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Obituary for Susan Moore Simmons

Susan Moore Simmons, 89, died April 13, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA after suffering a stroke. Born October 29, 1928 in Chicago, IL to James Clifton Moore and Nancy Gladys Daniel Moore of Bogalusa, LA. Susan was reared in Angie, Bogalusa and New Orleans and graduated from Sidney Lanier H.S. in Montgomery, AL. She graduated with honors in 1949 from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (ULL) where she was elected a Campus Beauty for 3 years and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She married Charles K. Simmons of Bogalusa and raised 3 children in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi. Susan loved gardening and history, singing and family history, the great composers, and cats - especially Beauregard. Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Rebecca Simmons, her granddaughter Fiona Cunningham Simmons, by an unborn grandchild, her parents and her stepfather Richard Bruce Smith, and her former husband C.K. Simmons, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Daniel Simmons and wife Patricia Cunningham Simmons of Moore SC, and Charles Kenneth Simmons, Jr. and wife Janet Calcote Simmons of Baton Rouge; seven grandchildren Amanda S. Chung (Shad), Southaven MS. Lisa S. Corley (Matthew), Savannah GA. Thomas MacDaniel Simmons, Steubenville OH. Charles Michael Simmons (Katherine), Dallas. Kelli S. Collins (Jason), Baton Rouge. William Moore Simmons, New Orleans. Jonathan Tre Simmons, Baton Rouge; and by seven great-grandchildren: Jaycee & Trace Corley, Alexis Chung, Mims, Owen & Tyler Claire Collins, and Corrie Elizabeth Simmons. Interment will be May 5 at the Daniel Family Cemetery, Star Hill Plantation, St. Francisville, LA.

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