March 3, 1953 - May 16, 2019
Mrs. Katie Loreane Simons, 66, of Peoria, IL passed away at 7:50 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Heddington Oaks Nursing Home, West Peoria, IL. Katie was born in Greenville, MS on March 3, 1953 to Loreane (Stanford) and David Birris. Sr. She married Andrew “Junior” Simons, Jr. He preceeded her in death. Katie leaves to cherish her most precious memory, her mother, Loreane Birris of Peoria; one son, Reginald (Karen) Birris of Peoria; one daughter, Sharon Birris of Peoria; five brothers, Rev. Dr. Albert (Lucille) Calvin, Jr. of Greenville, MS, Samuel Birris of Los Angeles, CA; David Birris, Jr. of Greenville, MS, Sidney (Sherry) Birris of Atlanta, GA and Johnathan Birris of Los Angeles, CA; four sisters, Shirley Peyton, Hattie Owens, Ellen Herrod all of Peoria and Terry (Roy) Farmer of Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jamilla (Daveron), Kylia, Kyle and Jasmyne, two great grandchildren, Amina and Timothy, two nephews, Quincylyn and Ronald, one niece Tierra whom she raised and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her father and husband. Katie was a seamstress working at CR Cook Furs and Fashions for many years. She later worked as a CNA at Interim Health Care. She was a long-time member of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ where she was an Usher. Katie loved cooking and trying new recipes as well as gardening and lawn care. She also loved crossword puzzles. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ with a visitation one-hour before service beginning at 9 AM. Elder Henry Bolden, II is the host pastor, Rev. Deveraux Hubbard will officiate and Associate Minister, Elder Will Ivory Maxison will give the eulogy. Katie will be laid to rest at Historic Springdale Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com.
Mrs. Katie Loreane Simons, 66, of Peoria, IL passed away at 7:50 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Heddington Oaks Nursing Home, West Peoria, IL. Katie was born in Greenville, MS on March 3, 1953 to Loreane (Stanford) and David Birris. Sr. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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