LeRoy  Simmons

LeRoy Simmons

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LeRoy Simmons was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on December 3, 1936. He was the first-born child to proud parents, LeRoy and Bernice Dotson Simmons.

LeRoy and Bernice Dotson Simmons relocated their family to Chicago where LeRoy grew up and met Mary in 1953, a few years after High School. LeRoy and Mary fell in love and married on September 3, 1955. LeRoy was a hardworking loving husband and father who always provided for his family.

Many years would pass, and several children later, LeRoy and Mary would relocate their family to California in 1973. LeRoy was employed at Las Angeles Unified School District for many years and retired there.

After retiring and raising 8 children and grandchildren, LeRoy and Mary moved back to Chicago, to live out their lives from where they started. Several years after returning to Chicago, LeRoy lost his wife, Mary, on September 20, 2001, after 46 years of marriage. Several years after the passing of his wife (Mary), Leroy would move to Phoenix, Arizona to continue his life with his daughter, son and a host of grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Leroy Simmons departed this life on October 7, 2022. LeRoy is survived by: 2 sisters, Marion Straud and Birda Simmons; 1 brother, Gilbert Simmons; 1 daughter, Donna Simmons; 3 sons, Rory Simmons, James Simmons, and Mark Ross (Simmons); 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and family members.

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