Anita Joyce Simmons



Anita Joyce Wilson Simmons left this world on April 8, 2018 at her home in Belden MS where she had lived for 20 years.

Joyce was originally from Greenville MS. The family moved to Memphis TN where her husband Jesse E. Simmons Jr (Jeep) worked with Eli Lilly Company. Joyce was one of the first Mary Kay Cosmetics Directors. The couple later moved to Florida before retiring to Mississippi, where they joined the St Luke Methodist Church and was active their Food Pantry.

She leaves behind her husband of 66 years, Jesse E Simmons Jr. (originally from Greenwood), Jan Elyse Simmons (Nashville), Jesse E. Simmons III(Tupelo) and Patricia Joyce Kelly of (Lindenhurst IL) as well as grandchildren Griffin, Madison, and Elliott Wenzler and Erin and Shannon Kelly.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo on Friday, April 13 with visitation at 10, services at 11:00.
Honorary pallbearers are Kathy Underwood, Lou Moore, Eleanor Howard , and Clytee Underwood Hansberger (deceased). Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her honor to the St Luke Food Pantry, 1400 Clayton Ave., Tupelo, MS 38804, or St Jude Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.