Melinda Faye Simmons

September 24, 1964February 2, 2023
Obituary of Melinda Faye Simmons


Coffey Funeral Home

Melinda Faye Simmons, age 58, of New Tazewell was born September 24, 1964, and passed away on February 2, 2023. She attended M.C.M. Baptist church while she was growing up in New Tazewell. She attended The Little Red Schoolhouse in New Tazewell for several years as a child. She was a resident of the Comcare Community in Greeneville, Tennessee where she formed many close relationships with other residents and staff members. Melinda was a sweet person who was full of joy and light. She had so many people who loved her and will miss her. Melinda loved Mickey and Minnie Mouse, gospel music and watching movies and her favorite TV shows. She enjoyed arts and crafts and special outings with Comcare caregivers. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Simmons; grandparents, Willie Mae Noah, Harriet Simmons, and Otis Simmons. She is survived by her mother Barbara Noah Simmons of New Tazewell; brother and sister-in-law, David Simmons & Patricia Simmons of New Tazewell; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa Simmons Runyan & Tim Runyan of Orange Park, Florida; Nephews, Matthew Simmons (Erin) of New Tazewell; Phillip Runyan of Denver, CO; Patrick Runyan of Jacksonville, FL; and Nicholas Runyan of Winter Garden, FL. Niece, Megan Simmons McCall (Michael) of Knoxville, TN; Great nephews Hudson & Mason McCall of Knoxville, TN; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 10th at Coffey Funeral Home in New Tazewell, Tn.; 11:00 am private viewing for immediate family; 12-2:00 pm visitation for friends and extended family; 2:00 pm funeral service at the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Songs by Living Water. Burial will be in Irish Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers; David Simmons, Patrick Runyan, Nicholas Runyan, Matthew Simmons, Michael McCoy, and Terry Keck. Honorary Pallbearers; Tim Runyan and Phillip Runyan. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o Donor Relations, 2900 N. Rocky Pointe Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 in memory of Melinda Simmons. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Simmons family.

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  • Barbara Noah Simmons Mother
  • David Simmons & Patricia Simmons Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Teresa Simmons Runyan and Tim Runyan Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Matthew Simmons (Erin) Nephew
  • Phillip Runyan Nephew
  • Patrick runyan Nephew
  • Nicholas Runyan Nephew
  • Megan Simmons MCCall (McCall) Niece
  • Hudson and Mason McCall Great Nephews
  • Kenneth Simmons Father (deceased)
  • Willie Mae Noah Grandparent (deceased)
  • Harriet Simmons and Otis Simmons Grandparents (deceased)
  • and a host of other relatives and friends.

  • David Simmons Active Pallbearer
  • Patrick Runyan Active Pallbearer
  • Nicholas Runyan Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Simmons Active Pallbearer
  • Michael McCoy Active Pallbearer
  • Terry Keck Active Pallbearer
  • Tim Runyan Honorary Pallbearer
  • Phillip Runyan Honorary Pallbearer

Past Services

Friday, February 10, 2023

The family will receive friends at Coffey Funeral Home

Friday, February 10, 2023

funeral service in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel

Friday, February 10, 2023

graveside service to follow in the Irish Memorial Garden