejias, Ashton Renee Perez, Jerry Lynn Moore, Jadyn Marie Hipp and Tryston Alton Hipp; and sister, Charlotte Jolene Hague of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wanda is preceded in death by: her husband of 53 years, Alton Glen Simmons; son, Glen Louis Simmons; parents, Joel and Dora Syrus; brother-in-law, Earl A. Hague and granddaughter, Brittney Nicole Ybarra.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bay City Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Watson officiating.

Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bay City Baptist Church, 1818 Marguerite St., Bay City, Texas 77414 or Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

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