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Brenda Sue Simmons

It is with great sadness that the Family of Brenda Sue Simmons announce her passing at the Banner Desert Medical Center on April 7, 2018 at the age of 68. She fought a long, hard battle , having Rheumatoid Arthritis since her teens.

She was preceded in death by her loving Parents, Samuel and Dorothy Simmons of Raven VA and brother, Robert Lee Simmons of Raven VA and her Nephew, Barry Dye of Richlands VA

Brenda is survived by her siblings:

Samuel McKinley Simmons and Sister-in-law, Brenda Carolyn of Apache Junction, AZ

Michael G. Simmons and Sister-in-law Cynthia of Raven VA

Shirley Dye and Brother-in-law, Don G. Dye of Richlands VA

Alice Jo Elkins and Brother-in-law Steve of Swords Creek VA

Deborah Horne and Brother-in-law , Jeff of Hughesville MD

She is also survived by 1 Niece, Miranda Rosenstein and 6 Nephews, Darren Simmons, Tristian Horne, Jason Simmons, and Timothy, Jeff and Gregg Elkins. Also surviving are Cousins, Aunts and Uncles and many Friends.

Brenda was born Jan the 3rd, 1950 and attended school at Givens Elementary in Swords Creek, VA and Honaker High in Honaker VA. She received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education from AZ State University June 2nd 1972. She was so excited to be able to attend the Billy Graham Crusade (Expo ’72)in Dallas Texas. She was a member of the Campus Crusade for Christ International and returned home after the crusade.

Brenda taught Grade School at Givens Elementary for only a short time due to her illness. She moved to AZ in need of a warmer climate. She lived in Tempe AZ for over 40 years and moved to Apache Junction to be near her Brother and Family for her remaining years. She loved her loyal and faithful little doggie, Charlie so much.

Through her long, painful journey, Faith and a positive attitude kept her going.

We will honor Brenda with a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

The Family would like to thank the staff at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and the staff at Apache Junction Health Center for their care and support

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