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3124 Robinson Drive
WACO, TX 76706
Phone: 254-662-2131
Fax: 254-662-1311
Mary Simons

Mary Joy Simons (Kemp)

Thursday, January 2nd, 1941 - Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Mary Joy Kemp Simons, age 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at her home in Asa with her husband of 58 years and both of her daughters by her side.
Visitation is Sunday, December 9, 2pm- 4pm at Pecan Grove Funeral Home 3124 N Robinson Dr., Waco, TX. Funeral service is Monday, December 10 at 10am also at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, with Chester Springfield officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park.
Joy was born January 2, 1941, in Cedar Springs, TX to Johnnie and Evelyn Kemp. She was a 1959 graduate of Lott High School, where she was a standout basketball player, majorette, and Homecoming Queen. She married Jimmy Wayne Simons on April 22, 1960 in Golinda, TX. She’s worked as a beautician since 1958. Joy was an amazing gardener, with the gift of a green thumb. Some have referred to her as a walking textbook of Texas native gardening. She was also an accomplished seamstress and artist.
She is preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law Marilyn Kemp; brothers-in-law, James Loesch and Donald Simons; father-in-law, Pete Simons; and mother-in-law, Bessie Simons.
Joy is survived by her husband, Jimmy; brothers, Bill (Peggy) Kemp and John (Linda) Kemp; daughters, Jan (Glenn) Roach and Jennifer (Brandy) Simons; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special thanks to Bluebonnet Health Services and the RNs at Providence Hospital Floor 4 South.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Monday, December 10th, 2018 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 10th, 2018 10:00am
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Interment

    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 South Interstate Hwy 35
    WACO, TX 76706
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Posted at 11:11am
What a special lady,. Joy will be missed by all..thoughts and prayers to the family. Love Diane and Jerry Maxwell
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Barbara Churchill

Posted at 10:43pm
My heart goes out to Joys' family. I will always remember her as a very sweet and kind lady, who was always kind to everyone. I know this loss must be inconceivable and so difficult to grasp. Many prayers are going up for her family at this time.

Fran & Jadie Freeman

Posted at 08:13pm
Dear Jim & Family, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. Our prayer is that God would surround you & your entire family with His loving arms to give you comfort & peace. May He give you strength to face the difficult days ahead.

Bill and Peggy John and Linda

Posted at 08:01pm
Our love always and forever.
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Morgan Griffith

Posted at 12:28pm
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers! Wish I could be there to give you all my love. Miss you Jen and Brandy!!! Love you!
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