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Obituary for Betty Jean Simmons

Betty Jean Simmons was born October 24, 1942, to the late Fennell Brown and late Eula Lloyd. She departed this life on Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Chattanooga.

Betty retired from the Quaker Oats company. She loved her family dearly and would help anyone in need. She met no strangers and enjoyed talking to people. She was very outgoing. Betty loved to dance and sing. She loved the Lord. Betty was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Stephanie Goree; granddaughter, Sharonda Simmons; sisters, Salestine Brown and Carol Cox; brothers, Cecil Brown and John Smith.

She leaves to cherish precious memories, son, Sharron Simmons, Houston, TX; daughter, Shonnie Glenn, Chattanooga; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; best friend, Martha Thirkill.

Public viewing will be held from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, followed immediately by a funeral service at 1:00 pm in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment: Lakewood Memory Garden.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.