OBITUARY

Beverly Ann Simmons Jackson

February 22, 1951February 9, 2020

Beverly Ann Simmons Jackson, age 68, passed away on Sunday, 2/9/2020 after a long courageous battle with heart disease and breast cancer.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, William A. “Dock” and Doris Ramona Simmons. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Cecil H. Jackson Jr., son Christopher Jackson and wife Jenna, sister Debbie Payne and husband Tommy, brother Gary Simmons and partner Jim DiGuido, the loves of her life grandson Caleb and granddaughter Marley, her nieces and nephews, her step-sister Cheryl Linderman and husband Dan, her childhood friend Cheryl Ciccarello, her Beta Sigma Phi Sisters, her Krewe of Agustina family, her St. Joseph’s Hospital coworkers and many other friends and neighbors.

Beverly was a life-long resident of Tampa, born at Tampa General Hospital, and graduated from Hillsborough High School in 1969. She was a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 43 years. She worked for 25 years in Pediatrics and Pediatric Oncology. After leaving Pediatrics, she held many other positions at SJH, ending her career as a Case Manager. She was a very caring and nurturing person that made her an exceptional nurse and friend. Beverly was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority since 1969. She held many offices and received numerous awards including City Council Woman of the Year, Woman of the Year and Valentine’s Queen. She also was a proud member of the Krewe of Agustina de Aragon where she developed many wonderful friendships. Beverly will always be remembered as one who loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was always smiling, laughing, never wanting to give up and fighting bravely to the end.

A Visitation will take place on Saturday, 2/15/2020 between 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. A private burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

Beverly Ann Simmons Jackson

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Sandra Ireland (Cantero)

February 22, 2020

Happy Birthday Beverly... your first in heaven. I know you’re having a wonderful birthday with God and Jesus, Momma and Poppo and all your loved ones. I shed tears of joy knowing you’re Home... and know that you’re watching over all of us. But also tears that I can no longer see you or talk to you. Well I will talk to you, just like I do talk to Momma and Poppo... and I know you were playing games with me recently... lol (only you and I know what I’m talking about!). ;) Thank you for being another sister to me... I am Blessed for all the years we were “family” and you’ll always be in my heart. You were a caregiver here on earth, and I have no doubt you’ll still be a caregiver from Heaven. I’ll look for you when it’s my turn... until we meet again, I love you. #3 Sis

Cecil, Debbie, Tom, Gary, Jim, Cheryl L, Dan, Chris, Jenna, Caleb, Marley and the rest of the family and friends... I know you miss Bev and I pray you can always remember all the wonderful years she was in our lives. I’m sorry for your loss too.... may you always feel her hugs and love even from afar. xo

Jim and Nickie Johnson

February 14, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Beverly. Our thoughts are with the family during this sad time.

Julie Benson

February 14, 2020

Beverly -your contagious smile, laughter, and all around welcoming presence will surely be missed! You were the first one to make me feel welcome and at home in the Krewe .... I will miss seeing your smiling face...may you forever rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again

DUQUELIA CANTERO

February 13, 2020

My condolence to the Simmons family

Latanyua Carmichael

February 13, 2020

RIP, this lady always had a big smile on her face every time you would see here, May her family have peace to know she was loved so much by many people.

Regina Glenn

February 12, 2020

Thank you Beverly, for sharing these two special gifts with me Caleb and Marley. So glad that God brought you into my life at a time as this. I will always remember that beautiful smile and how you were always up beat and bubbly, caring, giving, friendly and made us feel like family. She was always so Happy. Beautiful lady inside and out. Heaven has another Angel.
Your work here is done, rest now until we meet again. Forever in our Hearts ♥️

Kimberley Tatro

February 12, 2020

I remember her well working with her at St. Joseph's hospital. She always made me laugh & smile. RIP friend.

Susan Gray

February 12, 2020

For the past 6 years I have been honored to know Bev. She and I became Krewe Sisters by chance and friends by design. I have so many memories she was part of... always smiling and doing everything with a full heart. I will miss her.


Sail on Beverly

Joanne Mayers

February 12, 2020

You will be missed my friend. You were an amazing spirit as both a nurse and a friend!

Eileen Pupello

February 11, 2020

I am going to miss the Sunset at the beach! May you rest in the peace ❤️