Mary Josephine Simmons

Mary Josephine Simmons (Lady) passed away December 22, 2017 at Harbor Hospice Facility in Houston, Texas.   She was born on June 10, 1941 in Colorado City, Tx. To William and Lora Lady (Strickland).

Mary is survived by her daughters LaVonda Ruiz, her husband J. Hector Ruiz, Candia Lundry, her husband Philip Lundry, Lynn Adams, her brother Jerry Lady, his wife Deborah Lady, sister Lorelei Ritchey, her husband Charles Ritchey,sister Anita Teer and Tom Merrell, Granddaughter Jessica Ohlemacher, her husband Paul Ohlemacher, Great Grandson Charles Ohlemacher, and Great Granddaughter Addison Ohlemacher.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou are with me, Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Family will receive friends Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 6p.m.-7p.m. with a Celebration of Life service following at 7p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573.


  1. Dearest LaVonda,
    May the sweet memories you have of your mom bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You have truely been a blessing in her life for many years and have done as the scriptures say to “honor thy mother”. We are certain that the Lord will continue to bless you for all of your efforts.
    With love,
    Isabel, Jose and Sebastian Berrueto

    Isabel Berrueto
  2. I will miss my sister greatly. So many memories have been flooding my mind this week. She was always loving and considerate to me and my children. She was always thrilled to see us. She nicknamed me baby sister which was a name between the two of us.

    Jo is at ease now and not having a hard time breathing. She’s with the Lord now. May she rest in peace.

    Love and miss you Jo!

    Anita Teer
  3. LaVonda, I do not know your mother, but I know you via Lynn. She had a beautiful giving daughter who is truly loved. Blessings to you. You are in my prayers.

    Sherry L Pfaffenberg
  4. Sincere sympathy to the family of Mary Josephine Simmons in their loss of a beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

    Vivian and Bill Latimer
  5. LaVonda, you have been the most loving daughter to your mother. You have taken such good care of my sister, Jo. You will be rewarded with a jewel in your crown when you get to Heaven. You always made sure Jo was getting the best of care and showed your love in so many ways. We will miss Jo but know she is in a better place now.

    Lorelei Ritchey

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