Guylene B. Simmons of Lewes departed her earthly home on Friday, May 21, 2021. She was the youngest of nine children, born on April 26, 1932 to the late Guy C. and Winnie E. Burks. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Guylene was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and based her life on God’s teaching. She was married to James L. Simmons and their union lasted 55 years. They had many adventures together and with their children. Guylene was happiest when her children and grandchildren were with her. She was loved and cherished by many and will be missed by all.

In addition to her parents, Guylene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James L. Simmons; her dear son, James “Bubba” Simmons; her brothers: Carl G. Burks, Charlie W. Burks, J.W. Burks, and Clifford M. Burks; her sisters: Myrtle Knowles, her twin Coralene Ashcraft, Nora Jane Butler, and Ruby Jeter.

She is survived by her children: Louann West (James) of Laurel, Suzann Simmons of Lewes, Cathy Simmons (Bubba) of Laurel, and Guy Simmons (Heather Floody) of Hoopers Island, Md.; her grandchildren: Jessica Dobson (Phillip) of Seaford and Rodney Simmons (Nicole) of Laurel and her great-grandchildren: Jack Dobson, Lily Dobson, and James Simmons.

Services will be held privately for family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel of Lewes. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to a charity of your choice, or to Union Ridge Cemetery, P.O. Box 3114, Monticello, Arkansas  71756.

Please visit Guylene’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at