CHARLESTON -- Alfreda Simmons, 85, died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2007, at her daughter's home in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Light, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie and Ada Gibbons Smith, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She had been a homemaker and worked as a cook for the Mississippi County Jail for a number of years. She was also a self-employed seamstress.
On June 13, 1944, she married Thomas E. "Red" Simmons who preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1984.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Terry Bruce Simmons; and two sisters and one brother.
Survivors include: one son, Charles "Chuck" Simmons of Charleston; three daughters, Sandra Hess of Jackson, Diane Simmons of Sikeston and Bobbie Freeman of Bertrand; and 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ted Wimberley, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Dale Glenn, Kevin Glenn, Scott Glenn, Scott Sander, Doug Simmons, Terry Shoffner, Dustin Bone and Ethan Bone.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
the New Bethel Baptist Church 731 N. 407th Rd. Charleston, MO 63834
Preferred Hospice 423 W. Business Hwy. 60 W Dexter, MO 63844