Betty Jean Simmons

August 11, 1933April 7, 2014

Simmons, Betty Jean born on August 11, 1933 went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2014 at the age of 80. Betty had many interests including square dancing, crossword puzzles, embroidery, sewing and attending services at the First Baptist Church in Dover. Preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Pearl Reed, brother Buddy Reed and her son Michael Cotten, Betty is survived by her beloved husband Forice Lee, daughters Janene Cook (Dale) and Cindy Watson (Ralph), brothers; Bill Reed (Pat)Don Reed (Marilyn), sister Gail Belchoff (Boris), grandchildren Chris Fleming, Kenny Watson (Jessica), Darin Watson (Heather), Dusty Cook and great grandchildren Kyle Fleming, Sydney Watson, Charles Watson, Hanna Watson, Sammie Watson and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday April 13th from 4-6pm with a prayer service Monday April 14th at 1pm with interment following at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 14, 2014

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Dee Youmans-Miller

April 14, 2014

Janene, I wanted to offer my condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember her as a sweet and loving lady who raised an independent and strong daughter who I called friend. I am sorry I am not able to be there as I have to work, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Dee Youmans-Miller

April 13, 2014

My prayers and thoughts for your family....she will be missed but on day there will be a great reunion in Heaven. My God comfort and give you strength everday.
I knew Betty years ago and in fact we rode together sometimes when we both worked at Publix Corp. Office and new Forice's son and daughter in law at First Baptist Seffner. Blessings to you all, Wanda Youmans Rimmer

Dennis Simmons (Step Son) and Family

April 13, 2014

What a joy it is knowing we will see you in heaven one day, You were such a sweet Grandmother to our Children. We love you.

Debi (Belchoff) Anderson

April 12, 2014

Heaven has gained a loving, beautiful lady. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Forice Simmons

April 11, 2014

Honey, I love and miss you so much and want to be with you in Heaven some day. Your Loving Husband, Forice.

linda tuten

April 11, 2014

I will miss you. Rest in peace.

Patricia Mccabe

April 11, 2014

My sugar plum, you were the greatest person I ever met. God put me in your life for a reason , and for that I am forever grateful for the time I was there to care for you. In my heart firever,,...

Coley Best

April 9, 2014

Rest in peace Betty, you were a very sweet woman and I will miss you.
You treated me like a grandson and I will never forget you.

Coley A. Best ,Jr.(Step Grandson)

Adonna Gentilini

April 8, 2014

You will always be my angel and forever in my heart. I will miss you deeply.

linda tuten

April 8, 2014

Rest in peace Betty. You were a wonderful women, You were so loved. You will be greatly missed. Stepdaughter Linda