2014-10-24 * Desiree (Faunce) Simmons


On October 24, 2014, Desiree Faunce Simmons passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for and loved, after a brave, defiant fight with cancer in Griffin, GA. She was born in Tampa, Florida on June 3, 1956. She grew up in Griffin, where she attended Griffin High School. Desiree resided in the New Orleans area from 1978 to 2010, thereafter returning to Griffin. Desiree is Survived by her father, Donald H. Faunce, her mother, Wayna J. Heller, her sister Yvette Babb, her son, Richard T. Simmons, III from her marriage to New Orleans attorney Richard T. Simmons, Jr. She loved gardening, animals, music, art, sports cars, and traveling. She also enjoyed making jewelry as a hobby and profession. A private memorial gathering for reflections and remembrances will be held at the home of a relative in Griffin on Saturday November 1st at 1:00pm. The family appreciates the compassionate care provided by the Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin. For the memorial guestbook, please visit http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/desireesimmons

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