August 11, 1961 - April 12, 2021
Ms. Damita Lynn Palmer, 59, of Peoria, IL passed away at 10:47 pm on April 12, 2021 at her residence. Damita was born on August 11, 1961 in Peoria, IL to Geraldine Loving and David Jones. Damita worked at Lutheran Social Services as a counselor. She was a graduate of Peoria Central High School. Damita was a God-fearing woman and was always willing to give back to others. She was a great baker, especially her peach cobbler. Damita loved elephant statues. Damita leaves to cherish her most precious memories her three sons, Armond (Temika) Palmer, Sr., Ahmid (Tiffany) Palmer and Hasan Palmer, Sr. all of Peoria, IL; five brothers, Ahmed Shabazz of Syracuse, NY, Jeffery Palmer of California, David (Darlene) Jones and Mitchell (Brittany) Bush both of Peoria, IL and Chinedu Amaefula of Texas; six sisters, Shirley (Kimberly) Jones, Mary Smith, Heidi (Timothy) Davis, Felicia (Omeretires) Barnes, Dana (Shawn Hendrix) Bush and Regina (Darryl) Murray all of Peoria, IL; one sister-in-law, Brenda Loving of Peoria, IL; special aunt, Jackie (Gene) Petty of Peoria, IL; special uncles, Ray (Marcia) Taylor and Ronnie (Mary) Foster both of Peoria, IL; thirteen grandchildren, Anferney Burns, Armond Palmer, Jr., Te’mond Burns-Palmer, Deja, Jade, Ameila, Tavorius Fuller, Torrance’s Palmer, Hasan Palmer, Jr., Destiny Palmer, Alliyah Palmer, Aniyah Palmer and Queen Palmer; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who adored her. She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles Loving and four sisters. A private funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Zion Baptist Church with a visitation one-hour prior beginning at 10 am. Pastor Samuel Duren will officiate. Damita will be laid to rest at Lutheran Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance limits will be observed. In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Funerals are limited to no more than 50% of the capacity of the or less. To be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. The sanctuary can socially distance and seat 50% of the capacity of the church. All others will be able to flow through prior to beginning of the service. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Ms. Damita Lynn Palmer, 59, of Peoria, IL passed away at 10:47 pm on April 12, 2021 at her residence. Damita was born on August 11, 1961 in Peoria, IL to Geraldine Loving and David Jones. Damita worked at Lutheran Social Services as a counselor.... View Obituary & Service Information
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