Juanita Fay (Hopkins) Simon was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus as she passed peacefully from this world into her eternal reward surrounded by her family Monday, September 6, 2021. A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was 83, born in Marshall, Texas on July 12, 1938. Arrangements made by Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge for Thursday, Sept. 16. Visitation for family 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins at noon. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. at The Louisiana National Cemetery, 303 W. Mount Pleasant Road, Zachary, LA. Known to her friends and family as Nita, she was the middle child of five siblings, four sisters and one brother. She is preceded in death by parents, George Erie and Janie Lee Hopkins; sister Lilly Bell and Walter Junior Woodley; sister Connie Nadine Dubois; brother-in-law Bain Gilcrease and nephew Lester Hopkins. Nita, beloved Mother, is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Edgard Simon; her twin sons, Joseph Simon, James and Kathy Simon; granddaughters Kristina and Kathryn Simon; sister Betty Ann Gilcrease; brother Don and Peggy Hopkins; brother-in-law Elray Dubois and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Some of her favorite songs were: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Charlie Rich; Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B.J. Thomas; What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong and River of Dreams by Billy Joel. Pallbearers are nephews Steve Woodley, Wayne Woodley, Tommy Hall, Damon Hopkins, Bruce Wicker and longtime neighbor and friend Roland Sanchez. In lieu of flowers, the family requests grateful donations be made in her honor to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/baton-rouge-la/juanita-simon-10343939
Published by The Advocate from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.