The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


January 3, 2014

Johnnie Odette Butler Simmons

Graveside services for Johnnie Odette Butler Simmons, 93, of Palestine will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Cedar Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Manuel officiating. Services are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mrs. Simmons left this world to a greater place the morning of Jan. 2, 2014, to be reunited with all her brothers and sisters and mother and dad, Landon and Winnie Butler.

Johnnie was a resident at Cartmell Home, Sarah Unit, for the last three years. All of the unit workers, nurses aides, maintenance, kitchen, and administration knew Aunt Johnnie. She was very active all the time wanting to help everyone. She loved getting up early and making coffee for everyone, even going to their rooms to wake them. Aunt Johnnie spent most of her life as a caregiver for others and baby sitter for many. She was a Christian and leaves behind many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Heart to Heart Hospice or the Sarah unit at Cartmell Home for Aged.

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