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Melvin Earl Simmons, Jr.

March 21, 1935 — August 23, 2022

Melvin Earl Simmons, Jr.

Funeral services for Melvin Earl Simmons, Jr., 87, will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, 500 Common St., Shreveport, Louisiana. His cremains will be interred in the Columbarium at the church. Officiating the service will be Dr. Carl Rhoads and Dr. Will Andress.

Melvin was born on March 21, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Melvin Earl Simmons, Sr. and Louise Bell Simmons and passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Melvin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Shreveport where he was an active member of the Choir for many years. His career was in Music Education in the Caddo Parish School District, primarily at Woodlawn High School and Southwood High School.

Melvin is preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Tommie Simmons of Shreveport; brother, Robert  Simmons and wife, Linda, of Simms, Texas; nieces, Shannon Cochran and husband, Jeff of Texarkana, Texas and Marion Browne of Mesa, Arizona; and a host of family and friends.

The family would like to express special thanks to Dot Hall, Paula Craig and Elaine Cooper for the  care, compassion and love given to Melvin during his illness. It is appreciated more than you will ever know. We could not have done it without you!

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Fine Arts Program at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 3, 2022

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First United Methodist Church

500 Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101

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Interment

Saturday, September 3, 2022

First United Methodist Church

500 Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101

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