Mildred Calhoun Simmons, aka "Bum-Bum", 88 years young, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
She was born in Alabama, but lived most of her life in Florida. She came from a large, loving family, and they are all reunited today. Her dad was the former mayor of Ocoee, where she attended Ocoee High School and was captain of her basketball team. Her nickname was "Ram". She was the biggest Orlando Magic fan, watching all their games and proudly flew their team flag. She was married to Miles Simmons who preceded her in death three months ago.
Mom loved her buttermilk, her grandkids who called her "Bum-Bum" and who she taught to play poker. She loved driving her Mustang and was even known to race a little. To sum up her life is easy - She loved! We will miss you so much, Mom. Keep everyone laughing until we meet again. She's an angel, Lord, so let her fly.
She is survived by her son, Jeff Simmons; daughter Pam Meadows, and son-in-law, Danny. She had six grandchildren, Jessee, Geoffrey, Lacey (Jay), Katey, Danny 2; six great-grandchildren; and was preceded in death by a grandson, Jared Simmons.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:00 at Liberty Baptist Church, 744 N Dean Rd, Orlando, FL 32825, with Pastor Vern Murray, officiating.
Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
Graveside services will follow on Saturday at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, FL.
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