Doris M. Simmonds

December 9, 1933December 26, 2020

Doris M. Simmonds, 87, passed away on Saturday, 26 December 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Franklin R. Simmonds. Doris is survived by her six children; three daughters, Evangeline, Joan, Andrea and husband Charles; three sons: John and partner Nelio, Andrew and wife Dedra, Christopher and wife Joan; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. She leaves behind an extensive and diverse community of neighbors, colleagues and friends who were part of her extended family.

Doris had a zest for life. She loved to entertain, sing, dance and travel. She had a great sense of humor and she loved to make people laugh. Her family, gardening and volunteering were three of her passions. One of her lasting legacies is the many children whom she and Franklin supported and raised as if they were their own.

Doris had a penchant for helping those in need. Her home was always the epicenter where children from the neighborhood could be found, eating, laughing and playing. She was a loving wife, and devoted mother and grandmother. She was bighearted and she touched many lives with her grace, grandeur, and generosity.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 9am to 10am at at Community Gospel Truth Church, 795 S. Wickham Road, West Melbourne. A funeral will begin immediately at 10am. Burial will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge.

Doris funeral services will be livestreamed by Community Gospel Truth Chruch. Those who cannot attend her service are welcome to view the stream by visiting the chruch website at

Following the funeral service, Doris' graveside committal service will be livestreamed by the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial beginning as close to 12pm as possible. Viewers are encouraged to visit early enough to wait for the stream to begin.

Visitors to Doris' online obituary are also encouraged to leave a cherished memory or a word of comfort for the family.


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Sue Conrad

January 15, 2021

I will always remember Mrs Simmonds. She was a kind and gracious lady. She welcomed me with open arms when my husband and I would visit her. We loved how she would want to talk about the Lord and scripture, and about Mr Simmonds, after he passed. So glad I will see them both again in Glory.

Althea Taylor

January 15, 2021

Mommy Simmonds,
Thank you for welcoming us into your family as your very own. Your Christian witness was authentic and evident to all. We loved you in life and love you in death. Sleep in sweet peace. Love and condolences to Andrea, John, Joan, Andrew, Chris & Evan. May the love of the Lord bring you and the entire extended family comfort, strength, and peace. Until we meet again...
Love, Althea & Moyra

David Mendes

January 15, 2021

Frank/Joan and family,

Coleen and I join with you in grieving the loss of your mother.. please know that we are praying for you during this difficult time.

God Bless

David Mendes

Andrea Kwakye

January 15, 2021

Love you Mommy. Rest in Peace.

Vera Hall

January 15, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Simmonds family.
I will always remember her kind and friendly smile.
One of my fondest memory is serving along side with her and her husband Frank in AWANA at Faith Baptist for many years.
God bless you all.
Vera Hall

Barbara Madden

January 13, 2021

My family and I expresses our condolences to the Simmonds family during this difficult time.

It is painful to loose a love one. May God give you the strength to carry on. I know that she is at the throne of God. God bless you all.

Valeria Richardson

January 12, 2021

Our sincere condolences to Drew and other family members on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Valeria and JR Richardson
Ocean Springs MS

Zachary Robinson

January 8, 2021

To the Simmonds family:
On behalf of myself and my wife Veora, we send our heartfelt prayers and condolences. Your mother certainly was a blessed woman. And one of her biggest blessings was getting to see you all one more time despite the pandemic. It was not only a celebration of Chris' birthday, but a chance for your mom to see you all. That is a memory and joy she was blessed to take with her, imagine how glad it made her heart that day. May God keep her and you all.

Cheryl Emanuel

January 7, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you all. Joan, we LOVE You 💕 and we are praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time of grief. May God give you peace and comfort! Please, know we are to support you if you need anything!

Little Russell

January 7, 2021

I didn’t know you personally mom Simmonds but I always asked about you your son Drew and I have spent quite a few years together I got the chance to see your creation through him he was a good son and he got good pain mom Simmonds you has kept the course and completed your task children support to bury their parent rest as the world smiles down on you mama you will be greatly miss by many. Bro Russell