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Josephine “Josie” Simmons
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home
Josephine “Josie” Simmons age 68 of Texas City passed away, Friday, January 11, 2008 at her residence in Texas City surrounded by her loved ones. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday, January 14, 2008, at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home in Galveston. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston, under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home where a prayer service will be held at 6:00 pm.
Josie was born in Galveston and lived most of her life in Texas City. She loved Texas City and its uniqueness. She grew the most abundant fruit trees, plants and flowers and said it was the soil from Texas City that contributed to their beauty.
Josie Simmons was a beautiful and giving person. She never turned anyone away from her door. She gave love and shelter to many, and cared for the sick and disabled for the better part of her adult life. She loved music, dancing, laughing and having fun.
Josie was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Simmons a Texas City Police officer; parents, Juan and Lucretia Hernandez, all of Galveston.
She leaves behind, her beloved son Tommy Simmons of Texas City; step daughters, Laurie, Tonya and Tracy Matthews of Texas City; sisters, Bobbi La Fond of Houston, and Mary Edwards of Georgetown. She has many nieces, nephews, and friends that she cared so much for who will mourn her passing.
A light has gone out in Texas City.
Pallbearers will be family and friends, Sam Martinez, Jim Edwards, Ruben Guzman, Ralph Hernandez, Eddie Hernandez, and Justin Rhudy.
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