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Brenda Elaine Simmons

Brenda Elaine Pardue Simmons

Friday, May 21st, 1948 - Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Brenda Elaine Pardue Simmons, age 71, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Born on May 21, 1948, in Gainesville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Claude Pardue and Doris Suggs Payne. Mrs. Simmons received her Bachelor’s Degree from Piedmont College and went on to teach Kindergarten for 25 years at Baldwin Elementary. She was of the Christian faith, where she served the Lord as a Sunday School Teacher, Director of Youth Church Choir, Pianist at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and Pianist at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Good News Club, Retired Teachers Association, and Nursing Home Singing Ministry. She loved flowers, gardening, and “Junkin”. Above all she was a great Mom, Nana, and loved her family dearly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jeff Pardue and grandchildren: Casey Simmons, Kevin Simmons, and Kayla Simmons.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, James Simmons of Cornelia; son, Scott Wade Simmons of Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Simmons White and Jeff of Alto and Ginger Elaine Swilley and Paul of Cornelia; brother, Greg Pardue of Talmo; grandchildren and their spouses, Grason White and Emily of Commerce and Haley Irvin and Ethan; and future great-grandchild.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am on Monday, September 16, 2019, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Marshall Dale officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Edwin Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, September 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Service

    Monday, September 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, September 16th, 2019 11:00am
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
    175 VFW Post Rd
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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  • Interment

    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Kay Stephens

Posted at 02:13pm
I used to see MsSimmons at yard sales all the time................such a sweet lady. As a matter of fact she came to my yard sale just a few weeks was Scott's birthday. We talked and talked. I will so miss seeing her even though I didn't know her very well. She always made it seem as if we were long time friends. God's blessings to her family and especially to Scott. He was always with her when I saw her. Oh the sites she must be seeing in Heaven!

Stewart Hendrix

Posted at 09:49pm
I attend Loudsville Campmeeting every summer with my husband’s family and always looked forward to seeing Mrs Simmons and her son, Scott. Mrs Simmons was the friendliest, most Christian woman. She always took time to stop and speak and ask after my children. I will miss her. The world is less sunny without her smile. Stewart Hendrix (tent 136)

Samuel C. Smith

Posted at 07:43pm
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Simmons' passing. What a wonderful Christian lady. She loved the Lord and people. May the Lord comfort all the family. To Joy: I know how much you loved your Mother. You always reminded me of her. Please know that I am praying for you all. Praying for Scott's recovery as well. Sam Smith

Deb Burrell

Posted at 10:26pm
I'll never forget our times together at church, bible school, beauty salon, and yard sales! Your mom must have been elated to see you in heaven Friday afternoon, but oh how much we grief we bear here without you. Your family will be lost, only our God can give them the grace needed to endure. I'll always remember the time seeing you in the Cleveland Wal-Mart. You were so kind to my sister Lavada and you actually remembered her after all those yrs. You were a faithful servant and a wonderful mother. I'm sure you mothered those little kindergarten kids like your own. I remember you coming in to get a haircut right before you and James got were overjoyed and excited. James, Ginger, Joy, and Scott you are in my prayers, I know Elaine would want you to keep walking in faith knowing she is really not gone, just away until you meet again. She will continue to be with you always. Love to you all

Peyton Wall

Posted at 10:13pm
Mrs Simmons was my Kindergarten teacher back in the early 2000s. We have kept in touch through all these years. We had a bond that some children are lucky to have with their teachers and I sure did love her so much. I have many a yearbook signatures from her, and she has known my family for quite a while. I love her so much. I am so sorry for your loss.

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