Cynthia Simmons Forrester   

Published 7:57 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Funeral services for Cynthia Simmons Forrester, of Hazlehurst, are today, Nov. 29, 2018, at noon at Riverwood Family in Brookhaven, with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation will be today, Nov. 29, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of service at Riverwood.

Mrs. Forrester, 64, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Woodlands, Texas. She was born Jan. 9, 1954, to Henry and Evelyn Simmons. She worked in the medical industry as a registered nurse, she was a chief nursing officer. She had an interest in many different hobbies including home decorating, gardening, sewing and cooking. Her favorite thing to do was spend valuable time with her seven grandchildren. She was a member of the McComb and Hazlehurst Garden Clubs and was a lifetime member of the American Women’s Health Organization for Neonatal Nursing and the Mississippi Hospital Association. She was a member of Hazlehurst United Methodist Church.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth Aldrich Forrester; and her father, Henry Gene Simmons Sr.

Survivors are her son, John Rhodes Farnham and wife, Jenny and their children, John Michael, Julieanne, and Jameson; daughter, Michaelanne Barton and husband, Brett, and their children, Annabrett, Bella, Blythe, and Brooks; mother, Evelyn Oubre’ Simmons; brothers, Henry Gene Simmons Jr. and wife, Chris and Timothy Simmons; and sister, Angie Williamson.

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Cynthia Simmons Forrester