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Kathy M. Simmons

November 23, 1955 February 8, 2019
Kathy M. Simmons
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Kathy M. Simmons, 63, of Panama City, FL went to be with the Lord Friday, February 8, 2019. She was born November 23, 1955 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Kathy loved to garden, loved her flowers and art. Most of all, she loved her family and all her pets. Kathy loved the ocean too and said many times, “it made her feel at peace to watch the waves and dolphins”.

She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Virginia and Carlos McKinney; father and step-mother, James Clark LaGrand and Louis LaGrand; brother. Wayne McKinney; sisters, Lisa Nichols, Linda McKinney, Brenda LaGrand and Tiny Cardwell; granddaughter, Lakesha Cline; and daughter-in-law Karrie Lewis.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 39 years, James H. Simmons; daughters, Melissa McCoy (Randy Hardin) and Kim Doporto (Jaime); sons, Billy Lewis (Stacy) and Larry Lewis; grandchildren, Colton McCoy, Austin McCoy, Bryan Hardin, Sarah Hardin, Ryan Hardin, Ethan Lewis, Eli Lewis, James Waddle, Katelynn Waddle (partner, Sireana Pierre-Louis) and step-grandsons, Raul Francisco Doporto and Donvan James Deporto; great-grandson, Carter Rodgers; brothers, Charles McKinney (Mary) and James Ray LaGrand (Sabrina); sisters, Sheila LaGrand and Jackie Cardwell (Tony); lots of cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and special mention to Maddalynn (Penut) Nolte; and her favorite fur babies, little bit, Hunney, Bella and pup.

Memorialization will be by cremation and private services will be held.

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Memorialization will be by cremation.

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