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Celebrating the life of
Jeanie Woods McNeilly Simmons
Passed away on March 12, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Isle of Hope United Methodist Church
  • 412 Parkersburg Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

Bill and family please know that your family in Arizona are thinking and praying for all of you and the Grace of God give you peace in this time.

lhdwt@cox.net, Phoenix, AZ

My daughter Gabrielle had the privilege of having Jeanie as her preschool teacher in 2000. How fortunate we are to have such an incredibly loving and nurturing women in our lives for just one year but she will never be forgotten by us. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all the family as we know she will be greatly missed. May it bring you peace knowing she is in the loving arms of the Lord. Warm Regards, The Paderewski Family (Barney, Amy and Gabrielle)

The Paderewski Family, Savannah, GA

Iam sorry for your family's loss. If I can ever do anything for you let me know. Freddy Doyle

Freddy Doyle, DI,

We loved Miss Jeannie so much. What a bright light in the world. And she raised 3 amazing girls who will continue to shine that light. We are so very sorry for your loss. Peace to you all.

Sheryl and Zhibek Phillips, ,

So sorry for your loss. Blessed to have known Mrs. Simmons and thankful that my daughter had her for a preschool teacher. My daughter will always remember her for pulling her 1st tooth and always swinging her high on the swing. She was a blessing to all. Such a sweet, kind person. God has definitely called a true angel home. Prayers to all of you.

Stacy Tabakian, Savannah, Ga

I was so sorry to hear about Jeanie. She was such a wonderful person and had such a great smile that just lit the room up wherever she was. Bill and the girls are in my prayers.

Denise D. Shelby, Savannah, GA

Jeanie had the most contagious smile and laugh. She brought so much joy to me. I always wanted to spend more time with her. Prayers to all her friends and family. ????

Mylene Dempsey, New Smyrna Beach , FL

We are so sorry to hear about Jeanie. Our prayers are with all of you.

William and Nancy DeLaura, Haddonfield, NJ

Jeanie will be missed by anyone that ever met her. She had the prettiest smile, biggest heart and love for God, her family and friends. She had such a giving heart. To know her was to love her. I am just so sad yet happy for her joy in heaven. My prayers are with her family and closest of friends.

Melody Martin, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. She will be.always remembered for her sweet smile.

Susan brown Barfield , Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Simmons she will be greatly missed by me. Betty Dutch Island Gaurd Gate

betty arnett, savannah, GA

We are remembering your mother with all the joy and laughter, and sunshine that she brought to each person who was Blessed to know and love her . Please know we have you in our heart and in our prayers . May God Bless each of you . ??

Diane Shuman , Savannah , Georgia

So sorry for your loss. Jeanie was one special person. She lit up a room with her smile. Just know you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Buffy Follak, Charlotte,, NC

Jeanie Woods McNeilly Simmons, 57, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 after a long struggle with cancer.  She was born in Nashville, Tennessee, daughter of William Warner McNeilly, Jr. and Jean Woods McNeilly.  While attending the University of Mississippi and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in early education, she met her future husband, William Simmons.  Jeanie enjoyed being a pre-school teacher at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church Preschool.  Jeanie was also a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, William D. Simmons of Savannah, GA; three daughters, Alexandra Simmons (Russell) Parr of Savannah, GA; Christina Simmons (Ian) Merrow of Buford, GA; Samantha Simmons (Daniel) Grantham of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Turner, Colin and Parker; brother, W. Warner (Amy) McNeilly, III of Nashville, TN; sister, Elizabeth McNeilly (James) Johnson of Ashland City, TN and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.

Remembrances:  Isle of Hope United Methodist Church Preschool, 412 Parkersburg Rd., Savannah, GA 31406, Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah, GA 31416, Colon Cancer Foundation, 10 Midland Ave., Suite M06, Port Chester, NY 10573 or www.coloncancerfoundation.org

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Bill and family please know that your family in Arizona are thinking and praying for all of you and the Grace of God give you peace in this time.

lhdwt@cox.net, Phoenix, AZ

My daughter Gabrielle had the privilege of having Jeanie as her preschool teacher in 2000. How fortunate we are to have such an incredibly loving and nurturing women in our lives for just one year but she will never be forgotten by us. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all the family as we know she will be greatly missed. May it bring you peace knowing she is in the loving arms of the Lord. Warm Regards, The Paderewski Family (Barney, Amy and Gabrielle)

The Paderewski Family, Savannah, GA

Iam sorry for your family's loss. If I can ever do anything for you let me know. Freddy Doyle

Freddy Doyle, DI,

We loved Miss Jeannie so much. What a bright light in the world. And she raised 3 amazing girls who will continue to shine that light. We are so very sorry for your loss. Peace to you all.

Sheryl and Zhibek Phillips, ,

So sorry for your loss. Blessed to have known Mrs. Simmons and thankful that my daughter had her for a preschool teacher. My daughter will always remember her for pulling her 1st tooth and always swinging her high on the swing. She was a blessing to all. Such a sweet, kind person. God has definitely called a true angel home. Prayers to all of you.

Stacy Tabakian, Savannah, Ga

I was so sorry to hear about Jeanie. She was such a wonderful person and had such a great smile that just lit the room up wherever she was. Bill and the girls are in my prayers.

Denise D. Shelby, Savannah, GA

Jeanie had the most contagious smile and laugh. She brought so much joy to me. I always wanted to spend more time with her. Prayers to all her friends and family. ????

Mylene Dempsey, New Smyrna Beach , FL

We are so sorry to hear about Jeanie. Our prayers are with all of you.

William and Nancy DeLaura, Haddonfield, NJ

Jeanie will be missed by anyone that ever met her. She had the prettiest smile, biggest heart and love for God, her family and friends. She had such a giving heart. To know her was to love her. I am just so sad yet happy for her joy in heaven. My prayers are with her family and closest of friends.

Melody Martin, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. She will be.always remembered for her sweet smile.

Susan brown Barfield , Savannah, Georgia

I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Simmons she will be greatly missed by me. Betty Dutch Island Gaurd Gate

betty arnett, savannah, GA

We are remembering your mother with all the joy and laughter, and sunshine that she brought to each person who was Blessed to know and love her . Please know we have you in our heart and in our prayers . May God Bless each of you . ??

Diane Shuman , Savannah , Georgia

So sorry for your loss. Jeanie was one special person. She lit up a room with her smile. Just know you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Buffy Follak, Charlotte,, NC


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