Jill Simmons Walters
1950 - 2020
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Jill Simmons Walters, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana and a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the age of 70. She was born October 16, 1950 to James I. "Jack" Simmons, Sr. and Margaret Leontine Black Simmons. Jill was the fourth of seven siblings. She is survived by two children, Charles "Chuck" Walters, Jr., wife Heather, of St. Francisville, LA and Angela Walters Lackie of Baton Rouge, LA. Known as their "Gigi", she leaves behind three adored grandchildren, Basia and Balyn Walters and Paisley Lackie. She is survived by her adoptive mother, Geraline Winters Simmons of Covington, LA and four brothers, James I. "Jimmy" Simmons, Jr. of Asheville, NC, Thomas Hal "Tommy" Simmons of Washougal, WA, Timothy Joseph "Tim" Simmons of Baton Rouge, LA, Brad Allan Martin (Lorie) of Covington, LA, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law (Donna Simmons) and many other beloved cousins. Jill was preceded in death by both her parents, her two sisters, Margaret Ellen Simmons of Coca, FL, Mary Leontine "Teeny" Simmons of Baton Rouge, LA and her brother, Steven Black Simmons of Bogalusa, LA. To know Jill was to love her. She touched everyone that she met with a kind, concerning heart and never met a stranger. She lived by example of faith and cared and loved with no boundaries. She will be dearly missed by many family members and friends. Though it is with heavy hearts, all are grateful and blessed to have known her. We rejoice with her and celebrate her eternal life with our Lord in Heaven. Jill faithfully served at LSU Residential Life and retired in 2016 after being employed with the state for 43 years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory in Bogalusa, LA. A small service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 5 to Jan. 15, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
15
Service
11:00 AM
Ponemah Cemetery
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January 7, 2021
Sympathy and condolences to the family. I met Jill when I was a student worker for LSU Housing around 1983. She was a wonderful and friendly person. Our paths also crossed a few other times afterwards. Then, fast forward to 2013 when my daughter enrolled at LSU and Jill was there to resolve a few issues. She was still the same kind, devoted and friendly Jill. Prayers for all of you. Hold on to your memories of this wonderful lady. I know the Gates of Heaven will open wide to welcome her Home.
Darrell Ourso
Acquaintance
January 6, 2021
Chuck and Angela , I am so very very sad to hear of your mom’s passing. I hadn’t seen her in years , but we did reconnect and meet up about 12 or so yrs ago. It was just like we picked up where we left off. She was the same sweet Jill ! She was ALWAYS such a great friend to me , and we sure did share a lot of fun times together on Barringer Road . She always helped me out and offered to keep Jennifer and Daniel whenever an opportunity came up for me to go with Brewster on his business trips . Please know I will be keeping y’all and the family in my prayers.
Love , Brenda Brewster
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