Colin Demetriades Simien

October 5, 1976November 12, 2020

Colin Demetriades Simien, 44, of Sulphur, LA passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Colin was born October 5, 1976 in Sulphur, LA to Joseph Simien, Sr. and Cynthia Ballou Simien. Colin loved sports especially the Atlanta Falcons. He enjoyed working out and spending time with his family who he loved dearly. Colin loved and adored all of his children.

Survivors include his mother, Cynthia Ballou Simien; his brother, Joseph Simien, Jr.; grandfather, Leroy Ballou Sr. and grandmother, Norma Sonier; his sons, Devin Thomas, Donovon Thomas, J'khi Simien; his daughters, Phaliyah Elliott, Kaylin Reese, Ti'jah Simien; and a host of relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Simien, Sr.; brothers, Akonda Ballou and Paul Ballou.

The family will have a private memorial service with interment following in Perkins Cemetery, Westlake, LA on Thursday, November 19th under the direction of Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home.

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  • Cynthia Ballou Simien, Mother
  • Joseph Simien, Jr, Brother
  • Leroy Ballou Sr, Grandfather
  • Norma Sonier, Grandmother
  • Devin Thomas, Son
  • Donovon Thomas, Son
  • J'khi Simien, Son
  • Phaliyah Elliott, Daughter
  • Kaylin Reese, Daughter
  • Ti'jah Simien, Daughter
  • Joseph Simien, Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Akonda Ballou and Paul Ballou, Brothers (deceased)
  • and a host of relatives and friends.

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Karen Simien

November 20, 2020

Colin, your Auntie will never forget you, we didn’t see each other much but when we did you were still that sweet loving little boy I always knew, you still had those big baby eyes and gave the biggest hugs and never failed to say I love you. I will miss your phone calls telling me you were ok but now I know you are for sure because God have you. Forever in my heart and I love you always..
Auntie Karen

Karla Ballou

November 19, 2020

Nephew…it is with heavy hearts we celebrate you today! We couldn’t make it in to be with family, but we still are giving our tribute to you. I remember the first time we met it was a hey Auntie with the tightest hug. It never changed, every time I saw you my hey Auntie followed by that big tight hug was always intact. Also, as we were leaving our first visit you reached down to hug KaSean and he grabbed you and burst into tears. You didn’t know what say but you road the hug out, it was a beautiful display of love from a big cousin to a little one. Nephew we will never forget you and will always love you! We got Uncle Chris! If I had to write a slogan that reminds me of you it would be “If you’re gonna go hard, you gotta love hard!” because I believe you went hard for those you loved. Until we meet again Nephew…MUCH LOVE!

Tracy Ullah

November 19, 2020

You will be missed my brother🙏🏽😔

Vicki Ballou

November 17, 2020

How can I tell you now how I feel, how much I am hurting, Colin RIP. When I married your Uncle Ray, GOD blessed me with the Best of the Best Family. My first visit to Sulphur La. Pickup Auntie Sheila, at SU, drove to Sulphur & pulled up on Peck St. With Welcome Arms & Open Hearts My New Family ❤️ Colin you were 6 weeks old! How time flies, GOD picked you, another FLOWER 🌹 to add to his Beautiful Garden but GOD blessed me with Precious, Loving Memories of You🙏🏾 Tell Everyone Hello in Heaven! Colin Thank You for Loving me and Letting me Love ❤️ You! This is not Good Bye, Auntie will See You on the Other Side. Gay I Love ❤️ You and GOD makes no mistakes🙏🏾 RIH Colin We are FAMILY!

Bridget Richard

November 16, 2020

Sending prayers and condolences to my family. Stay strong and pray up. God will bless y’all with the strength that you need at this time. Gay my love goes out to you. Sending you hugs and kisses.

Devin Thomas

November 16, 2020

Wassup pops!!! This really hit me hard losing you and momma. I know that it was hard for y’all to see me go off and join the military. I just wish that I could have went back in time to see/talk to y’all one last time and I hate that I was away for so long because this was not expected. I just wanted to make y’all proud and even though we went through difficult times you still showed me the values of becoming a man. I thank you for that and I will never lose those values. Just know that I’m not going to let y’all down and make sure that all my siblings are taken care of. LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!!!!!😢❤️🤞🏾

TiJah Simien

November 16, 2020

Dad I just want you to know that I will never forget about you and I love you very much because I know that you and mama wanted the best for me and my siblings you and mama did a very good job for raising us I thank y’all for guiding me in the right direction for the time y’all were here 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

Donovon Thomas

November 16, 2020

Pops imma miss you man I really am we may have had our ups and downs but all that was out of love you wanted us all to be something in life. I’m thankful for the time we were able to have spent with you the lessons you taught and the memories love you pops you💕💕💕™️

Kaylin Reese

November 16, 2020

Dad it’s sad to know that you’re gone I just wish you could call me one more time so that I could hear your voice I just pray that you watch over me and my siblings I love and miss you dad ❤️ I LOVE YOU FOREVER ❤️

~ Kaylin 🥺💕

Natalie Burton

November 16, 2020

You will definitely be missed, we have a beautiful son, that looks just like you
Fly High Pimping LOL, Our inside joke


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