Paula Louise Gammill-Simmons

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Paula Louise Gammill Simmons, 67, of Linden, Texas left this world on  January 23, 2021 to be with the Lord.  Mrs. Simmons was born May 2, 1953 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Paul Gammill and Thelma Whatley Gammill.  She graduated from Linden-Kildare High School and married Wayne Simmons on September 15, 1972.  Paula was a housewife, mother and a wonderful grandmother.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Gerald Wayne Simmons; son, Gerald Wayne Simmons, Jr. and wife, Roni; daughter, Crystal Marie Stanton; two granddaughters, Hala Simmons and Piper Stanton; grandson, River Stanton; brother, Gary Lynn Gammill and wife, Judy; special niece and nephew, Edward and Renee Jones, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Thelma Gammill and sister, Gail.

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2021 in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Burial to follow in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.

There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home for friends and family to view and sign the registry.

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  1. I cannot find the words to let you know how much Paula meant to me! If she loved you, she loved with her whole being! She will be forever my ‘sister’ and will be greatly missed! My deepest condolences! May God’s comforting arms surround her family and loved ones!

  2. Mrs. Paula was a wonderful, sweet and caring woman. Praying for her family during this time. She will be missed.

  3. Our prayers are with Paula's family, friends, loved ones during these difficult days. Recall your most precious memories with love. May the Peace of Our Lord, Jesus Christ comfort each of you.

  4. Paula and I were classmates. I am so sorry for your loss. May your love comfort you and ease your sadness. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the service or visitation to honor Paula's life. I have covid and will still be quarantined.

  5. My condolences to you Wayne. Always enjoyed visiting with your wife. Of course we talked about you. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.

    Love, Fleta

  6. Sorry to hear about Paula. She was a sweet lady. Prayers for all of the family during this difficult time.

  7. Wayne, the news on the loss of your wife Paula saddens Charles and I. Please know we are praying for you, your family, and friends during this difficult time.

    Geraldine and Charles Hull

  8. So sorry for your loss. Paula, I just knew her as Piper and River's grandma,always had a smile and willing to help.

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