Janice Ann (Heinley) Simmons

January 5, 1946 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 75)


Janice Simmons, 75, of Lantana, Texas, formerly of Conroe, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, with her loving husband Leon by her side.  She was born in Crossett, Arkansas, on January 5, 1946, to her parents, Willie and Frances (Elizabeth) Ozment Heinley and was a 1964 graduate of Crossett High School.

In 1960, when Janice was in the 8th grade, she saw a young man playing his guitar in the Safeway parking lot.  Little did she know that four years later they would be wed and spend the next fifty-seven wonderful years together.

Janice loved to read and was very gifted with arts and crafts, such as wreaths, floral arrangements, and wall decor. She was a cheerful and talkative friend, a loving wife and mother, an extremely proud grandmother, and a faithful child of God.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Everett Heinley, Donald Heinley, and Richard Heinley, and one sister, Shirley Heinley Ford.

She leaves behind her husband, Leon Simmons; one son, Britt Simmons (Tracey) of Edmond, Oklahoma; two daughters, LeAnn Cotten (Craig), of Lantana, Texas, and Heather Detchman (Jeff) of Battle Ground, Washington; along with nine grandchildren, Zachary, Cassidy, Renee, Ryan, Jeffrey, Matthew, Abbie Grace, Aaron, and Jack, and a host of nieces and nephews, including Tommy Woods and his wife, Sheila, with whom she was particularly close.

Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in our area, the family has chosen to have a private graveside service at Judson Cemetery with Leon’s cousin, Robert Earl Ballard of Crossett, officiating.

Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

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