Jewell Simmons

Obituary of Jewell Simmons

Spencer, TN-Mrs. Emma Jewell Madewell Simmons, passed from this life Wednesday March 3, 2021 at Cookeville Regional Hospital.  A Van Buren County native, Jewell was born on February 27, 1945 to the late James Clyde and Hallie Mae Hale Madewell. She was a member of the Spencer Mountain Church of God of Prophecy and was a 1963 graduate of Van Buren County High School.

In addition to her parents, Jewell was preceded in death by her sister; Iva Nell Brymer.

Jewell is survived by her loving family, husband; Bobby Simmons, son; Brian (Katina) Simmons, daughter; Cynthia (C.B. Jr.) Sullivan, brother; Billy Joe (Brenda) Madewell, grandchildren; Zach (Lisa) Sullivan, Dalton Sullivan, Kinsey (Adam) Hurst, Dylan Simmons and Cade Simmons, great-grandchildren; Allie Gray, Kennedy Sullivan, Rowan Sullivan, Abrahm Sullivan, Case Hurst and Jaylee Sullivan, brother-in-law; Joe Brymer, special friend; Nancy Lawson. Nieces, nephews, and an extended family also survives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday March 7, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Jordan Jared and Bro. Freddie Harding officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sodom Cemetery.  Visitation hours are Saturday 1:00pm to 9:00pm and Sunday 9:00am till time of service at 2:00pm.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements.  (931) 946-4444