Annie Ruth Springer Simmons was born March 2, 1928, in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
She spent her childhood & adolescent years growing up in Sabine Parish. She graduated from Mansfield High School in De Soto Parish, Louisiana. Annie spent some time living in Long Beach, California employed with the telephone company as a long-distance and marine telephone operator and Shari‘s restaurant as a head hostess. Any time away from work, she enjoyed dancing with her sister Danielle who was a dance instructor for Arthur Murray Studios.
Annie married Daniel Reed Simmons on March 1, 1952, in Mansfield, Louisiana. Together they lived and raised four children on acreage south of Mansfield. And during that time for many years, she was the bookkeeper in her husband’s home-building construction business.
Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Reed Simmons; youngest son, Jack Grindle Simmons; parents, William Elbert (EB) Springer and Minnie Modess Latham; and all her siblings listed in order of birth: Ransdell D., Arba Venessa, Lula Mae, Lennis Barrington, Amos Cleveland, Sam Franklin, William Elbert (Eldon), Ada Burness, Johnnie Lewis, Colvin Latham (Toby), and Danielle.
Annie is survived by three children: Maria Simmons Brasher and husband Bruce of Karnack, TX., Dennis Gordon (Dusty) Simmons and wife Susan of Onalaska, WA., & Mark Mitchel Simmons of Converse, LA;
11 grandchildren: Daniel, Crystal, Michael, Dustin, Samuel, David, Danielle B., Victor, Angela, Jaclyn, Kathryn; three step-grandchildren: Danielle C., Kristin, & Shawn; 26 great-grandchildren, 17 step-great-grandchildren & one step-great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Annie Ruth Springer Simmons passed away on Thanksgiving Morning, November 24, 2022, in Mansfield, LA.
Annie will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and a great storyteller to all who knew her.
Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. by her family at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA. followed by internment at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Simmons, Michael Simmons, Dustin Brasher, David Goldfield, Gavin Simmons, and Robert Springer.