Janis Kay Simmons was called to the Lord on July 19, 2017, at the age of 69.
She was born in Defuniak Springs, FL on February 27, 1948 but lived all her life in the Chumuckla Community. To all who knew her she was a sweet and caring person that touched the lives of each and every one she met.
Janis worked at Santa Rosa Extension Office for 32 years. She loved her job and the people she worked around, especially her boss of 28 years, John Atkins. She was a dedicated member of Ebenezer Church where she was the Treasurer and Sunday school teacher for many years. Every child that she taught became one of her kids. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, and spending time with her grandbabies and family. She would always make sure she was at every ballgame that her grandkids had. Memaw was their number one fan. She made sure she was at church every time the doors opened.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Easter and Bennie Harris.
Survivors include: her husband of 47 years, Bobby Simmons; two sons, Stephen Simmons (fiancée Cindy Turman) and Dale (Marissa) Simmons; four grandchildren: Lela Simmons, Justin Bankston, Makenna and Brayden Simmons; one brother, Phil (Marba) Harris; sister-in-law, Francine Crook of Brewton, AL; a very special niece she loved like a daughter, Tena Dunson; her church family at Ebenezer Church; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton, 6539 Trammel Dr., Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 from 6-9 pm at Trahan Family Funeral Home in Milton. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at her other home, Ebenezer Church in Jay, FL with Brother Bobby Carnley officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Ira Jones, Wesley Rutherford, Morgan Kimbrough, Joey Cook, David Deese, and Reggie Odom.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Doyle Atkins, Willie Phiffer, Don Salter, Ray Morris, Dan Mullins, Earl Crook, Mike Donahoe, Zach Carnely, Colby Odom, Jay Carnley
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ACTS Ebenezer Youth Group at Ebenezer Church, in memory of Janis Simmons.