Doris Lee Simmons

June 15, 1942May 12, 2019

Doris Lee Simmons was born on June 15, 1942 in Houston, TX, and passed away on May 12, 2019 in Galveston, TX.

She is survived by her sons Gary Simmons and his wife Teresa, and John Simmons and his wife Nona. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kelly, Aaron, and Archer.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9AM with funeral service to follow at 10AM in the Chapel of Angels at Forest Park Lawndale. Interment will take place following the funeral service in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 16, 2019


Doris Lee Simmons

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Steve Orlikoff

May 16, 2019

Doris was a wonderful woman. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.
May she Rest In Peace forever.

Charles & Edna Webb

May 16, 2019

John we are so sorry for your loss. You mother was such a beautiful and sweet person. Hang in there kiddo.
Love ya!
Aunt Edna & Rusty LOL!!!

Jonathan Heard

May 14, 2019

Gary, I would like to send you my condolences on the loss of you Mom. I know that this must be a difficult time for you and your family and you will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.

If there is anything you need or that I can do please do not hesitate to ask.

Connie King

May 13, 2019

She called me Seek. I called her Doris Lee. She and I shared the many ups and downs of our lives for more than 30 years of friendship. Over glasses of wine or in a 2-hour phone conversation, we’d marvel at all the synchronicities, at our common parallels, and at so many ever-present but hard-to-answer questions. (We almost broke up over Donald Trump!) Lord, I hope her sons, her daughters-in-law, and her grandchildren—as well as her dear out of state family members and loyal friends—know how deeply she loved them. We were all lucky to have her—what a good, good soul!

Hugh A. Koste

May 13, 2019

Doris bought and moved into the condo next to mine in Galveston. I got to know her and enjoyed sharing stories, wine, pizza, and margaritas with her. Not getting to visit with Doris was one of the many reasons I've missed having my condo after I sold it. She only recently retired. She was so happy to finally get live by the sea every day. Learning of her passing makes me sad she didn't get to spend more time enjoying her new home at the beach. Condolences to her family and friends.

Trish Fritts

May 13, 2019

I worked with Doris at Coastal Energy. We had some wonderful times at work and kept in touch after Coastal. I have so many memories of such fun get togethers. She loved her family and often shared news of them when we talked. Doris will be truly missed.💕

Debbie Bower

May 13, 2019

I only worked with Doris for a couple years and then us girls occasionally meet for a lunch or dinner to catch up and talk about our current lives. Doris was the sweetest, kindest woman in the world. She was so smart and so knowledgeable. Her and I went to a Joyce Meyers event together one year while Joyce was in Houston. I am very sad to see this beautiful woman leave us so soon. She will be missed.