Mary Lillian Simmons

April 20, 1924February 6, 2013

Mary Lillian Simmons passed away on February 6, 2013. She was born April 20, 1924 in Van Zandt County, Texas to Jimmie and Lizzie Lee Geddie.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Sherman Simmons, and a brother, Leroy Geddie.

She is survived by her five daughters, Betty Roberts and husband Travis of Houston, TX, Glynith Matlock of Brownwood, TX, Ann Hitch of Brownwood, TX, Linda Earl and husband James of Midland, TX, and Debra Cunningham and husband Danny of Midland, TX. Mary also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Mary always put others first. She loved fishing and being with her family. In her younger years, she was a great seamstress. She was also a vivid football fan.

Funeral services will be on Monday, February 11 at 2:00 pm at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Justice officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at Memorials can be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761. (432)580-0067


  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2013

Mary Lillian Simmons

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Brenda Lawson

February 8, 2013

I have known and loved the Simmons family since Debra and I met in Junior High. I have never known Mary to say anything bad about anybody. She kept her house sparkling clean! I know she is missed by all who knew and loved her. Debra, you and your sisters and all the family are in my prayers. My love to you all, Brenda Lawson